Scenario: You have multiple instances of the same element in your project, but you want some of them to have different drawing re-symbolization than others.
Solution: Use Selection Set Method, available in the Reference Presentation Dialog. You can set the assignment of drawing rules to be based on the Selection Set. With the Selection Set Manager you can manually select elements while in a drawing view, and have a drawing…
In OpenBuildings Designer there is a possibility to decide about the Connection End Types for the pipes. There are three different connection types for a rigid pipe:
To choose a male or a female connection, the Connection Length must be greater than 0. For a flange connection, the Connection Length determines the connection point.
To specify a Connection/End type use proper letters and numerical…
Clash Detection Tool can be used not only to find clashes between different levels, files and disciplines, but also within one file as a Self-Check and to detect duplicate elements.
To perform a Self-Check:
OpenBuildings Designer allows us to enhance the data stored in our design files by giving us the opportunity to directly link eternal files to elements located within our design.
To add a link to an element, all we have to do is right click on the element and select "Add Link". The "Add Link" dialog box then opens and gives us the possibility to specify the link type (File, Key-in, URL) and the path.…
In drawing sometimes we cannot see Labels /Annotation appearing in drawing. The reason is annotation are getting filtered out by the reference clip.
Set configuration variable BB_AUTOANNOTATION_BYPASS_REF_CLIP_FILTER=1 and restart OBD, refresh annotations and it should appear now.
Are you a designer working on BIM interdisciplinary projects? Do you often need to coordinate models, for example create and adjust openings in architectural models to adjust it to mechanical installation projects?
You may want to get familiar with one of Penetration Tools: Join and Unjoin Two or More Co-hosted Openings.
The Join option combines two or more cutting elements to create an auto-penetration within the same…
Do you know you can embed interactive 3D designs directly into PDF documents?
Using Adobe Reader 7.0 or later, you can view, navigate, and interact with the 3D content. One way you can embed interactive 3D designs into a PDF document is through the printing system. Using the Bentley PDF printer driver (pdf.pltcfg) and the Print to 3D control on the Print dialog, you can print interactive 3D design file geometry directly…
In OpenBuildings Designer you can import vector data available in PDF files as design elements – eg: Lines, Line Strings, Curves, Polygons, etc.
Vector elements will display as design elements. If a PDF contains text as vector data, then this will display as Text in the DGN.
To use this functionality you must set MS_IMPORT_USINGADOBEPDF variable to 0.
To enable the configuration variable on the User level
The slabs created in previous OpenBuildings Designer Updates, before Update 10, can be upgraded to compound slabs using the Schema Upgrade Utility. Penetrations are also retained and upgraded in compound slab.
To upgrade legacy slabs
Program Manager tool helps the users to work with the Spaces details. The users can upload the data from Excel Table to OpenBuildings Designer Program Manager and work with the Spaces in Design Model.There is the example of table for importing.
Let's start with the following steps to layout spaces with Program Manager.
1.Open Program Manager from the Architectural tab and the Space drop-down menu.
How to create Custom Detailing Section Symbol for the Section Drawings?
1. Copy the files DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib and DrawingSeed_Architectural.dgnlib (DrawingSeed - one file or several, you must decide what disciplines you will use with new symbols) from the location C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Datasets\Dataset_*YoursDataset\DgnLib.
Paste these files to your location WorkSpace…
With the Hevacomp brand being synonymous with building design for decades, we are excited to announce the transition of its capabilities to OpenBuildings Designer.
Integrating the building services calculations from Hevacomp into the multidiscipline environment of OpenBuildings offers real opportunities for Bentley to be at the forefront of building performance simulation, to add new exciting features, and the ability…
The video below demonstrates how the features of OpenBuildings Energy Simulator can be used to simulate the effect of new social distancing requirements upon building energy performance,
Detailed step-by-step guides to the above can also be found at:
Social Distancing Room Types in OpenBuildings Energy Simulator
Adapting Room Schedules to COVID-19 requirements in OpenBuildings Energy Simulator
Any chance we could see this happen in the not too distant future?
I realise things have changed a bit in CE, but using the above keyin is a lot easier and faster than the extensive list of other tools and in V8i, the keyin matched not just the structural element, but also the rotation. This doesn't seem to be the case any longer. What are the chances of getting it back?
Is there a way to get cut patterns in forward and reflected views as with DEM?
If not, will this be available in Connect??
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With the help of the CONNECTED environment, data can be easily shared between the design desktop, Bentley Cloud CONNECTION center and ProjectWise Cloud services allowing…
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2017 AIA CONFERENCE – APRIL 27-29, 2017
From April 27-29, Bentley will be at booth #3409 at the 2017 AIA Conference in Orlando. The AIA Conference is one of the architecture and design events of the year. The conference will be held at Florida Orange County Convention Center and consists of three days of education, networking, and innovation from some of the industry-leading architects, firms, and building product…
After years in the industry, fortunately I got hands-on experience on multiple solutions in the market on live projects. This has inspired me multiple ideas, and enabled me to understand deeply the differences between them. Therefore, I decided to share some of what I have learned in a series of articles. This will be the first.
First advice I would confidently present; Software features and capabilities are not anymore the…
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QuickStart for Architects Modeling Walls, Roofs and Frame SS6 Jan. 19, 2016 Mary Chib
QuickStart for Structural Designers Modeling Framing using AECOsim Building Designer Jan. 19, 2016 Paul Wagner
QuickStart for Architects Modeling Doors, Windows and Stairs SS6 Jan. 20, 2016 Mary Chib
QuickStart for Structural Designers Modeling Slabs and Foundations using AECOsim Building Designer Jan. 20, 2016 Paul Wagner