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Model View Worksheet

On the model view worksheet you can define which objects and properties are included (for example in the IFC export) and set the appearance (color and transparency) of objects.

The model view worksheet has the following sections

Section Description
Include/Exclude Objects Based on Object Class or Group In this section you can include and exclude objects based on their object class or membership in a group.
Include/Exclude Objects Based on Text Property Value Deprecated: In this section you can include and exclude objects of an Object Class based on a text property value
Include/Exclude Objects Based on Yes/No Property Value Deprecated: In this section you can include and exclude objects of an Object Class based on a yes/no property value
Include/Exclude Property In this section you can include and exclude properties from Object Classes.
Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Object Class or Group In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency.
Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Text Property Value Deprecated: In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency based on the value of a text property.
Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Yes/No Property Value Deprecated: In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency based on the value of a yes/no property.

Include/Exclude Objects Based on Object Class or Group -section

In this section you can include and exclude objects based on their object class or membership in a group. You could for example exclude all furniture or include all objects in a ‘Building Envelope’ group. See the Groups –worksheet chapter of this guide for more information about groups.

NOTE: If you want to start with a clean slate, use the special value 'All' for Object or Group on the first row. This will exclude all objects in the model. Then you can start including the objects you really need.

NOTE: The following object classes cannot be excluded via templates: Project, Site, Building and Building Storey

Field Value Description
Object or Group [+] Text

The name or identity key of the Object Class, or the name of the Group. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all Object Classes.

Include Yes/No Include the objects in the Object Class or Group? Leaving the cell empty will set the applicable objects into the 'Not decided yet' state
NOTE: Setting the background color of this cell will set that color as the 3D Appearance of the applicable objects.

Include/Exclude Objects Based on Text Property Value -section

In this section you can include and exclude objects of an Object Class based on a text property value

NOTE: This section is included for backward compatibility. The recommended solution is to define a Group that selects the desired objects and use that Group in the ‘Include/Exclude Objects Based on Object Class or Group’ section. Groups give much more control over the selection because the rules of a Group can use any property type (text, number etc.) and more complex rules can be created using and/or logic.

Field Value Description
Object [+] Text The name or identity key of the Object Class
Include Yes/No Include the applicable objects? Leaving the cell empty will set the applicable objects into the 'Not decided yet' state
NOTE: Setting the background color of this cell will set that color as the 3D Appearance of the applicable objects.
Text Property [+] Text The name or identity key of the Text property that is used as a filter for including or excluding objects.
Text Operator Choice The text operator for finding values
Case Sensitive /No Perform case sensitive comparison?
Text Value [+] Text The property value used for finding the objects. The value can be left empty if the operator is Equals or NotEquals.

Include/Exclude Objects Based on Yes/No Property Value -section

In this section you can include and exclude objects of an Object Class based on a yes/no property value

NOTE: This section is included for backward compatibility. The recommended solution is to define a Group that selects the desired objects and use that Group in the ‘Include/Exclude Objects Based on Object Class or Group’ section. Groups give much more control over the selection because the rules of a Group can use any property type (text, number etc.) and more complex rules can be created using and/or logic.

Field Value Description
Object [+] Text The name or identity key of the Object Class
Include Yes/No Include the applicable objects? Leaving the cell empty will set the applicable objects into the 'Not decided yet' state
NOTE: Setting the background color of this cell will set that color as the 3D Appearance of the applicable objects.
Yes/No Property [+] Text The name or identity key of the Yes/No property that is used as a filter for including or excluding objects.
Yes/No Value Yes/No The property value used for finding the objects.

Include/Exclude Property -section

In this section you can include and exclude properties from Object Classes.

NOTE: If you want to start with a clean slate, use the special value 'All' for both Object and Property on the first row. This will exclude all properties for all objects. Then you can start including the properties you really need.

Field Value Description
Object [+] Text The name of identity key of the Object Class. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all Object Classes.
Property [+] Text The name of identity key of the property. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all properties of the applicable Object Classes.

The special value ‘Added’ will apply the operation to all properties that were added to the applicable Object Classes by any template in the current template stack.

Include Yes/No Include the property?

Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Object Class or Group -section

In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency.

Field Value Description
Object or Group [+] Text

The name or identity key of the Object Class, or the name of the Group. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all Object Classes.

Color Color Set the background color of this cell to define the color for the applicable objects
Transparency % Number The transparency of the objects in percent (0-100)
0 = opaque
100 = invisible

Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Text Property Value -section

In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency based on the value of a text property.

NOTE: This section is included for backward compatibility. The recommended solution is to define a Group that selects the desired objects and use that Group in the ‘Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Object Class or Group’ section. Groups give much more control over the selection because the rules of a Group can use any property type (text, number etc.) and more complex rules can be created using and/or logic.

Field Value Description
Object or Group [+] Text

The name or identity key of the Object Class, or the name of the Group. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all Object Classes.

Color Color Set the background color of this cell to define the color for the applicable objects
Transparency % Number The transparency of the objects in percent (0-100) 0 = opaque 100 = invisible
Text Property [+] Text The name or identity key of the Text property that is used as a filter for selecting objects.
Text Operator Choice The text operator for finding values
Case Sensitive Yes/No Perform case sensitive comparison?
Text Value [+] Text The property value used for finding the objects. The value can be left empty if the operator is Equals or NotEquals.

Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Yes/No Property Value -section

In this section you can set the 3D appearance of objects, i.e. their color and transparency based on the value of a yes/no property.

NOTE: This section is included for backward compatibility. The recommended solution is to define a Group that selects the desired objects and use that Group in the ‘Set Object Color and Transparency Based on Object Class or Group’ section. Groups give much more control over the selection because the rules of a Group can use any property type (text, number etc.) and more complex rules can be created using and/or logic.

Field Value Description
Object or Group [+] Text

The name or identity key of the Object Class, or the name of the Group. The special value 'All' will apply the operation to all Object Classes.

Color Color Set the background color of this cell to define the color for the applicable objects
Transparency % Number The transparency of the objects in percent (0-100) 0 = opaque 100 = invisible
Yes/No Property [+] Text The name or identity key of the Yes/No property that is used as a filter for selecting objects.
Yes/No Value Yes/No The property value used for finding the objects.