Delivering COBie, Ifc & Classification for Design Consultants

Over the past 15 months, we have been doing R&D on a full plug&play setup for Revit in order for design consultants to deliver COBie, Ifc & Classification. During that time we have delivered this setup and training for 8 consultants with a dozen or so in the pipeline over the next few months.

Our set up is as follows:

Folder File Name Description/Purpose
Apps Revit2018IfcPropertyBrowser v0.0.1.msi BETA Version: Developed by Jon Mirtschin jonm@geometrygym.com enables you to view Ifc element properties within Revit. For Support/feedback please contact Jon directly.
ggIfcTreeViewer v0.0.4.msi BETA Version: Developed by Jon Mirtschin jonm@geometrygym.com enables you to view Ifc files as a text file tree structure. For Support/feedback please contact Jon directly.
ClassificationManager DGuerrilla Classification Manager Database Custom Uniclass14.xlsx Uniclass 1.4 tables
DGuerrilla Classification Manager Database Uniclass 2015-20180907.xlsx Uniclass 2015 tables (Sept 2018 Release)
DGuerrilla Classification Manager Database Uniclass 2015-MM-20180907.xlsx Uniclass 2015 tables (Sept 2018 Release) which will write to multiple classification systems including NRM1, NBS Code & ClassificationCode (Ifc).
COBieToolkit Contact Graham H Stewart Digital Guerrilla Consultancy Ltd.xml Sample file containing all Digital Guerrilla contact details
Dynamo designtech_ListAllParameters.dyn This will export all parameters from families mark for COBie export
ExportIfc Digital Guerrilla Revit 20## DWG Export Layers File.txt Revit -> File -> Export -> Options -> Export Setups DWG/DXF & Export Setups DGN – this contains all the standard export layer naming against each revit category.
Digital Guerrilla Revit 20## Ifc Export Class Mapping File.txt Revit2016-2018 -> File -> Export -> Options -> IFC Options – this contains all the standard export ifc classes against each revit category
Digital Guerrilla Revit 20## Ifc Import Class Mapping File.txt Revit2016-2018 -> File -> IFC Options – this contains all the standard import ifc classes against each revit category
PSet Digital Guerrilla Export User Defined Property Set File.txt

Digital Guerrilla Export Parameter Mapping Table File.txt

For use with either IFC2x3 Coordination View 2.0 MVD & IFC2x3 COBie 2.4 Design Deliverable MVD to export ALL COBie parameters to IFC.

This lists all Buildingsmart parameters against relevant Pset for export via Ifc & COBie. For full details of all parameters, please refer to:

Ifc2x3-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC2x3/TC1/html/index.htm

Ifc4-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC4/Add2/html/

ReferenceMaterial Digital Guerrilla Data Master.xlsx This contains various master lists which are used to create most of the files listed here
Digital Guerrilla-2013_Responsibility_Matrix_v17_wAssetLists.xlsx This is an amended version of 2013_Responsibility_Matrix_v17_wAssetLists – Team Responsibility & Deliverable Requirements worksets have been updated.
Digital Guerrilla Pset Parameters 20##.rvt This contains all the preloaded Buildingsmart parameters & Pset Schedules for Revit 2017-2018
SharedParameters Digital Guerrilla NBS_BIMObjectStandardParameters_v3_1-20180425.txt This has been amended from the NBS original to only include noted parameters along with tool tips

 

You will also receive a 75+ page guidance document which runs through how to set up Revit, Ifc mapping & Psets, your system & model aswell as a step by step guide on the COBie Extension, Classification Manager and all the Ifc export options.

 

Our Digital Guerrilla Data Master file has the following tabs which contains information to generate alot of the files noted above but also a few extra bonuses:

 

Tab Label Description
Ifc Import Class Mapping Revit -> File -> IFC Options – this contains all the standard import ifc classes against each revit category
Ifc Export Class Mapping Revit -> File -> Export -> Options -> IFC Options – this contains all the standard export ifc classes against each revit category
Uniclass 2015 DWG Export Layers Revit -> File -> Export -> Options -> Export Setups DWG/DXF & Export Setups DGN – this contains all the standard export layer naming against each revit category. This file is also exported via Ifc via the Revit.ini file
Export User Defined PropertySet For use with either IFC2x3 Coordination View 2.0 MVD & IFC2x3 COBie 2.4 Design Deliverable MVD to export ALL COBie parameters to IFC.
This lists all Buildingsmart parameters against relevant Pset for export via Ifc & COBie. For full details of all parameters, please refer to:
Ifc2x3-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC2x3/TC1/html/index.htm
Ifc4-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC4/Add2/html/
Export Parameter Mapping Table For use with either IFC2x3 Coordination View 2.0 MVD & IFC2x3 COBie 2.4 Design Deliverable MVD to export any additional parameter to IFC.
This lists all Buildingsmart parameters against relevant Pset for export via Ifc & COBie. For full details of all parameters, please refer to:
Ifc2x3-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC2x3/TC1/html/index.htm
Ifc4-http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/ifc/IFC4/Add2/html/
COBie Mapping This lists all the mapping in the COBie Extension highlighting where parameters come from i.e. new COBie.Parameter that the COBie Extension generates as part of its initial set up or Ifc or Classification Manager.
ParameterToolTips This lists all Buildingsmart parameters that are used along with descriptions from Buildingsmart. Parameters have been loaded from NBS National BIM Library Shared Parameter File – NBS_BIMObjectStandardParameters_v3_1
MPDT DATA This lists all Buildingsmart parameters that are used mapped against revit categories and parameters types.
MPDT IFC This lists all Buildingsmart parameters that are used mapped against Ifc Classes & Psets.

 

If you are interested in a demonstration of our set up and how it will help you deliver better information then please get in touch.

(Post updated 1st Oct 2018)