Open BIM Carpentry

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As of the 2019.f version, CYPE programs (those downloaded from our website and those downloaded from the 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 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.

As of the 2019.e version, the 3D representation in the applications that are integrated in the Open BIM workflow contains the elements of the application itself as well as those contained in the GLTF files exported by the rest of the applications whose IFC files have been linked to the model.

The 2019.e version includes a new 3D view system in most of its programs: CYPECAD, CYPE 3D and the entire family of applications integrated in the Open BIM workflow. It will be incorporated progressively in other programs.

The properties of the system are:

  • Improvement in the speed with which scenes containing many objects are drawn

  • Dynamic calculation of the rotation pivot of the camera

  • Rotation around a point indicated by users

  • Possibility to define global section planes X, Y or Z

  • Zoom to the object under the cursor in the perspective and orthogonal views

For this viewing system to operate correctly, the applications require a video card that is compatible with OpenGL 3.3 or higher.

The 3D representation of the windows has been improved in the 3D views of the Open BIM applications that access the project as well as in the GLTF format that Open BIM Carpentry exports to the Open BIM project.

It is more realistic thanks to the new design options that have been implemented:

  • The window is represented at the correct level with respect to the wall.
  • The size of the frame varies depending on the type of glazing (number of panes of glass).
  • Handles are displayed.

The 2019.d version of Open BIM Carpentry contains more options to define different types of windows:

  • Subframe
    It is possible to select whether the glazed opening has a subframe.
  • Number of panes
    Users can choose amongst single, double or triple glazing.
  • Location of the window with respect to the wall
    Users can select whether the window is at the same level as the outer or inner part of the wall or centred.

These properties allow users to provide a more complete specification of the windows and obtain a more precise budget.

Open BIM Carpentry is a program that has been created to help users to design and create the documentation of the carpentry of a building. In its initial versions, Open BIM Carpentry allows users to specify the design of exterior glazed windows and doors and obtain the corresponding drawings and documents with the specifications that are required for the development of the project.

Open BIM Carpentry is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard and can be downloaded from the platform.

This integration allows Open BIM Carpentry to read the glazed openings of the BIM model that will be used as a reference by users to introduce and design the glazed doors and windows. The program allows users to define the types of windows and doors by specifying the type of sheet/pane, the opening system, the size and layout of the opening and blind box.

Open BIM carpentry generates a report that contains the necessary information on the breakdown of the windows and doors, and is exported to the BIM model as an attached document in PDF format, which can be used to complete the execution project.

Open BIM Carpentry also exports the 3D geometry of the designed elements to the BIM model located on the BIMserver.centerweb platform. This way, they can be viewed in the 3D views of any of the specialist programs participating in the BIM project and in the 3D viewer of the platform from mobile devices, tablets, computers...

Users must have the corresponding user license permit to be able to work with “Open BIM Carpentry”.

More information on this new CYPE program will be available shortly.