Below is the chapter outlining the functions that are accessable for all the Apps in BIMeye.

  1. Select model and floor
  2. View
  3. Filter, Group and Sort
  4. Copy From/To
  5. Edit all selected
  6. Parameters
  7. Export to Excel
  8. Create Report
  9. Rights
  10. Attachements and Images

... etc.

Select Models and Levels

You can synchronise information from one or more design models to BIMeye. When you describe the objects you can select to describe objects from a single or multiple models. You can also choose to show only objects belonging to a specific floor/level of a model.

The first time you sign in to BIMeye it can look a little bit empty in the article view, this is probably because no model or floor / level is selected.

Start with selecting models and floors / levels.

Show only deleted objects, displays a list of all objects that previously has been existing in BIMeye but now they are deleted in the model or have CQSync unchecked. The items in this list will not disappear until you have selected them and chosen to delete them.

If an item is wrongly deleted in the model, descriptions can be restored to the object by copying the CQ_InstanceGUID of the deleted object to the new object in the model. At the next sync the description will be restored. NOTE! This only applies to Revit!

With the color filters in the lower left corner of the dialog, you can filter and display all New Objects added to the database and mark them as green. Deleted, displays all objects that are no longer in the model and mark them as red. Unchanged shows the items that are not affected by the sync, for example, objects that are in another model. All other items are displayed as Updated with orange color.

Display and sort Columns

With the Display and Sort Columns you can choose which information that should be visible in the different views.

You also can sort, filter and search the data in list views.

Begin by selecting which columns / parameters you want to see in your view by selecting a saved view list.

With the green plus sign (2), you can create and save your own custom lists with the parameters you want to be displayed in the view. The view lists are saved to the user who is logged on.

With the Edit button (1) you can edit the name of your list. Use the Duplicate button (3) if you want to create your own copy of an existing view list.

All lists are private as default and is only visible and editable for the user that did create the list. But if you Publish (4) your list all members in this BIMeye project can see and use your list but only you can edit it.

With Delete list (5) you can delete the selected list from the project.

Each parameter that you select is displayed as a column in the article view.  You can also choose the order of the parameters and changing the order of the list by moving them with drag & drop.

Tip 1: If you have a long list with parameters and wants to move one "up", you can use the "up arrow" to send parameter(s) further up the list.

Tip 2: If you have many parameters in the list and have difficulties finding the one you want to select, use the search, F3 (Google Chrome), and enter the name of the parameter you are looking for and it will be highlighted!

Filter / Search

In the heading field you can search / filter by typing all or part of the name / word. Multiple fields can be combined.


Write WC in the search filed and all doors located in rooms containing a WC is filtered, even RWC.

Equal ( = )

If you only want to see exact value of WC, add = (equal) in front of the word.

Not contains ( - )

If you add a - (minus) before the word, you will exclude them from the selection.

To exclude multiple objects, you can add a combination of - (minus) separated by a space in the search field.

Empty values

With $empty you will show all instances with empty values. 

If you write $notempty it will show all values that is not empty. 

Multiple search:

(value 1|value 2) or (value 1|value 2|value 3) etc

Magic operator no 1:

* , use a star to replace one or more unknown characters. Eg * replaces one character, use multiple * for more unknown characters, eg O**L finds OMKL

Magic operator no 2:

* +, use a star and plus to replace unknown number of characters.

With the Grouping function you can group posts, Instances of one or several parameters (Type or Instance parameters) and display the amount of posts the parameters type exists in. The amount of posts are exported as their own column to Excel and can be written to Reports.

The Group function have a direct connection to how the posts are presented on your reports.

The posts should be grouped according to the way you want the articles to be displayed on reports. All parameters and values you want present must be grouped for the values to be visible on the report.

If the posts after grouping have different values on a parameter the field is displayed as Orange. If you click on the Orange field you can view a list of the different values in the group.

In the example below the articles are grouped according to the parameter Type Mark and there is three D10 Doors. If you click in the Orange field at the Room Name you can view in witch Rooms the doors are presented in. 

To be able to create reports displaying grouped posts of for example Door cards or in a report outlining object amount if you are working in a interior design, you need to create a View list.
The View list is created under Display and Sort Columns. The View list should contain the same parameters/columns as in your Report, placed in the same order.

Save the View list with a name similar to the name of the report it belongs to.

Continue by Grouping the parameters by clicking the grouping symbol in front of the name of the column headline. Group the same way you want the post to be group at on the report.

Group from Left to Right until all parameters to be grouped is in View.
If you are creating a Bill of Amounts with a destination you should not group the parameters Room number and Room name but only the parameters that are exactly alike for the articles. Destination, Room number and Room names are then displayed in a table.

After grouping, sort the columns according to how you wish to define the posts in the report.

You can also filter in the headlines search filed and then save the setting by creating a "Set" with Filtering, Grouping and Sorting under Display and Sort Columns.

When you wish to create a report you select a View list with the correct columns and then an underlying "Set" with saved Groups, Filters and Sorting.

It is important that the grouping is made according to all parameters that define a Type to display for example a Door type. Also, make sure that the grouping is made in the order that the parameters have on the report.

Continue by creating the report the same way as previously by selecting Create Report and then by selecting a template adjusted for the grouped report. The report is then available for download in the Report Archive in the menu to the left.

The Broom

To delete or purge among the groups, filters and searches you can use the Broom command. You can select to Clean a search, Clean a group, Unselect selected or All above which will reset the search.

With the function Save Set under Display and Sort Columns, you can save groups, filters and sort objects that you created when a view list is selected.

Select or Create a View list.

Group, filter and sort parameters in the view. When you are finished, go to View and Sort Columns under Filter, Group and Sort you can create a new Set by clicking the Green plus sign.

The Settings in the view are now saved. Remove a Set by clicking the Red cross next to the Set.

When you want to create a report you begin by selecting a View list with the desired column and then an underlying "Set" with saved Groups, Filters and Sorting.

To display another View list and another Set, clear all selections by using the Broom button and the alternative "All above".

Once you have filtered / sorted out a number of items, you can easily edit all items by selecting them and choose Edit all selected.

Or if you have grouped the objects by the values in a column/parameter you can click on the row to edit all grouped instances at the same time.

In the menu to the left you can upload attachments (PDFs) and images (PNG, JPG, etc.) that you can then connect to the objects. The images can be displayed on your reports and links to your connected attachments is presented together with the report in the report archive.

To export information to Excel, start with making a selection if you don´t want to export all objects. If you don´t select anything all objects will be reported. Use search/filter commands and Select Models and Levels.

The columns you have chosen to display in the view at the time for reporting and active objects (which has been filtered and sorted out) is what is exported to your Excel file. What you are viewing is what you will export.

The finished file can be found in your Download folder, C: \ Users \ xxxxxx \ Downloads.


With Import from Excel you can import data from an excel file to the objects in BIMeye! To be able to import values to BIMeye from Excel, you must have user rights that allows you to edit the parameters to which you want to import the values.

You can also use the import to connect already uploaded images to your objects by adding the name of the image on the image parameters.

Conditions for the import to work

The 4th line should contain the names of existing parameters. One of them must contain CQ_InstanceGUID.
The connection to the instances is made by CQ_InstanceGUID. The CQ_InstanceGUID parameter should be writable not read only.
Only Instance parameters are allowed.
Check the settings of the parameters. Would you be able to manually enter the values you want to import from Excel? It is not allowed to import values for parameter groups who have a leading parameter.
The result of the import is available from Attachments and Images in the left menu. Imported values are marked in green.

If values are not imported the most common reasons are:

  • CQ_InstanceGUID is set to be Read-Only
  • The parameter you are importing to is a type parameter 
  • The parameters are in a parameter group with leading parameter
  • You don't have permissions or user rights to edit the parameters 
  • The values are incorrectly formatted in the excel-file
  • Check the name of the headers, it should be exactly the same as the parameter name 

If you start with exporting an excel-file with at least the CQ_InstanceGUID and the current parameters, you will get a excel-file with the correct formatting and you can just add the values that you want to import.

Parameter groups

Conditions for the import to work:

The import function is intended to add data for parameter groups with a leading parameter.
The 4th line should contain the names of all parameters in the group.
The import of data starts on the 5th row.
If the value of the leading parameter already exists, the row will be ignored. The leading value in the first column must be unique.
If a parameter is not editable, only existing values can be used.
Values to import must be of correct data type for the parameter
The result of the import is available from Attachments and Images in the left menu. Imported values are marked in green.

Value lists

To be able to Import values from Excel you need to have Administrator rights in the project.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the Admin panel / Parameters
  2. Open the parameters configuration dialogue by clicking the parameter in the view Parameters.
  3. Proceed to access the parameters Value tab.
  4. With Select File you navigate to the Excel file containing the values you wish to Import. The Excel file must be "clean" i.e. no headlines etc.

  5. When the file is uploaded select Import from Excel.
  6. Define which column (A, B, C etc) to be imported. 
  7. The Value list are now imported.
  8. The imported values can now be used to describe the objects in BIMeye!