Overview: In BricsCAD, you can organize your BIM models with standard classification codes that are used in the construction industry. These codes can classify elements according to national or company standards.
- A set of pre-installed classification systems is available to attach to the BIM.
- Multiple classification systems can be used in the same BIM.
Tutorial: How to use Classification Codes
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Assigning classification codes organizes the BIM and increases the level of detail. For instance, they allow 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.
Toolbar: BIM | Properties
Quad Tab: BIM | Properties
Ribbon Tab | Panel: Database | Properties
Assigning classification codes to the BIM
- Open the BIM Properties dialog box from the Quad (BIM: Model tab).
Note: Quad should be in 'No Selection' state.
A dialog box displays:
- Click the Import (1) button at the bottom-left corner of the dialog box.
A file dialog displays:
- 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 V19x64\en_US\Sup Support\Bim\Classification. Available classification systems:
Classification system for the BIM Users group of Catalonia.
Unified classification system of building elements designed for the AEC industry in Spain.
Standards for commercial and institutional building projects in the US and Canada.
Standards for the AEC industry in the Netherlands.
Classification system for the construction industry.
Standards for all sectors of the UK construction industry.
Standards for classifying building specifications, cost estimating, and cost analysis in the US and Canada.
Standards for the AEC industry in Belgium.
- 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, check the box 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.
- 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.
- 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.