Producing a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) from ARCHICAD 19

Introduction

One part of the process of “Level 2 BIM” in the UK is for each team member to produce a Task Information Delivery Plan (or TIDP for short). These individual Task Information Delivery Plans are then collated into a single document called a Master Information Delivery Plan (or MIDP for short). In ‘old’ terminology a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) is essentially the equivalent of an Information Release Schedule. Continue reading

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Developing a standardised and automated approach to IFC data fields

Introduction

Many users of BIM authoring tools are still focussed on producing the same deliverables they have always produced but in a more efficient way. This means that even if they have adopted an approach to producing data much of it will be focussed on native data fields within their chosen authoring tools. This is fine if the only output is a drawing or a schedule but if others want to use your data for other purposes in a consistent manner on every project, irrelevant of who the model author is, then we believe data needs to be built around a common open standard. Continue reading

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IFC 2×3 element and type classification – The plain language A-Z list

Introduction

I’m often asked how to classify certain elements in Graphisoft ARCHICAD for IFC exchange. To many IFC is a weird language that has little to do with everyday language. Many of our classifications are preset up in our ARCHICAD templates but there are always instances where a user needs to manually classify an element. So we thought it would be useful to develop a list to assist model authors understand how to classify model elements against the IFC schema. In fact i’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. Of course in the spirit of OPEN BIM we also decided to share this list. Continue reading

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

Introduction

This is the final part of Element Classification in ARCHICAD. Now this post is predominantly put together as a resource for other ARCHICAD users interested in gaining more knowledge around IFC so its not generally something I expect everyone to read top to bottom. Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 3: Component

Introduction

In the previous two posts about COBie we have looked at Instruction, Contact, Facility and Floor and then Space and Zone. In this post we will look at the data required by COBie 2.4 and BS 1192-4:2014 for Components. Continue reading

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COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD 18/19 – Part 2: Space and Zone

Introduction

This is the second in a series of posts about COBie 2.4, BS 1192-4:2014 and ARCHICAD. In the last post we looked at Instruction, Contact, Facility and Floor requirements of COBie and BS 1192-4. In this post we will look at Space and Zone information. Continue reading

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