Overview: In this lesson, you will learn how to use Bimify to automatically classify elements.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to automatically:
- Classify 3D solids or block references
- Attach BIM Profiles to linear solids
- Assign spatial locations to building elements
- Create BIM Rooms
- Detect internal or external walls
- Add elevation views (front, left, right and back) and 1 plan section per floor
Tutorial: How to automate classification with "Bimify" in BricsCAD BIM
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Bimify analyzes a model and will automatically classify spatial locations, rooms buildings and stories. It also detects and classifies external and internal walls.
Bimify can automatically detect whether a model is an Architectural, Structural or MEP model. BricCAD uses this information during the autoclassification process. Define this information before you launch Bimify, to improve the accuracy of the automatic classification.
The solids are auto-classified as columns, beams or members. If their profiles match a definition in the profile library, the profile name will be automatically added to the entity’s properties as meta-data. If no matching profile definition is found, a new one is created in the library.
Bimify can be used in a model that has both classified and unclassified entities. The classified entities are also linked to the appropriate spatial locations.
Procedure: Bimify your entire drawing
Choose Bimify from the Quad or type Bimify in the command line and choose 'entire model'.
When the Bimify process is completed, an overview of the result (1) is provided in the Prompt History panel.
Bimify creates new spacial locations if necessary.
Left to right: Before Bimify: The structure tree displayed only 3D solids (2). After Bimify: the entities are sorted into their corresponding building, story (3) and building element type (4).
Note: The structure browser can be customized to control the content of the tree.
The profile data of a beam in the properties panel (5). Bimify recognized the profile of these model elements as structural members and detected the axis location of the profile.
The elevation views and floor plan sections are created last.
This building contains front (6), left (7), right (8) and back (9) views as well as a floor plan (10).
For this simple building, one room and 4 external walls have been detected.
The BIM room (11) and "Is External" (12) property under the Wall Common properties.
If you choose to use the 'Advanced' option of Bimify, a dialog box will appear:
|Classifies 3D solids and Block References automatically.|
|Assigns columns, beams, members or flow segments profiles if available in BricsCAD profile library.|
Buildings, Stories, Rooms, and External Walls
|Assigns spatial locations such as buildings and floors, detects rooms, and identifies internal and external walls.|
|Creates an elevation view and a plan section per floor.|
Note: To disable the autoclassification option for solids or blocks simply uncheck the related checkbox. By default, all checkboxes are ticked. However, BricsCAD remembers your previous settings.
Ticking the Buildings, Stories, Rooms and External Walls checkbox automatically includes the Classification option. This information is needed to detect the other elements.
Procedure: Bimify a selection of your BIM Model
Select the part of your drawing you want to Bimify.
Type 'Bimify' in the command line and type in 'A' for Advanced.
A dialog box displays:
Note If you only select a part of your model, only solids, blocks and profiles can be classified. BricsCAD can only detect entities like stories, rooms and sections when the whole drawing is selected.
When the Bimify process is completed, an overview of the result is provided in the Prompt History panel.
Bimify classified the selected part of the model. No sections for floor plans or elevations are created.
This is the result if Bimify was launched on the whole drawing and all the boxes in the Dialog Box were checked. The entire model is classified additionally there are sections for the floor plan and the 4 elevations of the model.