Update history​

CYPELEC Electrical Mechanisms

Description of a "Mapping file"

A new "Description" field has been added in the editing window of a "Mapping file" allowing a descriptive text to be associated with the set.

This allows users to provide information on the content or use of the set without the limitations of the "Name" field.

Commercial entities

As of version 2024.f, the "Bill of quantities" tab allows commercial information to be entered in the "Project cost database" or a "Cost database".

For this purpose, the "Commercial entities" button has been added to the toolbar in the management window of both elements.

By clicking on it, a menu is displayed where it is possible to define the data of the commercial entities involved in the project or the cost database.

Furthermore, to allow commercial entities to be associated with concepts, the "Commercial entities" field has been added to the editing panel for work sections and items.

Commercial entities are part of the standard database interchange format for the FIEBDC-3 construction database (.bc3). Therefore, this information can be imported and exported using the tools in the "Bill of quantities" tab for managing BC3 files.

New fields for work sections

As of version 2024.f, the work sections of a bill of quantities or a cost database can have more information associated with them. For this purpose, the following tabs have been added to the editing panel of a work section displayed within the management menu of the "Project cost database" or of a "Cost database":

  • Description
  • Graphical information
  • Attached documents

In previous versions, this data could only be associated with "Items".

Cost database templates

As of version 2024.f, the window for creating a "Cost database" includes the "Template" option.

When selected, users can create a cost database with an initial work section structure.

The following configurations are currently available:

  • Spain
  • CSI OmniClass
  • France – UNTEC method
  • GuBIMClass 1.2 ES
  • DIN 276 2018-12
  • RICS NRM 1-3

Shortcuts for all applications

CYPE apps have keyboard shortcuts common to all programs. In versions before 2024.e, each program displayed the keyboard shortcuts for each app via the "Search and activation of commands and options" in the top left-hand corner of the programs.

As of version 2024.e, the "Shortcuts for all applications" tab has been implemented in the dialogue box displayed when selecting this option and it shows all the keyboard shortcuts common to CYPE apps.

Saving quantities on the 2D/3D model

In version 2023.d, the "Quantities on the 2D/3D model" were implemented in the applications that have a "Bill of quantities" tab. This tool has now been enhanced in order to allow users to save quantities measured on the 3D view so that they can be used in several quantity detail lines. To this end, the "Save the current quantities" option has been added to the toolbar of the 3D view. By clicking on it, a window is displayed where a description for the quantity can be entered before saving it. In order to display the list of saved quantities, the "Measurements carried out on the model" option has also been added. This option displays a list of the measurements taken, showing the description, type of measurement (length, area, angle, etc.) and value for each one.

The "Assign the quantities measured on the model to the variable" option, which appears next to each variable in a quantity detail line, has changed the way it works as a result of this new feature. In previous versions, clicking on it assigned the last measurement taken on the 3D view, whereas now the "Measurements carried out on the model" list is displayed to select the saved quantity to be used.

Additionally, next to each variable linked to a quantity on the model, the description, type of measurement (length, area, angle, etc.) and value of the selected measurement can be viewed. Also, the "Delete the link between the variable and the quantities measured on the model" and "View the quantities measured on the model in the 3D view" options have been added. The first option allows users to remove the link between the value of the variable and the quantities measured on the model. The second option allows users to display the representation of the assigned measurement in the 3D view. If this option is used on another variable or if another element is selected in the "Bill of quantities" window, this representation will no longer be displayed.

Display floor view templates in the 3D view

For 3D views defined within applications with a 3D working environment, the "Show selected templates in each floor view" option has been added. When activated, the templates visible in each of the floor views will be displayed in the 3D view in the dimension corresponding to these views.

Managing the visibility of templates in the view configuration window

As of version 2024.c, applications with a 3D working environment can manage the visibility of templates from the view configuration panel. For this purpose, the "DXF-DWG templates" tab has been added, where a list of all the templates imported into the project is displayed together with a checkbox to indicate which ones should be shown in the view.

Installation modes (professional, campus, evaluation, temporary license)

All CYPE programs can be installed in their different versions (Professional Version, Evaluation Version, Campus Version, Temporary License). In previous versions, users could only choose the type of version to be installed from the classic CYPE menu.

As of version 2024.a, the selection of version types has been implemented in all CYPE programs on the BIMserver.center platform.

As of version 2024.d, this selection can be made during the installation of all CYPE programs, regardless of where they are downloaded.

New currency codes

In the help tool for filling in the currency code, within the general parameters of the project, the following references from ISO 4217 have been added:

  • EGP. Egyptian pound
  • KZT. Tengue
  • MYR. Malaysian ringgit
  • PHP. Philippine peso
  • SAR. Saudi riyal

Moving elements with the arrow keys

As of version 2024.b, applications with the "Element selection tool" (this tool was implemented in version 2021.e) have the ability to move the selected model components with the arrow keys on the keyboard. The elements shall be moved on the work plane of the active view in the direction of the arrow key. Whenever the arrow is pressed, the distance that is displaced is constant, so zooming will make it larger or smaller.

Improvements in the connection to BIMserver.center

Version 2024.b includes the following improvements and corrections to the connection of applications to the BIMserver.center platform:

  • After sharing a contribution, there is a delay before it becomes available in the BIMserver.center project. This could result in another application not having immediate access, even if the export was made from the same computer. Now applications can read contributions from the "File directory stored in local cache" before they are accessible in BIMserver.center.

  • It is now possible to export a contribution without an internet connection. When this occurs, a confirmation dialogue box will appear to inform users that if the contribution is exported, it cannot be shared in the BIMserver.center project. The contribution can be read in another application as long as it is on the same computer and linked to the same project. However, for the contribution to be available on the platform, users will need to "Share" it again with an internet connection.

  • The uploading process has been improved to allow larger files to be included.

  • An error that did not allow users to connect to the platform when the "AppData" system folder was not accessible has been fixed.

  • An error that showed the user as logged in when the session had already expired has been fixed.

  • The warning messages displayed when there is a problem in the communication with BIMserver.center have been improved.

  • Now, when creating a new project, the same default fields are used as in the BIMserver.center website.