When handling projects using the BIM method, the planning partners involved usually come from all sectors in the construction industry. Consequently, they use different planning tools to create and maintain their specialist models. So that the component characteristics are described uniquely throughout the project, all those involved must use standardized, interdisciplinary component properties.
Therefore, IFC provides object types classified into object classes. The BIM coordinator responsible for the construction project defines one or more property sets for the object types and object classes to be used in the construction project. These property sets are combined in a project-specific property set template, which is mandatory for all project participants.
So, it is possible to synchronize the property values of the coordination model on Bimplus with the property values of the specialist models provided by the planning partners at any time over the course of the project.
Note: You can find further information in the Allplan Help; see “Planning projects using standardized Bimplus property sets“.
Property sets and property set templates
Bimplus provides various property set templates including predefined property sets for object types and object classes:
- IFC Standard and IFC Common.
The IFC Standard and IFC Common property set templates include property sets that match the current guidelines drawn up by buildingSMART. These property sets cannot be changed.
Bimplus comes with the Default property set template, which cannot be changed.
- Custom template
This is a predefined object structure you can use as a template for creating your own property set templates. The basic IFC standard properties are predefined for the object types and object classes in this structure. You can add properties from the property library.
Using Bimplus Property Manager, you can manage the property sets and property set templates in a table with three columns:
Select the object type or object class for which you want to display the property sets in the Property sets column.
- Property sets
You can see the property sets defined for the object type or object class selected in the Object column. You can only change the Custom template property set template or your own property set templates.
- Property library
This library includes all component properties that are currently available. It consists of two databases: the Bimplus database (cannot be changed) and the Team database (can be changed and expanded).