It is a requirement in Singapore to produce and submit color coded floor plans with tabulation of walls that shows legends, buildability types (BType), lengths, labor saving index (LSIndex) and buildability score (BScore). As we are doing it in BIM we can add part 3D models showing the floor as well. As part of ARCHICAD’s OPEN BIM approach the team have developed a very good inter-operable solution with Excel. Let us see how to do this with ARCHICAD + Excel.
In case you missed, the first part of this post can be found here.
Continuing the previously started thread of highlighting elements with certain properties in ARCHICAD for BIM submission to BCA (Singapore), this post will present another way of showing the above mentioned using the Building Material properties and Pen Sets.
Fire resistance is in close connection with the materials so this method provides somewhat better control and automatism then using the Mark-Up Tools.
We can create a pen set that we use for representation without the highlights and a different one for the highlights. The biggest advantage of using the different Pen Sets is that we can store the chosen option in the Views.
One of the key submission issues to BCA in Singapore is to highlight the elements by certain properties. While it can be easily solved in Revit by setting Filter Rules (in details here) or using the Color Splasher add-in it needs a workaround in ARCHICAD as for now, but thanks to the increasing demand for the feature this will probably change soon with one of the major updates of ARCHICAD. Until then, don’t let this stop you from using it if it suits more your design needs as there is always a solution!