Understanding Element Classification for IFC 2×3 exchange in ARCHICAD 19 – Part 2 – ArchiCAD Type and Library Parts

August 19, 2015. By

Introduction

In the last post we looked at the relationship between Components/Elements and Types when using Element Classification.

In this second post we share information about how these Element Classifications are setup by default in ARCHICAD. We will cover how these are set up for elements (i.e. walls, slabs etc) and how they are configured with the out-of-the-box ARCHICAD library.

At the bottom of the post we share some observations and some perceived minor errors with the out-of-the-box ARCHICAD library. Continue reading

Understanding Element Classification for IFC 2×3 exchange in ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 1 – Relationships

August 10, 2015. By

Introduction

In an earlier post we looked at the requirements of COBie for both Components and Types. This series of posts are highly technical posts and not something I would expect users to understand in depth, although I know some of our power users will try and follow them. However this kind of understanding is important if you are setting up templates for ARCHICAD users. There is a fair bit of detail to understand so the information is split into three posts. We will look at the relationship between Components and Types in this post. Continue reading

COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 5: System, Assembly, Connection, Spare, Resource, Job, Impact, Document, Coordinate, Attribute and Issue

July 31, 2015. By

Introduction

We previously covered Instruction, Contact, Facility and Floor, Space and Zone, Component and Type. In this final post we look at the remaining parts of the COBie schema including Systems, Coordinates and Attributes .

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COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 4: Type

July 22, 2015. By

Introduction

In the previous posts we have covered Instruction, Contact, Facility, Floor, Space and Zone and Component. In this post we will focus on COBie’s requirements at the Type level. Types are something that the vast majority of ARCHICAD users will probably not be familiar with. However many other BIM tools filter data by Type so it is important to understand how this works when it comes to exchanging models both for IFC and COBie. Continue reading

COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 1: Instruction, Contact, Facility and Floor

June 22, 2015. By

Introduction

For the past 12 months i’ve been presenting ‘The COBieNATOR’ which is a LIVE demonstration of COBie’s relationship to IFC. First showcased at BIM Show Live 2014 (see here for more details) I was subsequently asked to present it at a number of other events both in the UK and abroad. Having toured the world presenting the class, I thought it would be useful to share some of the information we presented in a more structured format. Continue reading

ARCHICAD 18: Join the IFC and COBie flow – Part 3 – Model export

October 17, 2014. By

In this final piece in this series about some of the main improvements to IFC and COBie workflow (there are more of course around openBIM) we will look at the enhancements that have been made to geometry export settings. (This piece is primarily focussed on IFC but in time I can see how these changes will also benefit COBie workflows, particularly with regard to the Assembly Worksheet). The new features might be missed by some users but these changes really are going to have a significant impact on the quality of the models we export to others. Continue reading