Editing the properties of an IFC model Library Explorer object

Once you have created an IFC model, you can edit its properties. The main reason for doing this is to specify override colours that should be used to display different types of object in the corresponding IFC file and to specify the way in which tasks are treated when a timeline simulation is run.

To edit the properties of an IFC model Library Explorer object:

  1. Launch Library Explorer and click IFC Model in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the IFC model that you want to edit in the right pane of Library Explorer and select Properties from the menu that appears. The IFC Model Properties dialog appears.
  3. Click the Details tab.
  4. Enter a brief name and an additional description in the Name and Description fields.
  5. In the Default revision field, specify which revision of the corresponding IFC file should be opened by default - ie which revision should be opened when the top level item of an IFC model is selected in the Select IFC model control, in the Model group on the BIM tab of the Ribbon. Select Latest Revision to specify that the most up-to-date revision of the IFC file should always be used.
  6. For IFC models that correspond to an IFC file that is stored locally, click Manage Revisions to display a dialog in which you can add new revisions of the IFC file and remove outdated revisions.
  7. Click the Colour Override tab. Objects within an IFC file may appear in different colours, depending on colour settings within the IFC file itself. You can use this tab to specify that objects should instead be coloured according to the background colour of the code library of the tasks with which are associated, or according to override colours that apply to specific IFC entities and types of object in the IFC file.
  8. Click the Timeline Behaviour tab. The grid on this tab displays a list of IFC task types. For each IFC task type, you can specify details which affect the way in which objects that correspond to tasks that have been assigned that IFC task type appear when you run a timeline simulation of the IFC model.
  9. Click Close to close the IFC Model Properties dialog.

Related Topics:

Introduction to IFC model Library Explorer objects

Creating a new IFC model Library Explorer object

Specifying the colours of objects in an IFC model

Associating IFC files with projects

Configuring the way in which timeline simulations run

Running a timeline simulation of an IFC model

Working with new revisions of IFC files

Locating IFC files that cannot be found