About room groups:
In the navigation panal in the room module you can find room groups, under the Groups tab.
Room groups is the option to group rooms according to other criteria such as:
Floor level, wing
There are no limits in the program for the number of group types created or the types of groups created. Groups are therefore a flexible tool for projects where it is preferable to group and maintain an overview of rooms based on other criteria than the function structure.
Create Group type
Group types and groups are created under the tab "Groups" which can be found beside the "Functions" tab in the room list. To create a new group type:
1: Right-click on "Groups"
2. Select "New group type". Window bellow will appear:
3. Assign a name to the group type.
4. Select “ok”
After adding a new group you can add more information in the properties pane. In the example under the group type is called “Level”.
Room groups level type is displayed within the Room Properties pane.
To create a group:
Right-click on the group type
Select New group,
3. Give it a name and description (optional).
Name and description, color and reference for the group can later be edited within the group properties.
Add Rooms to Room Groups
Once the groups have been created the Room Groups will be displayed within the Room Properties Panel:
Select one or more rooms
Select Room Groups from the drop-down menu.
Write access to rooms ir required to complete this operation.
Room groups and requirements are described in detail in Groups.
A room can only be linked to one group within the same group type, but can be linked to several different groups as long as the groups are in different group types.
Groups in reports
Once you have grouped rooms, there are several different reports which can be generated for the different groups. This applies for example to the report for Items in room, Room Data - Room data sheet, Finishes, Cost calculations per room group etc.
A project has to find the budgeted value for Items in different areas in the building. You can create a group type with the name "Budget" for example, create groups under this group type with the names of the different areas and then link the rooms to the groups. You then go to Reports and exports-> Calculations -> Cost calculations per room, select group type "Budget" and generate.
There are two tabs in navigation panel in the room module; Functions and Groups. Under the Functions tab, the rooms are structured according to function. Under the Groups tab, there is the option to group rooms according to other criteria such as user groups, safety zones, leases. Other examples of group types may be building phase, floor level, wing etc. There are no limits in the program for the number of group types created or the types of groups created. Groups are therefore a flexible tool for projects where it is preferable to group and maintain an overview of rooms based on other criteria than the function structure.