Name in Model

There are different types of parameters in ARCHICAD and here are some examples of how to type Name in model to connect to the parameters in the model.

System parameters

Name in BIMeye - Name in model 

CQ_InstanceGUID - ELEMENT_ID;CQ_InstanceGUID

Level - STORY NAME;Level

Important that both are in "Name in model" with semicolons between.

Property parameters

In ArchiCAD we have Property Manager to define new parameters and connect them to groups for better overview.


The syntax in BIMeye for declaring such a parameter is PROPERTY(GROUPNAME|PARAMETERNAME)


For example: I want a parameter named "Color" in ArchiCAD sorted under group "Appearance".
This should be declared as PROPERTY(Appearance|Color).

The groupname and parametername are separated with | (Vertical Bar)

 

In BIMeye the parameterdefinition looks like this


If parameter is connected to Door in ArchiCAD and set to "Create in model" this will look like this in ArchiCAD model after synchronisation of model.

This new parameter can be set to sync from BIMeye to model or from model to BIMeye.

IFC parameters

We also have the possibility to define and read/write IFC parameters in BIMeye.
In ArchiCAD these parameters are defined in IFC property manager

The syntax in BIMeye for declaring such a parameter is IFCPROPERTY(GROUPNAME.PARAMETERNAME)

For example: I want a parameter named "Approved" in ArchiCAD sorted under group "BIMEYE".
This should be declared as IFCPROPERTY(BIMEYE.Approved)

The groupname and parametername are separated with .

In BIMeye the parameterdefinition looks like this


If parameter is connected to Door in ArchiCAD and set to "Create in model" this will look like this in ArchiCAD model after synchronisation of model.

This new parameter can be set to sync from BIMeye to model or from model to BIMeye.

GDL Parameters

The last type of parameter is GDL parameters that comes with the objects definitions.
These parameters are mainly for reading values from model objects to BIMeye.

GDL parametersvalues is for example measurements (Width, height etc…) and more specific object data.

These can be found in ArchiCAD on opening the object (for instance a door…)

 

To define a GDL parameter in BIMeye the syntax is GDLPARAMETER(PARAMETERNAME).

Parametername comes from the column "Variable". So for instance we want to read the value 7.Virkesklass from this Door object we should declare it as GDLPARAMETER(swe_list_d9) and connect this to Door in BIMeye.

Looks like this:


 Resultat after sync is value for Virkesklass from objects to BIMeye.

 

Example of System defined parameters names

STORYNAMEName of the hosting story/floor on which the object is located.
USERIDObject ID
LAYERLayer
RENOVATIONSTATUSRenovation Status of the object
HEIGHTHeight
LENGTHLength
WIDTHWidth
WALL_THICKWall thickness, thickness of the wall hosting the object, for example a door.
SPACENAMEZone Name
SPACENUMBERZone Number

Find more examples here: BIMEye classes and properties.xlsx.