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Calculate Basic Quantities

Calculates a basic set of quantities for objects with 3D geometry.

Shadow areas are only calculated if the tool is run with the SHADOWAREAS=ON configuration,

Beam

Length (simplebim)

The largest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smallest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Height (simplebim)

The middle dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Total area of the object’s surfaces. The area of the shell.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.

Weight, as steel (simplebim)

Volume, net (simplebim) * 7850kg/m3.


Column

Height (simplebim)

The largest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smallest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Depth (simplebim)

The middle dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.

Weight, as steel (simplebim)

Volume, net (simplebim) * 7850kg/m3.


Member (same as beam)

Length (simplebim)

The largest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smallest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Height (simplebim)

The middle dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Total area of the object’s surfaces. The area of the shell.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.

Weight, as steel (simplebim)

Volume, net (simplebim) * 7850kg/m3.


Wall

Walls with curved baseline are special and only have Area, largest surface, net (simplebim) and Volume, net (simplebim).

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Thickness (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, side, gross, larger (simplebim)

The larger gross side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates. Gross area is the net area of the object plus the opening element areas of the object. Note that this depends on how the openings are modeled.

Area, side, net, larger (simplebim)

The larger net side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates.

Area, side, gross, smaller (simplebim)

The smaller gross side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates. Gross area is the net area of the object plus the opening element areas of the object. Note that this depends on how the openings are modeled.

Area, side, net, smaller (simplebim)

The smaller net side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates.

Area, side, net, average (simplebim)

(Area, side, net, larger (simplebim) + Area, side, net, smaller (simplebim)) / 2

Area, side, gross, average (simplebim)

(Area, side, gross, larger (simplebim) + Area, side, gross, smaller (simplebim)) / 2

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, openings (simplebim)

The openings area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Window

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Perimeter (simplebim)

2 * Height (simplebim) + 2 * Width (simplebim)

Length, frame (simplebim)

2 * Height (simplebim) + Width (simplebim)

Area (simplebim)

The smallest area of the following three: object’s opening clipped from either side of the hosting object’s surfaces, object’s opening clipped from the middle of the opening. If the clipping area calculation fails, then the bounding box area is used: Width (simplebim) * Height (simplebim).

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.


Curtain Wall

Curtain wall can be a single geometric object or a container. If curtain wall is a container, then the calculations are based on the collective effect of its children.

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Thickness (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, side, bounding box, gross (simplebim)

Height (simplebim) * Length (simplebim).

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.


Door

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length, frame (simplebim)

2 * Height (simplebim) + 2 * Width (simplebim)

Area (simplebim) – same as window area

The smallest area of the following three: objects’s opening clipped from either side of the hosting object’s surfaces, object’s opening clipped from the middle of the opening. If the clipping area calculation fails, then the bounding box area is used: Width (simplebim) * Height (simplebim).

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.


Footing

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, sides, net (simplebim) – same as column’s area

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Slab

Thickness (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Perimeter (simplebim)

Area, sides, net (simplebim) / Thickness (simplebim).

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, top, net (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – top area – bottom area. Top area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Roof

Thickness (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Perimeter (simplebim)

Area, sides, net (simplebim) / Thickness (simplebim).

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Ramp

Area, top, net (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Ramp Flight

Area, top, net (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Stair

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Stair Flight

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Site

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Building Element Part

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, openings (simplebim)

The openings area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.

Part of Slab

Thickness (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Perimeter (simplebim)

Area, sides, net (simplebim) / Thickness (simplebim).

Area, top, net (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Shell area – (top area + bottom area). Top area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z positive axis. Bottom area is the area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in horizontal plane.

Part of Wall

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Thickness (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, side, gross, larger (simplebim)

The larger gross side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates. Gross area is the net area of the object plus the opening element areas of the object. Note that this depends on how the openings are modeled.

Area, side, net, larger (simplebim)

The larger net side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates.

Area, side, gross, smaller (simplebim)

The smaller gross side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates. Gross area is the net area of the object plus the opening element areas of the object. Note that this depends on how the openings are modeled.

Area, side, net, smaller (simplebim)

The smaller net side area of the object. A side area is either the area of the vertical surfaces of the object pointing to the y positive or negative direction in object’s local coordinates.

Area, side, gross, average (simplebim)

(Area, side, gross, larger (simplebim) + Area, side, gross, smaller (simplebim)) / 2

Area, side, net, average (simplebim)

(Area, side, net, larger (simplebim) + Area, side, net, smaller (simplebim)) / 2


Building Element Proxy

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Thickness (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, openings (simplebim)

The openings area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Flow Segment

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.


Reinforcing Bar

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Reinforcing Mesh

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Tendon

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Tendon Anchor

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Space

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Perimeter, gross (simplebim)

Area, sides, net (simplebim) / Thickness (simplebim).

Area, floor, net (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are less than 45 degrees to the z negative axis.

Area, sides, gross (simplebim)

The area of the surfaces, which are more than 45 degrees to the z axis.

Area, openings (simplebim)

Calculated only if there are so called space boundaries in the model. The area used is the area of the space boundary. If calculating the boundary area that fails for some reason, then the area of the relating object is used. If that fails, then the bounding box area of the relating object.

Area, sides, net (simplebim)

Area, sides, gross (simplebim) – Area, openings (simplebim).

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Plate

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.

Weight, as steel (simplebim)

Volume, net (simplebim) * 7850kg/m3.


Covering

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

If the object is used for example for duck insulation, then height is larger profile dimension.

Width (simplebim)

The smallest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The largest dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, largest surface, net (simplebim)

The largest single surface area of the object.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.


Element Assembly

Height (simplebim)

The vertical dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Width (simplebim)

The smaller horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Length (simplebim)

The larger horizontal dimension of the object’s axis aligned bounding box.

Area, shadow, horizontal, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, horizontal, openings (simplebim)

The area of the openings in the object’s shadow in the horizontal plane.

Area, shadow, vertical, gross (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes not taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, net (simplebim)

The area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes taken into account openings in the shadow.

Area, shadow, vertical, openings (simplebim)

The openings area of the object’s larger shadow in two main vertical planes.

Volume, net (simplebim)

Total net volume of the object, taking into account possible processing features for example cut-out's, openings and recesses.