Tracking objects that are selected in the IFC Model pane

Once you have selected one or more objects in an IFC model, you can use the controls in the Tracking group on the BIM tab of the Ribbon to track your selections:

  • To specify that when one or more objects in an IFC model are selected, the corresponding tasks in the bar chart should be selected automatically and that when one or more tasks in the bar chart are selected, the corresponding objects in the IFC model should be selected, click the Track Selection control.

    If the IFC Model pane is currently displaying an IFC group model and you select a task that has been associated with objects in more than one of the IFC models within the IFC group model, the corresponding objects in all of the IFC models are selected.
  • To specify that when one or more objects in an IFC model are selected - for example, by selecting the corresponding tasks in the bar chart when the Track Selection control is selected - the view of the IFC model in the IFC Model pane should be updated automatically in an attempt to display as many of the objects as clearly as possible, click the Move Camera control. This control does not affect the view of IFC models in the IFC Comparison Model pane.
  • To specify that when one or more objects in an IFC model are selected, the view of the bar chart should be updated automatically to display the first of the corresponding tasks, click the Move Bar Chart control.

These controls do not work if the current view is a calendar view rather than a bar chart view.

Related Topics:

Selecting objects in an IFC model

Ways of associating objects in an IFC model with tasks