Categories appearing in app

Only Categories in use are synchronised to the app in BIMeye.


If you add an new Categoy you also need to check the Categories on the parameters Category tab!

Parameters configuration

The first thing you need to do when you starts up a new BIMeye project is to decide which parameters do you need to be able to handle the delivery of information or  create the reports required in the project. You also need to decide if you want to work with the information in BIMeye or if you want to synchronise it from the model (can be changed during the project). You can also with Roles set the user rights and define who will be able to read the information and who can change it.

You need to be an administrator/project owner to be able to do parameter configurations.

There is five different ways of configure parameters in a project and all new projects starts with a standard configuration.

  1. Copy configuration from another project
  2. Start from existing parameter
  3. Start from parameter from model
  4. Manually
  5. Import from excel (superusers only)

The delivery requirements and report layout is often the answer to which parameters that are needed in a project.

The sorting of the parameters in the different views in BIMeye is alphbetic and to get the parameters in the right order you can give them a number and group them, then it is easy to find them and give the right user rights to edit and read them.

Create parameters

Parameters/ Add Parameter

Copy configuration from another project

If you already have been working with BIMeye in a project and now starts up a new similar project with the same layout on reports etc. The fastest way to configure a project is to ask us to copy the configuration from another project. You can select to copy only the parameter configuation or the configuration with values (lock combinations, material lists etc)

Start from existing parameter

The first option you can choose when you are configuring a parameter is "Start from exisiting parameter". From the value list you can select one of the parameters that are already existing in your project as a template for your new parameters all the settings will be the same and you only need to add the Name of the parameter and maybe Name in model if you want to synchronise the values from or to BIMeye/model.

Start from parameter from model (Revit users only!)

If you are using Revit as the Design tool in your project you can use the Export Parameter Info to get a list of all avalible parameters on the categories you are synchronising to BIMeye.

With the Export Parameter Info button you can export all parameters (name and settings) that are connected to your objects in the model and then use that information when you create parameters in BIMeye.

After you have used Export Parameter Info you can use that information when you create/add new parameters in BIMeye. All parameters name and settings are selectable in the value list on Start from parameter from model option in the configuration. You just need to add Name (If you want to change it), and set the sync direction to from or to BIMeye. 

Manually

Name

Name of the parameter in BIMeye.

If you change the name in BIMeye you also need to check your report template!

Name in design model

Name in Model, here you define the name of the parameter inside your model that you wish to synchronise information to or from the model/ BIMeye.

ARCHICAD

Revit

SimpleBIM

Unique parameter

Only one unique parameter should exist in the project and that is the system parameter CQInstanceGUID.

Various Revit Values

Some parameters in Revit are displayed in one format in Revit but are exported as another one to BIMeye. Example is Functions on Doors (Interior/Exterior) is exported as 0/1. If you select Yes on this setting you can use the mapping on the Parameters Value tab to translate these numbers to values.

Only working for translating some specific Revit parameters like Function, Structural Usage etc.

System parameter

If you select yes the parameter is locked in the parameter view to prevent them from being deleted from the project. All defalult systemparameters are needed for BIMeye to work correctly. Some of them are editable but please check with the BIMeye support team before you do changes on a Systemparameter!

Can be copied

Yes, allows the value to be copied with the Copy function from one room to another.
No, the value can not be copied.

Synchronise to BIMeye

If you select Yes you also need to add the Name of the parameter in your Design model that you want to synchronise values from. If you select No the value will not be synchronised from the model.

A parameter that are synchronising the values from the Design model to BIMeye is automatically getting the value Yes on the setting Read-only. To prevent users from changing the values in BIMeye and then be overwritten the next time they synchronize the modell.


Note! Only one sychronisation direction from or to BIMeye is recommended!

Synchronise from BIMeye

If you select Yes you also need to add the Name of the parameter in your Design model that you want to synchronize values to. If you select No the values will not be synchronized to the model.

Read-only

A parameter that are synchronising the values from the Design modell to BIMeye is automatically getting the value Yes on the setting Read-only. To prevent users from changing the values in BIMeye and then be overwritten the next time they synchronise the modell.


Parameter type

Instance- most common, use this if you want to add a parameter on a object

Type- in Revit you also have type parameters, use this to create a type parameter on a object

Room- use this to create parameters on the objects getting their values from the room the object is hosted in. (Room/Zone/Space number-name)

Project information- use this to get values fromm the project information synced to parameters on your object. (Project Name, Project Status etc.)

From Room- to synchronise infromation from the room the door goes from. (from Room/Zone/Space number-name)

To Room- to synchronise infromation from the room the door goes to. (to Room/Zone/Space number-name)

Data type

Text (255 characters) - parameter with a value list

Text - Multiline text field

Integer

Number

Length

Yes/No- Creates a parameter with yes/no values in BIMeye and checkbox in Revit

Image- Use this to create a parameter on the Image tab

Attachments- Use this to create a parameter for uploading documents on the Attachment tab.

Create in model

Used this to create parameters in your design model. In your design tool to use the Full dialog support sync or select Configure parameters option in the Desktop Client Read more here.

Custom Tooltip

Create your own tooltip with useful tips for the users that appears when you hover over the parameternames in the different views in BIMeye


Categories

On the Categories tab you can select if the parameter should be activated/visible on all categories that is synchronized to the database or select one or more.


Don't forget to check the systemparameters, CQ_InstanceGUID and the parameter that your project use for defining thel levels must be checked for all categories you are synchronizing.

Parameter groups

On the Groups tab you can select which parameter group a parameter should be a part of.

Parameter groups can be also administrated from Admin panel/parameter groups.

Value

On the Value tab you can add or import from excel, values that are predefined in the parameters value list.


Import from excel (Symetri BIMeye staff, super users only)

If you are a superuser you can also import the parameter configuration from excel, the BIMeye support team are superusers and can help you with that.



Parameter Group setup

Parameter groups have multiple usage areas.

They can be used for grouping and sorting parameters in the different views. The groups name then becomes a head line on the Instance and Type parameters tabs.

These are also those who control rights, who are able to view and / or change the information.

Parameter Group Lists

Parameter groups can also be used to create parameter groups with a guiding parameter for example a Lock combintion, Items.

A guiding parameter for the group, e.g. a Lock code that is then used to "pull" a combination of parameter values. 

The Material, Painting and Colour lists in Room Manager are also created with grouped parameters and a guiding parameter for Material code and Paint code.

It can also be used to create other types of connected lists, e.g. a delivery list with the name of the delivery agent as a "pull" that is tied in to adress, telephone number etc.

Parameters that does not belong to a group ends up in the General group.

Type and Instance parameter cant belong to the same group.

Parameter groups can also be used to control user rights/ permissions i.e. define who can read and edit parameters inside a given group.


Note!

Adding parameters to a group with a leading parameter or changing leading parameter can cause unwanted results where the parameters are already in use. Removing leading parameter and bringing it back after import from Excel is done could lead to problems with data and instances.




With the tool Parameter Combine you can create rules and formulas.  It is only avalible for Project Owners. 

With a Rule you are able to merge different parameter values or parts of a value to a new parameter, and also add fixed values or other characters. With Formulas you can make simple calculations.

One common rule is to merge to parameters values to one new: {Parameter1}<>[]{Parameter2}<>[] 

And one example of a formula could be: {Area}*{Height}*(2)

Rule


  1. Admin menu/ Parameter Combine
  2. Add Combination
  3. Name of your Rule
  4. Is it an instance or type (only revit) rule
  5. Do you want to create a Rule or a Formula
  6. Name of Target parameter (must be created in the project before you create a combination)
  7. Commands to run
  8. Submit to save

Commands to use in a Rule:

{}<>[]()S1

{}<>[] All brackets needs to be in the rule, to get the rule to work, and maybe multiple times if you wan't for example to merge two parameter values to one new value. If you don't want to use one part of the command just keep the empty brackets.

{}- Enter the name of the parameter you want to use in a Rule between the curly brackets. 

Example:

If you want to merge two different parameter values and create one new you can type like this: 

{Parameter1}<>[]{Parameter2}<>[] and the result will be value1value2

And if you want to seperate the values with a space or a - you can add an () and add a space or a - between the brackets:

{Parameter1}<>[](-){Parameter2}<>[] and the result will be value1-value2


<>- Use the angel brackets to get parts of or split a value.

Example: 

If you have a parameter called Floor and the values are Level 01, Level 02 etc  and you want to create a new parameter with only the values 01, 02 etc, then you can type like this:

{Floor}<1,2>[]() the new value will be the two last charaters in the value. Level 01 will be 01.

{Floor}<0,2>[]() the new value will be the two first charaters in the value. Level 01 will be Le.

{Floor}<3,5>[]() the new value will be the character 3 to 5 in the value. Level 01 will be vel.


[]- Square brackets are used if you want to replace one part of the value with another text .

Example:

If the values on the parameter Floor are Level 01, Level 02, Level 03 and you want to create a new parameter with Level replaced with Storey to get Storey 01, Storey 02, Storey 03, then you can type:

{Floor}<>[Level,Storey] and if the start value was Level 01 it will now be Storey 01


()- Use the parenthesis if you want to add a fixed text, letter or character to your new value.

Example:

If you want to seperate values with a space or a - you can add an () and add a space or a - between the brackets:

{Parameter1}<>[](-){Parameter2}<>[] and the result will be value1-value2

{Parameter1}<>[](HELLO){Parameter2}<>[] and the result will be value1HELLOvalue2


S1- Serial number

Example: If you want to add an serial number you can type S1 to get 1, 2, 3 and if you add S100 you will get 100, 101, 102 et c.

{ID}<>[](-)S100 and the results will be like: value1-100, value2-101, valu3-102

Formula


  1. Admin menu/ Parameter Combine
  2. Add Combination
  3. Name of your Formula
  4. Is it an instance or type (only revit) formula
  5. Do yoy want to create a Rule or a Formula
  6. Name of Target parameter (must be created in the project before you create a combination)
  7. Commands to run
  8. Submit to save

Commands to use in a Formula:

{}*/+-()

{}- Enter the name of the parameter you want to use in a Formula between the curly brackets. 

*/+- Allowed operators

()- Numbers to be used in the formula operation are entered between the brackets

Example:

I want to calcuate the clear opening width on a door.

{Rough Width}-{Frame Thickness}*(2)-{Gap}*(2)-{Thickness}