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CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems

CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems / CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems / CYPEPLUMBING Schematics diagrams / CYPEPLUMBING Solar Systems / Open BIM Water Equipment. Discontinued programs

Starting with the 2025.a version of CYPE programs, the following applications will no longer be available:

  • CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems
    The features of these two programs are combined in CYPEPLUMBING (new application implemented in version 2025.a). Users can now design water supply systems, wastewater and rainwater drainage systems and create their drawings in the same program. Learn more about the advantages of this new application implemented in version 2025.a in CYPEPLUMBING.

    Version 2024.f of CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems can still be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform.

  • CYPEPLUMBING Schematics diagrams
    The features of this application (automatic generation of the schematic diagram of a water supply system using the BIM connection with CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems) become part of CYPEPLUMBING in version 2025.a; and can be found in the main CYPEPLUMBING window, specifically, in the "Diagrams" tab located at the top and which appears when the "Water Systems" tab located at the bottom is selected. In CYPEPLUMBING you can find out about the advantages of this new application implemented in this version 2025.a.

    Version 2024.f of CYPEPLUMBING Schematics diagrams can still be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform.

  • CYPEPLUMBING Solar Systems
    This application will no longer be generated in version 2025.a. However, the CYPEPLUMBING Solar Systems download version 2024.f is still available on the BIMserver.center Store so that users can continue to design solar thermal systems for domestic hot water or heating. In versions after 2025.a, the features of this program will become part of CYPEPLUMBING.

  • Open BIM Water Equipment
    The equipment that could be entered by this application can continue to be entered from CYPE Architecture, and the consumption and discharge values of each unit are automatically entered in CYPEPLUMBING when a consumption or discharge system is positioned.

CYPEPLUMBING (new program)

CYPEPLUMBING combines the features of CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems, CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems and Open BIM Layout. These combined applications are organised in three tabs at the bottom of the CYPEPLUMBING main window: "Water Systems", "Sanitary Systems" and "Layout". Consequently, the CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems applications have been discontinued and will no longer be available in version 2025.a. However, older versions of these two programs can be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform "Store". The Open BIM Layout application will continue to be developed in version 2025.a, as it still centralises the creation of drawings for many other applications.

  • Water Systems and Sanitary Systems tabs
    These tabs include the tools that allow users to enter and design water supply and wastewater and rainwater drainage systems, respectively. They are an improvement on the tools that were available in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems.

    Each of these two tabs is organised into three other tabs located at the top of the main window (Installation, Diagrams and Bills of quantities). These three tabs were already available in CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems. CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems did not have a "Diagrams" tab, so users had to use the CYPEPLUMBING Schematics diagrams program to generate the diagrams of a water supply system. CYPEPLUMBING no longer needs to connect to another application to generate these diagrams.

    Entering an element with associated consumption and discharge in either of the two tabs means that the discharge (Sanitary Systems) or consumption (Water Systems) is automatically included in the other tab. In previous versions, the Open BIM Water Equipment program (now discontinued in version 2025.a) was required for the discharge associated with these elements to be entered in CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems and the consumption in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems (using the Open BIM workflow).

  • Layout tab
    In this tab, users can create drawings composed of the two systems (water supply and water drainage) including the graphic information imported from other applications. Specific water supply and drainage tags (not available in the Open BIM Layout application) can also be assigned and placed together with the tags that users can create in a 3D view of the drawing.

Another CYPEPLUMBING improvement is the country selection when creating a job so that the application is automatically configured with the corresponding water supply and drainage standards.

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

Updating the CYPE Menu applications

As of version 2024.f, the CYPE Menu tool (available on the BIMserver.centre platform Store) allows users to manage the updates of the applications it includes.

When accessing the CYPE Menu, the program checks whether there is a newer version of the installed applications and, if so, the "Update" option appears next to them.

The update process will download the application and, once completed, will start the installation.

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.

Implementation I.S. 010 (Peru)

"Norma técnica I.S. 010 Instalaciones Sanitarias para Edificaciones".

Implemented in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems.