Step 7: Enhance the Project Requirements
Structuring the model components and mapping them to the required software, classifications, languages and exchange formats (currently the valid IFC versions) is also possible in the area Project Requirements. In the view here, it is additionally possible to select in the representation of a specific discipline model or all discipline models. The basic view corresponds to the same representation as in the area Model Components.
The steps described below must be performed in the area Project requirements if the user has purchased the Starter or Business license or has been assigned limited usage rights (Developer or lower). In this case, the BIMQ user does not have access to the areas Model Components and Assign Discipline Models. The area Model Components can basically be understood as a kind of library in which the data requirements can be defined once and used several times in the Project Requirements. The difference to the area Project Requirements is that the assignments of the objects, property groups, properties or geometries to the various discipline models already exist here. This means that this structuring must also be carried out in the same way in the Project Requirements.
Structuring the components (Starter, Business)
BIMQ users with the purchased Starter or Business license or with assigned restricted usage rights (developer or lower) must structure and assign the various components to the discipline models in the area Project Requirements. It must be ensured that objects or object groups are always assigned to a discipline model first. An object is in turn assigned the various property groups, properties or geometries. These components can be easily created in the Project Requirements. Existing components can be easily moved or copied using the drag & drop functionality.
Further information about: Structuring and adding components can be found at the section Requirements.
Mapping the components
Mapping to the required software, classifications, languages and interface formats (currently the valid IFC versions) must be carried out by all BIMQ users with the purchased Starter or Business license or with assigned restricted usage rights (developer or lower) in the area Project Requirements. All users who have access to the area Model Components can add or adjust their settings here.
The mapping describes the mapping to the desired data format. BIMQ further supports the user by providing the corresponding selection options depending on the selected software and IFC version. The user is shown the respective selection lists provided by the target system, for example, standard elements can be selected from a drop-down list, which originate from the elements from the classification systems of ArchiCAD, Revit or Allplan.
Another important mapping configuration is the mapping to the preferred IFC schema. Here, too, the user is shown the respective concrete selection lists for each IFC version. This applies to the respective IFC entities and their types (PredefinedType), the IFC property sets (PropertySets), the properties (Properties), the hardwired IFC attributes or the IFC base quantities (BaseQuantities). Additionally, it is possible to create own extended classifications according to IFC, e.g. extended types (UserdefinedType), or classification by properties.
For more information on mapping to software and interface formats, click here.