IFC options in the ribbon menu
When connected to an IFC file the ribbon menu within the BIM tab will display following options;
Open IFC file: Read more: Upload IFC file
Close IFC file: Disconnects the IFC connection. Read more: Close IFC model
Save IFC model: Read more Save IFC files
Export IFC: Read more: Export IFC
IFC Configuration: Create or edit IFC configuration. Read more: IFC Attribute Configurations )
Zoom top: Zoom the the top of selection in 3D viewer
Zoom out: Re-set zoom to starting position in 3D viewer
Save as image: Save the current view as an image: save image from 3D view to the given level. For example, save the 3D picture of a room, which can then be included in a report.
Zoom in cut: Zoom in cut to the selection in 3D viewer
Isolate: show/hide all other objects than the one you have selected in 3D viewer
Hide spaces: Show/Hide IFC Spaces in 3D viewer
Space wire frames; Make IFC Spaces more visible in 3D viewer.
Synchronize with model: Rooms: Synchronize rooms with IFC using current configuration Synchronizing dRofus Rooms with IFC spaces
Import Rooms: Import rooms from IFC to dRofus. Read more: Import Rooms from IFC
Room match: List of rooms in dRofus and a status showing if the dRofus room matches with an IFC Space.
IFC option in the panel menu
Turn off and on the 3D view(hide 3D window)
Show/Hides IFC properties: Display the properties of the objects in the IFC model
Show a comparison of occurences in dRofus and in the model. Display a color coded discrepancy report between dRofus and the model
Overview of the room list with IFC connected
The building structure of the IFC model are displayed in the IFC tab within the navigation pane. This diagram consists of a project level (IFCProject) and possibly one or more of: Area (IFCSite), Building (IFCBuilding) and floors (IFCBuldingStorey). There may be rooms connected to all levels of this structure. Unlike the programmed functions, rooms are not displayed that are located under the level selected in the tree in the list on the right when you select the level.
In the BIM Ribbon, the icon Rooms Match opens a window displaying lists of rooms and “Link status” between the model and dRofus.
This window displays all properties (object properties and property sets) related to the IFC object marked either in the tree or list. There are also buttons for synchronizing the active object, viewing the object and details, and change viewing settings.
The list displays rooms that are connected to the selected function in dRofus beneath a level in the building structure in the model. The list can show rooms in both the room program (dRofus) and in the model, only in the model and only in dRofus:
3D viewing window
Occurrence Match- Shows a comparison of Occurrences in dRofus and in the model
Symbols when you are under a function/sub-function::
Rooms are in the model, but not in the room program. This means that dRofus does not find any room with the same ID in the room list. Either because the room was not created in dRofus, or because the room has the wrong ID in the model (according to configuration).
This icon is displayed to indicate that the room exists in the model and is connected to a room in dRofus
All other symbols indicate that dRofus does not find the room with the same ID in the model. That means the rooms are not in the model, or that the rooms have not been connected(due to missing or incorrect ID)
Symbols when you are under a level in model (2):
This icon appears with an exclamation mark to indicate that the room does not exist in the room program (or has not been able to connect to it due to incorrect ID).
This icon appears when the rooms in the model are connected to a room in the room program.