Creates BIM Space entities from enclosed boundaries.; optionally or edits spaces.
Note: The Space option of the BIMCLASSIFY command converts any 2D or 3D entity into a BIM Space entity.
Accessing the Command
Menu: BIM | Space
Toolbar: BIM Spaces
Quad Tab: BIM
Ribbon Tab | Panel: Data | Spaces
Pick a point inside the space or [Edit]: (Pick a point inside an enclosed area defined by space bounding entities*.)
The footprint of the space highlights.
Click to create the space.
The BIM Space is created using the following Footprint representation.
A label is created at the geometric center of the space.
Optionally, select the space and edit its properties in the Properties panel.
* Space bounding entities: (3D solids or linear 2D entities), which are classified as a BIM entity and having the Space Bounding property set to Yes. If the Centerline property property of a space bounding solid is Yes, the center of the solid is used as the space boundary.
The height of the space is defined by:
- The top face of the highest bounding entity.
- The DefaultSpaceHeight user preference, when all bounding entities are 2D linear entities,
Launches the Edit mode:.
Select a space to update its bounding elements [selection options (?)] - Select a BIM space.
The bounding entities of the selected space highlight.
Select to add or remove space bounding elements [selection options (?)] <Accept>:
Do the following:
The current space bounding entities highlight.
A warning icon displays next to the space tag indicating that the space is out of date and must be updated.
Launch the BIMUPDATESPACE command to update the space.
If the Update Method property of the space is Manually () the space cannot be updated by the BIMUPDATESPACE command. You must set the property to Automatic in the Properties panel first.
A BIM Space corresponds to an IfcSpace, and has all IFC properties listed under Space Common in the Properties panel.
The BIM properties of a space are:
Custom properties: You can create additional properties using the BIMPROPERTIES command.
Procedures (related procedure from BIM articles)
BimUpdateSpace - updates the geometry of a Space entity.
Bimify - Analyzes the model and runs automatic classification and spatial location assignment for the entire model. Creates new buildings and/or stories and spaces if necessary.
BimTag - Creates associative tags in generated BIM section drawings for the corresponding building entities in a 3D BIM model.
BimQuickDraw - Use QuickDraw to quickly create and edit rectangular and L-shaped spaces and buildings.
BimQuickbuilding – Generates a BIM building out of a massing solid, including levels, floors, walls, spatial locations, spaces etc.
BimClassify - classifies an entity as a Building Element and get a name and an internal GUID (= globally unique identifier).