Open BIM Health and safety

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As of version 2019.g, users can import the topographic model of the terrain from the BIM project and interact with it. The elements that have been introduced will be placed at the detected elevation of the topographic model. Users can select whether or not the topography is to be visible.

For "Open BIM Health and safety" to correctly interpret the topographic model, the program that generates the model of the terrain must do so in an "IFCSite" or "IFCGeographicalElement" type entity.

A tool to introduce fences easily has been implemented. When the “Fence” button is pressed, two options appear; “Simple introduction” and “Multiple introduction”. With the second option, users can introduce the fences along a previously defined polyline.

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.

Open BIM Health and safety is a program created to assist users in the development of drawings of collective protection elements to be incorporated in the Health and Safety Project. It also exports the quantities of the introduced elements in FIEBDC-3 format to be treated by bill of quantity management programs.

With "Open BIM Health and safety" users can define the construction phases of the project and include collective protection systems in each of them. The program allows users to define the following collective protection systems:

  • Railings and railing supports
  • Vertical nets and gibbet type supports
  • Floor slab openings protection
  • Storage zone
  • Risk indicator signs
  • Perimeter fence
  • Excavations
  • Accesses

Open BIM Health and safety is integrated into the Open BIM workflow through the IFC standard. To be able to work with it, the project must be linked to a BIM project and the program will import the floor structure to generate a floor plan for each floor that has been imported from the project. In each floor plan, users must draw the safety elements that are to be included in the project.

To be able to work with Open BIM Health and safety, users must have the required permits, which are the same that are required to access the "Collective protection systems" module of CYPECAD. This permit must be updated to the 2019.a version or later.

Open BIM Health and safety can be downloaded from the platform.

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