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Arquimedes

"Measure rooms without a defined area" filter

Occasionally, the rooms defined in the Revit BIM model do not have a defined area. To only measure rooms without a defined area, the "Measure rooms without a defined area" filter has been added. This filter can be accessed from the Global quantities filter option from the "General options" button   in the Assign items and quantity extraction window.

"Quantity details" and "list of elements" display states

Another display state has been added to the list of elements in the Assign items and quantity extraction dialogue box. When clicking on the header of the quantity details table or on the header of the elements table, the displayed tables can be toggled.

  • In the Arquimedes workflow (green zone states), three tables or display states are toggled if the item is assigned to an entity:
    1. Quantity details of the entity’s elements
      Any existing filters are taken into account.
    2. List of the entity’s elements
      Possible filters are not applied.
    3. List of elements of the entity selected in Revit’s entities
      New display state of the list of elements.

  • If the item is not assigned to an entity it will display the equivalent of the "3" state.
  • In the Revit workflow (blue zone states) two states are toggled if the item is assigned to an entity:
    1. Quantity details of the entity’s elements
      Any existing filters are taken into account.
    2. List of the entity’s elements
      Possible filters are not applied.

  • If the entity is not assigned to an item, it will display the equivalent of the "2" state.

The status can be changed successively by clicking on the header.

Entity-job item assignments

To assist in locating the assignments between the Revit entities and the items of the bill of quantities linked to the Revit BIM model, a list of all the defined entity-job item assignments is displayed. In this list, the entity or item of the selected assignment can be located. The Entity-job item assignments option can be accessed from the options button   in the Assign items and quantity extraction window.

Preview of bills of quantities and cost databases

To make it easier to search for bills of quantities or cost databases, the Show contents option has been added, which allows the content of a bill of quantities or a cost database to be previewed.

The Show contents option can be accessed in two ways:

  • When no bill of quantities or cost database is open
    In this case, a window appears where budgets, cost databases or examples included in the program can be selected.
    If any of the following options are selected: "Budget", "Cost database" or "Examples", a list of databases appears. When right-clicking on any of the databases, a context menu with the option "Show contents" will appear.
  • When there is a bill of quantities or cost database open
    The "Show..." option" ("File" menu > "Recent bills of quantities" or "File" menu > "Recent cost databases") launches a window in which the recently opened databases are displayed. When right-clicking on any of the databases that are not currently open, a context menu will appear with the "Show contents" option.

General improvements

Version 2021.g of CYPE’s programs is a closing version of the 2021 version.

As well as the new features and improvements expressly indicated in each version of CYPE software, process optimisation involving internal updates for all our programs is normally included. In each revision, all programs are systematically checked and changes are made to improve their performance, therefore, we recommend that our users (in this case those of v.2021) always update their version to the latest one, regardless of the country for which they are using CYPE software or the language in which it is installed.

Omit element quantities

It is possible to mark the elements that the user does not want to measure in a given item. This tool supplements other existing tools to filter and define what will be measured. The possibility to mark elements to avoid quantities is available once a Revit element has been linked to an item and the appropriate extraction combination has been selected or created. In the quantities detail table that is created, the user can mark the elements of each line that they do not want to measure by means of a selection box located at the beginning of each quantities detail line.

Compatibility of CYPE plug-in for Revit with "Revit 2022"

As of the 2021.f version, the CYPE plug-ins for Revit, "Open BIM add-in for Revit" and "Bill of quantities for BIM models", are compatible with the 2022 version of Revit.

View cases of links between a Revit element and an Arquimedes item

To help users identify and check quantity details, all the cases of the existing link between the Revit element and job item that have been selected for the quantity extraction, can be displayed. The cases can be viewed in the "Assign job items and quantity extraction" dialogue box by pressing anywhere along the bar on the header of the quantity details table. By pressing again on the same bar, the quantity details are displayed.

Aids to identify user combinations in quantity extractions

To help users identify the user combinations that are used in the quantity extractions, the "Name" and "Description" fields have been added in the "Parameter selection to obtain quantities" dialogue box.

Error checks in the extraction of Revit quantities

To help users minimise errors in the extraction of quantities from the BIM elements of a Revit model, a series of basic checks related to the combination of Revit parameters that are used in the extraction have been implemented. When an error is detected, both the item and the linked Revit entity are marked with the Marca de error en combinación utilizada de la vinculación partida-tipo symbol.

The warnings that can appear with the checks that are carried out are:

  • "The assigned combination was not correct because it was already defined for another quantities unit. A different one has been assigned automatically. Please check it"
    This situation is usually due to users having modified the quantities unit of the item in Arquimedes after its quantities have been extracted from Revit. In this case, Arquimedes assigns another parameter combination automatically, which users can check and approve using the button Botón verificar combinación de utilización para la extracción de mediciones (Verify use combination for the extraction of the quantities).
  • "This combination contains an incorrect expression. Please check it"
    This occurs when an expression or formula of the combination that is used to extract the quantities is incorrect. The user formula must be checked and corrected.

    Most of the time, the error that has been entered in the formula is because of a missing column. In the case that is shown in the image, the error is due to column A having been entered in the expression or formula A*B*C.
  • "The calculation formula must include all the columns that have been defined or remain empty"
    This can appear when the calculation formula is defined for the user combination in the quantities extraction. If the formula is incorrect, when the "Accept" button is pressed in the "Parameter selection to obtain quantities" dialogue box, the program indicates it and does not allow for the user combination to be created until it is corrected.
  • "The quantity extraction cannot be carried out due to an incorrect combination or one that has yet to be verified"
    When the "Quantity extraction" button is pressed, the program checks whether there are any incorrect combinations or any which have yet to be verified, and does not allow for the quantities to be extracted until all the incorrect combinations have been checked. These combinations are marked in work sections with the Marca en capítulo de error de combinación utilizada de la vinculación partida-tipo symbol and in items with Marca de error en combinación utilizada de la vinculación partida-tipo so they can easily be found.

Bill of quantities of Revit models. More alphanumeric parameters and numerical fields of material examples

The "Add level" tool is included and there are more available alphanumeric parameters and numerical fields of material examples for comments when measuring by material quantities.

Users can now configure the comments of the quantity lines of items that use materials, by means of alphanumeric parameters or numerical fields. The alphanumeric parameters are available in the items that use that material. Numerical fields were already used to carry out the calculation combination.

Print contents of the "Decomposition tree" and "Concept list" views

This tool allows users to easily print, by means of a template, any column composition that is contained in the work area of the "Decomposition tree" and "List of concepts" windows. This way, the work that must be carried out is simplified because users do not have to create or modify an existing report template to print the contents of these windows.

This tool is activated from the "Print view contents" option of the "Tree" and "List" menus, or by pressing the right button of the mouse on the tab of the view (in tree or in list) of the database from which the contents are to be printed.

The "Print view contents" dialogue box contains several options:

  • When it is activated from the "Decomposition Tree" window
    • The level of detail of the report to print:
      • Sólo el primer nivel de capítulos Only chapters that are at the first level.
      • Todos los capítulos  All chapters.
      • Capítulos y partidas All chapters and their job items.
      • Capítulos y partidas con el primer nivel de descompuestos All chapters together with their job units and the unit concepts of the job units.
    • The contents of the root chapter and the symbol that represents the type of concept can be included.
  • When it is activated from the "Concept list window"
    • The level of detail of the report to be printed can be selected:
      • Listado sin líneas de columnas The report without column lines.
      • Listado con líneas de columnas The report with column lines.
    • A summary with a totals line and the symbol that represents the type of concept can be included.

The "Print view contents" tool creates a report template automatically to be able to print the columns of the "Decomposition tree" or "Concept list" window. The template can be modified by users to adapt it to their own style.