Inserts a window or door in a solid. Inserts a copy of a window or door in a solid. Inserts a RFA* file as a BIM component into the current drawing.
The command is deprecated. Use BMINSERT instead.
* RFA import is a work-in-progress.
Some general guidelines about the current V19 RFA import functionality are:
We don’t support RFA files older than 2011.
Files from 2011 to 2014 get imported, but since there was a major format change from 2014 to 2015, there might be issues with nested families.
Files from 2015 to 2018 get imported correctly. At the moment, we import extrusions, blends, revolutions, and sweeps.
Only the geometry of the family is imported, no parameters nor properties.
We are working on RFA 2019 support.
Accessing the Command
Command bar: biminsert
Menu bar: BIM| BIM Insert
Toolbar: BIM |
Quad: BIM |
Displays a File dialog box:
Select a window or door to insert, then double click or click the Open button.
Select insertion point or [Edit inserted entity] : (Move the cursor over a solid; the face under the cursor highlights: The UCS aligns dynamically with the selected face; if the edge by which the cursor enters the solid is horizontal or vertical, the X-axis of the UCS is horizontal, otherwise the X-axis is aligned with the edge; the Z-axis is perpendicular to the face of the solid. Specify point to insert.)
Select insertion point
Allows to specify the insertion point.
Hit the Ctrl-key to switch to Edit inserted entity mode.
From the middle of each edge of the placement rectangle dynamic dimensions display to the nearest parallel edge on the face of the solid.
Edit inserted entity
Allows to specify the width and height of the placement rectangle of the insert.
Prompts you: Edit [Height/Width/Done] <Height>:
Two dynamic dimension fields show the current width and height of the placement rectangle.
Type a value in the current dynamic dimension field, then press the TAB key to switch to the other field.
Hit the Ctrl-key to switch to Select Insertion Point mode.
BmUnlink - breaks the connection between a component insert (e.g. a Window) and a 3D solid (e.g. a Wall) retaining the opening.
BimWindowCreate - creates a fully parametric window based on a closed contour.
BimWindowUpdate - updates the opening made by a window or door in a solid, in case the definition changed in such way that the opening was not correctly updated automatically.