Update history​

IFC Builder

Update notification available

As of version 2025.b, applications now display a warning message in their initial window when a new update is available. This message provides information about the "installed version" and the "available version", together with a direct link to the Store page of the BIMserver.center web platform.

Clicking on the “Upgrade to the latest version” button automatically starts the download and installation process of the application. This feature ensures that the most current version of the program is always being used, thus benefiting from the latest improvements.

This method replaces the automatic notification and update process of a new version in the BIMserver.center programs available in previous versions.

Link to the BIMserver.center Store

In the configuration panel for each application, a direct link to its page in the BIMserver.center web store has been included.

By clicking on the “Go to BIMserver.center Store” button, users are redirected directly to the corresponding page in the Store, where they can learn more about the application, view its features, read reviews from other users and see examples of real contributions.

This feature provides easy access to additional resources and support, enhancing the user experience by providing quick and easy access to all relevant information about the applications.

Information about the license model

An information message has been incorporated into the installation button of the applications so that, before proceeding with the installation, users can identify which applications are free to use (free of charge) and which require licensing permissions (including paid modules).

This enhancement improves the user experience by providing clarity and transparency on the options available to the user based on their license model.

Installing background apps

In the new 2025.b version of CYPE Menu, the background installation feature has been added. Users can now continue working on other tasks while applications are automatically installed in the background.

During the background installation process, the “Installing program” message is displayed next to the applications button in the main CYPE Menu window. Once completed, the message disappears and the application can be run.

This feature is designed to make applications easier to use and manage, improving productivity and the overall experience by minimising waiting time and interruptions during the installation of new applications or upgrades.

Connection to BIMserver.center

There is now an additional option in the main CYPE Menu window to “Log in” to BIMserver.center.

This way, downloaded applications also appear in the user's account on the BIMserver.center platform.

Changes to the applications available from the menu

The following modifications have been made to the availability of the applications from the CYPE Menu.


  • CYPEHVAC Schematics

  • ELODIE by CYPE (Only in the CYPE Menu in French)


  • CYPELEC Core, CYPELEC REBT, CYPELEC NF and CYPELEC RETIE. They are joined together in a single program called CYPELEC.


  • CYPEURBAN. Available for download and installation from the BIMserver.center platform.

  • IFC Uploader. New contributions can now be created directly from the project page on the BIMserver.center platform.

  • CYPEFIRE FDS Viewer. CYPEFIRE FDS can be used to view FDS simulations.

Updating all the applications

The "Updates" option has been implemented in the main CYPE Menu window. Thanks to this tool, multiple updates of installed applications can be carried out via the CYPE Menu.

When clicking on the “Updates” option, a window opens with a list of all installed applications. Select a set of them and, after clicking "Accept", the update process will start.

During this process, progress is displayed in the main CYPE Menu window indicating the current status of the update.

If an update is available for the CYPE Menu itself, it is shown below the list of applications to be updated. However, it is important to note that the update of the CYPE Menu is carried out on its own.

This new feature makes application maintenance easier, ensuring that the latest improvements are always available.

Link to the project owner's public profile on BIMserver.center

Now, from the BIMserver.center project information window (displayed by clicking on the project name visible in the top right bar of the application), the owner's public profile page can be accessed on the BIMserver.center platform via the link inserted in the text representing the owner's name.

Element selection tool. Copy multiple times

As of version 2025.a, it is now possible to copy ("Ctrl+C") a group of elements and paste ("Ctrl+V") them in several places with the selection tool. In previous versions, the elements selected for copying could only be pasted once.

The "Element selection" tool was implemented in version 2021.e.

Quick access toolbar

As of version 2025.a, CYPE applications with a "Ribbon" have a customisable quick access toolbar (QAT), located in the top left corner of the program. This bar contains a set of commands that are separate from the active ribbon tab.

To add or remove a command from the quick access toolbar, a button has been included to access the configuration of the toolbar. Clicking it displays a window where users can add commands from the application's menus. Specific commands can be selected or all the commands found in a menu can be added using the "Assign all" button.

The list of commands added to the quick access toolbar provides options to perform the following actions:

  • Move up (move to the left) or move down (move to the right) commands in the toolbar.
  • Add a dividing line to the right of the button.
  • Remove a command or dividing line from the toolbar.

Each application can include several commands in the initial settings of the quick access toolbar and can be restored using the "Default settings" option. Furthermore, applications that are connected to the BIMserver.center platform include the "Update" and "Share" options in their default settings.

Overall technical data for "Thermal insulation" in windows and skylights

As of version 2025.a, an overall "Thermal transmittance" value can now be defined for windows and skylights as an alternative to the "Glazing" and "Fittings", which has been the case up to now. For this purpose, the "Thermal characterisation of the element" option has been added to the "Thermal insulation" tab of the window "Technical data" in the following construction system categories:

  • External windows
  • Interior windows
  • Exterior skylights
  • Interior skylights

Thermal simulation applications can read and incorporate these properties of the contributions from IFC Builder and CYPE Construction Systems into their design models.

Furthermore, applications with a "3D Model" tab (CYPEFIRE FDS and CYPETHERM LOADS) can obtain data directly from the construction systems defined in the geometric model.

Punctual thermal bridges and linear thermal bridges

As of version 2025.a, it is possible to enter "Punctual thermal bridges (per m²)" and "Linear thermal bridges" in the "Thermal insulation" tab of the "Technical data" window for the following categories of construction systems:

  • Façades
  • Party walls
  • Basement walls
  • Partitions
  • Roofs
  • Exterior floor slabs
  • Intermediate floor slabs
  • Screeds

Thermal simulation applications can read and incorporate the properties of contributions from IFC Builder and CYPE Construction Systems into their design models.

Furthermore, applications with a "3D Model" tab (CYPEFIRE FDS and CYPETHERM LOADS) can obtain data directly from the construction systems defined in the geometric model.