Update history​


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.

Bill of quantities tab

The "Bill of quantities" tab has been added to the toolbar of the "CYPEFIRE Design" application.

In the "Bill of quantities" tab, users have tools to generate and manage the bill of quantities of the installation that the program analyses. In this tab, users can extract the quantities of the model and, using that information, generate real job items. This process is carried out using a correspondence system between the elements that are measured on the design model and the concepts of the bill of quantities (mapping). This equivalency is stored in a local or network directory so that it can be expanded progressively and used in future projects.

To enter the prices of the project more easily, users can import complete databases and individual concepts from cost databases that have been developed in FIEBDC-3 (.bc3) format, such as those from the CYPE construction cost database Generador de precios.

The documents of the bill of quantities can be extracted in several reports (Quantities, Cost breakdown structure, Priced bill of quantities, Detailed bill of quantities, BoQ summary) which can be exported in HTML, DOCX, PDF, RTF and TXT format.

More information on the "Bill of quantities" tab in Open BIM applications of the project phase.

Export to XML

The "CYPEFIRE Notice Descriptive de Sécurité" option has been added to the IFC export panel. This option will generate a file with "XML" format in which the project information is stored so that it can be imported by the CYPEFIRE NDS application and present the "Notice Descriptive de Sécurité" report.

Implementation of “Établissements recevant du public, ERP” (France)

As of the 2019.h version, CYPEFIRE Design includes the French “Établissements recevant du public, ERP” code. This new option can be found in the “General options” panel, in which the French flag appears.

This code has been partially included and more types will be included in upcoming versions. The 2019.h version includes the following activities:

  • Type J
    Structures d’accueil pour personnes âgées ou personnes handicapées
  • Type L
    Salles d’audition, de réunion, de conférences, de spectacles, à usages multiples...
  • Type M
    Magasins de vente, centres commerciaux
  • Type N
    Restaurants, débits de boissons
  • Type O
  • Type P
    Salles de danse, de jeux
  • Type R
    Établissements d’enseignement, colonies de vacances
  • Type S
    Bibliothèques, centres de documentation
  • Type V
    Établissements de culte
  • Type W
    Administrations, banques, bureaux
  • Type X
    Établissements sportifs couverts

If the program, “CYPEFIRE Class’ERP” (implemented in this version) has been used previously, the project types that can be imported automatically in the application to solve the project are those indicated in this list.

Code implementation. Protection contre les risques d’incendie et de panique dans les immeubles recevant du public (France)

Implemented in CYPEFIRE Design.

More information on this implementation in the “Code implementation "Établissements recevant du public, ERP" (France)” section of this webpage.

64-bit Version

As of the 2019.f version, CYPE programs (those downloaded from our website and those downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform) are compiled for 64-bit systems. The 64-bit compilation of CYPE software implies the use of the superior features of 64-bit processors and operating systems compared to those of 32 bits.

Please bear in mind that you must have a 64-bit operating system to be able to work with any 64-bit software.

In any case and as a temporary measure, the 2019.f version is available in 64 and 32 bits on the download area of our webpage. The programs that can be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform are only available in 64 bits. If you have a 64-bit operating system, you can work with either the 64-bit and 32-bit version of our software, although we strongly recommend that you install the 64-bit CYPE software version.

You can see which operating system is installed on your computer by clicking on "Control panel > System".

Since 64-bit microprocessors began to be massively introduced into personal computers from 2003 and from the Windows XP version, Microsoft already offers the two versions of its operating systems (32 and 64 bits). We understand that almost all our users will have computers with 64-bit processors (x64) and 64-bit operating systems.

It could occur that a user may wish to work with a computer with a 64-bit processor but with a 32-bit operating system. It would be very strange if the computer had a 32-bit processor (x86 - computers over 15 years old). If any of these is your case, we advise you to talk to your hardware or software provider to update your situation as soon as possible. However, you can download the 32-bit version and work with CYPE programs that can be downloaded from our website until your situation is up-to-date.

Definition of the checks for evacuation paths

In the 2019.d version of CYPEFIRE Design, the way in which the checks of the Evacuation paths are defined has been changed (Evacuation distances and Number of exits).

In previous versions, a minimum distance and number of exits were defined, and so, different checks with different properties have to be defined for each path.

As of the 2019.d version, the evacuation distance is defined depending on the number of exits that are detected for each evacuation path and the number of exits depending on the occupancy that circulates along each path.

The image shows two different minimum evacuation distances; one for paths with a single evacuation exit and another for paths with 2 or more exits. It is also possible to see how a different number of exits has been defined depending on the occupancy.

This new way to define the checks allows users to edit them more quickly. Multiple checks no longer have to be defined for different paths because now a single check can apply different minimum values depending on the properties of the path that is being analysed.

Type of ERT projects (Lieux du travail) for the Moroccan code

In the 2019.a version, the ERT (Lieux du travail) type of project has been included for the Moroccan code “Règlement de sécurité contre les risques d’incendie et de panique dans les constructions”. With this implementation, all the types of projects included in the aforementioned code are included in the program.

The ERT type of project is selected from the import assistant of the Moroccan code that is indicated in the general options panel, which also includes the “Bâtiment d’habitation”, “Établissement recevant du public” and “Immeubles de grande hauteur” type of projects that were implemented in previous versions.

This type of project refers to all buildings that are destined to hold working posts except buildings that can be defined as “Immeubles de grande hauteur” or “Établissement recevant du public”.

Equipment information in the 3D viewer of BIMservercenter.com

As of the 2019.a version, CYPEFIRE Design exports data on the equipment used in the fire protection installation it designs to the BIM model. This data is included in the “.GLTF” format file that is used to show the 3D model in the integrated viewer of the BIMserver.center web platform and in the mobile device application – App.

Thanks to this new feature, the collaborators of the BIM project can obtain the following information regarding the elements of the project:

  • Fire extinguishers
    Reference, description, height, type and efficiency.
  • Fire hose reel
    Reference, description and diameter.
  • Hydrants
    Reference, description and diameter of the connections.
  • Standpipes
    Reference, description, type and diameter of the standpipe.
  • Fire alarm buttons
    Reference, description and height.
  • Alarm systems
    Reference, description and type.
  • Detection systems
    Reference and description.

3D view

The 2019.a version of CYPEFIRE Design includes the “3D view” button in the main program menu. This tool shows the 3D view of the BIM project in a new window. This 3D view is the same view that appears in the bottom left zone of the screen, but the configuration of the visible elements and their perspective are independent in each view.


The option: “Design of the evacuation routes” has been implemented in the “Results” menu.

In previous versions of CYPEFIRE Design, users had to, once the project was analysed, check and modify any evacuation routes that failed one by one, and if the project had to be reanalysed, this process had to be repeated in an iterative manner.

With the “Design of the evacuation routes” option, the program automatically modifies the width of all the evacuation routes to the minimum allowable width depending on their occupancy. Users can block the widths of the evacuation routes they select, so they cannot be modified by the design process.

Stair communication below/above ground level

The 2019.a version includes a new check for stairs: “Allow for direct communication between floors above and below ground level” (General options > Checks > Stairs button > edit or create a check).

If this option is activated, the program allows for an ascending stair to share the landing with a descending stair, to create a single staircase.

If the option is deactivated, the ascending stair and descending stair cannot share the landing and must be separate, in two different staircases, and by doing so, prevents any smoke coming up from floors lower down from invading the higher floors of the project.

The image shows two different staircases. As occurs with other checks, it is possible to add the article and description of the code that allows for there to be direct communication between them.