Classification codes


Assigning classification codes organizes the BIM and increases the level of detail. For instance, they allow you to organize library materials and project reports, estimate project costs and define product specifications. Currently, GUBIMClassCA, GUBIMClassES, Master Format, NLSfb, OmniClass, UniClass2015, Uniformat, and VMSW are available classification systems in BricsCAD®.

For more information, visit the Command Reference article BIMPROPERTIES.

Assigning classification codes to the BIM

  1. Click the Properties button from the Quad (Bim tab) to open the BIM Properties dialog box.
    Note: The Quad should be in No Selection state.
    A dialog box appears:

  2. Click the Import (1) button at the bottom-left corner of the dialog box. A file dialog displays:

  3. Choose the classification system on the list (2), and click Open (3) to import it into the BIM.
    Note: If the file dialog does not show the Classification folder, you should manually enter this path in the address bar: C:\Users\<User>AppData\Roaming\Bricsys\BricsCAD V23x64\en_US\Sup Support\Bim\Classification.
    Available classification systems:
    GUBIMClassCA Classification system for the BIM Users group of Catalonia.
    GUBIMClassES Unified classification system of building elements designed for the AEC industry in Spain.
    Master Format Standards for commercial and institutional building projects in the US and Canada.
    NLSfb Standards for the AEC industry in the Netherlands.
    OmniClass Classification system for the construction industry.
    UniClass2015 Standards for all sectors of the UK construction industry.
    Uniformat Standards for classifying building specifications, cost estimating, and cost analysis in the US and Canada.
    VMSW Standards for the AEC industry in Belgium.
  4. The classification system is added to the namespace (4), the selected classification system is added as a property set (5), and the classification code (6) is attached to this property set.

    By default, the classification system is applied to all sorts of building elements (7).

    Optional: Deselect the categories of building elements to which the classification system is applied.

    To do so, tick the checkbox next to the category name (8) (all elements in this category will be excluded), or expand the list and check the box next to the element type only.

    Click the OK button (9) to finalize the procedure.

    Or import another classification system following the previous steps.

  5. Select the element to which you want to assign a classification code, and open the properties panel. The classification system (10) and code (11) should be available in the Properties panel.

  6. Click the arrow icon on the right-hand side (12) and select the classification code for the selected element in the context menu (13).

    Note: Exporting the BIM to an IFC file contains the classification system for each element with assigned classification codes. These properties are exported with proper labels and descriptions. The following image shows the OmniClass Classification (14) in Solibri after exporting and importing BIM with the OmniClass Classification code from Bricsys to Solibri.