BIM Takeoff Module - Importing IFC Plans


Feature availability: Cubit Professional + BIM licence only.

Importing IFC Plans

IFC plans can be imported into Cubit in one of the following ways:

1. Click the "Insert" button on "Viewport" window.


Fig 1. Viewport Insert

 2. Click the "Insert" button on "Plans" Ribbon on the top of the estimate window.


Fig 2. Plan Insert 

 3. Click the "Insert" button on the manage plans window.


Fig 3. Manage Insert

4. Right-click on the Plans window, and select "Insert Plan". 


Fig 4. Right Click Insert


Viewport Display

The 3D model will be displayed in the viewport.

Fig 5. Loaded IFC Plan

Shapes Panel

The Shapes panel will show all of the shapes available in the loaded IFC plan along with the other shapes drawn in the viewport for standard PDF or DWG plans.
The Shapes can be grouped with "by Type" (result type) or "By hierarchy" (Level) by selecting the option from the drop-down menu at the top of the panel.


Fig 6. Shapes Panel

Details Panel

Select the shape on the IFC plan to see the relevant display information Details Panel.
Sample of the shape information is shown below. 


Fig 7. Shapes Panel

Snapshot Views

Cubit allows you to save the view of the plan as in the viewport by saving it as a Snapshot.
Reloading the snapshot will take you back to the same view as was being displayed when the snapshot was taken.
To save the View, click the "Save" button in the "Snapshots" section of the "Plans" tab.


Fig 8. Save Snapshot views

Fig 9. Create Snapshot

Loading Snapshot

The snapshot can then later be restored by clicking the "Load" button and selecting the snapshot you wish to use.

Fig 10. Load Snapshot views

Mapping Attributes 

The BIM Shapes from the imported IFC plan can have their shape attributes mapped to particular result types, at any time, or when the BIM Shapes are dragged onto the Estimate panel.
This allows the correct information to be displayed on the jobs Items in the Estimate panel.


Fig 11. Mapping Attributes

To set up the attribute mapping at any time, you can click the Result Type Mapping on the Plans tab of the toolbar, and then selecting the appropriate result type next to the BIM Shape names.


Fig 12. Setup mapping


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