Does your work include Excel and IFC files? If you manage quantity from IFC files, look at Bimsheet.
In the entrepreneur sector a lot of companies take out quantities, or control quantities with IFC files. In most instances, this is a manuel process often done with the help of Excel for all values that needs controlling. Exporting to Excel has been supported for a long time in Simple BIM, but with Bimsheet you now get a lot more!
Bimsheet is built on the same look and feel as Excel.
To add information use, drag and drop from a category in Object Classes in to Bimsheet. In the example below I use doors.
You can choose what information you would like to see, and what to hide. This helps to sort the data from Simple BIM. In this example I’ve used a division on 3 parameters without any additional filtering. If you drag and drop one of the parameters to the top (Building story name), you can filter on chosen parameter.
Depending on the goal with the quantity export you can also sort and filter on numbers if needed. Once you’ve set your chosen parameters, you have different export alternatives.
In the example, the top row with alternatives marked in yellow, let you open existing Bimsheet or Excel files. You can use the enriched Bimsheet file or create a new Excel file without any set properties.
Marked in lilac is the different save options. Save to create a file you want to import back to the IFC model, or just to save the sorting of the parameters.
In this example I’ve chosen "Bimsheet for enrichment" from the drop-down menu on the far right, giving me the possibility to add information from Excel and then import back to Simple BIM.
The information I’ve added from Excel is now also added to the IFC model.This is only a small part of what Bimsheet can be used for, you can also use it with your own rules, classifications and other selections from your work in Excel.
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