Overview: Creates an opening without a window geometry. It uses the same command as BIMWINDOWCREATE. The command gives the possibility to create an opening at the location of the selected base profile. The base profile can be a boundary or a closed polyline.
command bar: bimwindowcreate
menu bar: Bim | Create Opening
toolbar: Bim | Create Opening
ribbon: Model| Component | Create Opening
Quad cursor menu: Model | Create Opening
Procedure: Creating an opening in an existing mode
- Draw a rectangle on the face of a wall.
- While boundary detection is on hover over inside the polygon (1)
Or select the closed polyline for this rectangle shape.
- Select the Create Opening tool from the Quad (2).
The opening is created (3) based on the closed contour. In the Structure Browser, the opening is added as a Block Reference. The block reference is classified as an opening (4).
If you select the opening from the structure browser, you will see a set of properties related to this opening element (5) in the properties panel.
Note: If your closed contour has a rectangle shape, the opening element will include Width and Height parameters (6).
Note: Opening elements contain subtractor solids. To display the subtractor solid, open the layers panel and thaw the BIM_Subtract layer.
Note: The associative tags can be generated using the bimtag command for the opening element in a sectioned drawing.
The following animated gif demonstrates how to create an opening based on a closed contour.