Sync workflow in Archicad, Revit and Simple bim (IFC)
We recommend that you follow this workflow if you are multiple people working in the same project with Teamwork or Worksharing.
If you work alone in a smaller project, it is important that you save your project after synchronizing with Bimeye, to save all updates on objects done by Bimeye, objects GUIDs etc.
The view that is active with the layers that are lit (layers) determines what is to be synchronized. Make sure that the zones that define the rooms are lit only if you want the objects to have the correct affiliation when synchronizing.
Categories and Classification
The most recent current (in the file) AC classification is the one that applies to what are categories in Bimeye. You can thus have several AC classifications if you upgrade the project and the latest one is added. You can delete this if you do not want to put "correct" categories on the objects that you have changed in previous classifications.
The categories that are activated in Bimeye cannot be switched off or locked in Archicad at the first sync.
Then you can hide layers, for example, zones that do not describe rooms for objects to read the correct Room (zone) data.
BIMEYE Sync flag True / False
Objects in Modules and hotlinks do not work in Archicad together with BIMEYE. The objects must be in the model you are synchronizing. If you have separate eg buildings as files you can handle all this directly to Bimeye from each file.
Note! Archicad Properties with Expressions cant be sent to Bimeye directly. You have to map those to a IFC-property to able to sync that to Bimeye.
Do send and receive and ask all project members to do the same if they are working with the objects you are going to update.
Reserve the objects you want to synchronise. This to be sure that no one else are reserving them during the synchronisation process.
Synchronise with Bimeye. (How)
Send and receive model to save all updated information.
Tell the members it's done and they can now update and continue to work.
Objects in Xrefs do not work in Revit together with Bimeye. The objects must be in the model you are synchronizing. If you have separate eg buildings as files you can handle all this directly to BIMEYE from each file.
Ask all project members to synchronise and relinquish their local copy of the model with the central file.
Synchronise your local copy with the central.
Synchronise with Bimeye. (How)
Synchronise model with Central file.
Tell all the members that the sync is done and they can now check out new or update their local copies and continue to work.
Simple bim (IFC)
Synchronise with Bimeye.
Sync was canceled, usually when an IFC can not be uploaded to Bimeye, it is because an IFC GUID (object identity) is already included in Bimeye. Bimeye allows only one unique GUID per object.
That different IFC files have the same GUID on objects is due to the fact that they are exported from the same original file. Objects in Bimeye include unique instances, types, rooms and levels etc.
The objects that are most often about are levels in the IFC file as they are shared by the objects in the original file. These must be unique per model in Bimeye.
There are two ways to solve this. Export everything to Bimeye in one IFC file. A more difficult alternative is to ensure that the GUID at levels in IFC are different before loading to Bimeye and maintain the same GUID between each time the file is synchronized with Bimeye.
Synchronization and Project Configuration
We recommend that you do a synchronization either with full property content or a special Parameter Configuration Sync to make the model properties available for configuration in the project. Especially if the model is large we recommend the new Parameter Configuration Synchronization that only syncs samle of objects with all their properties. This will make the properties available for mapping in the project with this type of sync taking the least amount of time.
After the initial synchronization is done the project administrator can begin configuration of the parameters, see the Parameter Configuration Guide.
Lastly you can now synchronize regularly after the project has been set up. If you ever need to do more parameter configuration and property mapping you can always make a full property content sync or try the new parameter configuration sync.