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If other planning partners have already saved model data (ideally, data of the architectural model) in a Bimplus project, you can download this data from Bimplus. In doing so, you can choose to download the data completely or just parts thereof.

You can use the data of the objects downloaded (geometry and attributes) as the basis for doing the specialist planning with your planning tool. This helps you create as clash-free a specialist model as possible. As a result, you can easily integrate this specialist model into the overall building model.

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To download specialist models to Allplan

When you do the specialist planning in Allplan, you can download specialist models directly from Allplan.

Allplan places the data downloaded on the BIMPL_REF layer. When you upload your own specialist model to the Bimplus project, all objects on this layer will be ignored This protects the original model data of the other planning partners from being changed or overwritten.

You can download a reference model only if you are signed in to Bimplus from Allplan and you have appropriate rights for the Bimplus project.

Note: You can find further information in the Allplan Help; see “Downloading a reference model from Bimplus“.


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Downloading specialist models from IFC files

Specialist models that were uploaded as IFC files to Bimplus can be downloaded as IFC files from Bimplus.

To download a specialist model in IFC format from the Bimplus platform

This is only possible if ...

→  You are signed in to the BIMPLUS web portal (see “Signing in to the BIMPLUS web portal“)
→  The specialist model was uploaded as an IFC file to Bimplus
→  You have the required rights (see “Rights in Bimplus“) 

  1. Make sure the required project is the current project (see “Selecting the current Bimplus project”)

  2. Select the navigation menu by clicking Show navigation menu on the title bar of the BIMPLUS web portal.

  3. Click Models.

    You can see the specialist models of the current project.

  4. If Icon view is selected:
    Point to the model that you want to download. Click Options and then Download model.

    Or:

    If Table view is selected:
    Click Download model in the Options column of the model that you want to download.

    Or:

    On the side menu, open the tree structure and go to the Model that you want to download. Click Options and then Download model.

  5. A dialog box opens. Decide whether you want to open the model or save it locally on your computer. Then click OK.

  6. If you want to save the specialist model locally:
    Select the folder and file name and click Save.


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Exporting specialist models via the IFC interface

You can use the IFC interface to export any specialist model from Bimplus. Afterward, the specialist model can be downloaded as an IFC file or emailed to other planning partners.

To use the IFC interface to export a specialist model from Bimplus

This is only possible if ...

→  You are signed in to the BIMPLUS web portal (see “Signing in to the BIMPLUS web portal“)
→  You have the required rights (see “Rights in Bimplus”)

  1. Make sure the required project is the current project (see “Selecting the current Bimplus project”)

  2. Select the navigation menu by clicking Show navigation menu on the title bar of the BIMPLUS web portal.

  3. Click Models.

    You can see the specialist models of the current project.

  4. If Icon view is selected:
    Point to the model that you want to export. Click Options and then IFC export.

    Or:

    If Table view is selected:
    Click IFC export in the Options column of the model that you want to export.

    Or:

    On the side menu, open the tree structure and go to the Model that you want to export. Click Options and then IFC export.

    Bimplus starts exporting the model. As soon as the process is complete, you can see a message.

  5. Click the link in this message.

    You can see the Model export finished dialog box.

  6. Decide whether you want to download the model immediately or make it available for other planning partners so that they can download it.

    Download
    Click DOWNLOAD and save the file in any folder.

    Or:

    Share file
    Enter the email addresses of the required recipients and click SEND.


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