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What does the plugin do?



The BIM&CO Revit plugin allows you to access your Onfly library directly from your software. Depending on your rights, you can then download content to your project, update your objects, transfer objects to the Onfly library, etc.

What does the "Add object(s)" button do?



This feature enables you to download an object from the platform and position it in your Revit model.
After you have selected the model, click on the download icon next to the model. This instantly closes the plugin window and allows you to position your object in the model in Revit.
You can access all Onfly's search functions to help you choose an object to add.



When you click on the download icon, the 3D models tab opens and you can choose a model to download to your model.



It is only possible to download models that are compatible with your version of Revit.

After you have selected the model, click on the download icon next to the model. This instantly closes the plugin window and allows you to position your object in the model in Revit.

What does the "Update project" button do?



This plugin feature is used to update a model's objects that have been edited in the Onfly platform.

If no objects require updating, this screen is displayed in the plugin:



However, if objects have been edited in the platform and a new revision has been created, the plugin displays objects that need to be updated and shows the comment input during revision.



When you open the Revit model, the BIM&CO plugin briefly outlines any updates available for certain objects.



During a downstream, only values are updated (at this stage in the process) and not names. For example, if a naming convention is changed prior to the downstream, this will not change your parameter names.

What does the "Send object(s)" button do?



An upload is the first time an object is sent to the Onfly platform. At this stage, specific BIM&CO identifiers are added to the object to link it to the object in the platform.

An upstream updates these same Revit objects in the platform. Identifiers are used to find and edit objects in the platform. Geometry or data may be edited.

Regardless of whether you are using the upload or upstream function, you must follow the steps set out below.

1 - Select the object(s)

This screen is used to select one or more of the model’s objects to send to Onfly.

If you have preselected one or more objects in Revit, this screen is not displayed and selection is automatic.

The model's objects are classified by Revit category. The small arrow-shaped icon is used to open the category and display all included families.



After selecting objects, click on the "Map the properties" button.

2 - Select spaces

An intermediate screen is displayed enabling you to select the space(s) in which the selected objects can be used.



Then click on "Continue".

3 - Mapping

The next step is mapping, which involves a table establishing correspondence between the parameters of objects selected in Revit and the properties of your Onfly dictionary.



4 - Select tags and classifications

In this screen, classifications and tags can be added directly to objects.



Objects are sent to Onfly by clicking on "Upload".

5 - Viewing

The final screen displays the result of the upload.



If you have uploaded a single object, you can view it as a detail card.



If you have uploaded several objects, the list of objects is displayed in this window.

What does the "Update library" button do?



An upstream updates Revit objects in the platform. Identifiers are used to find and edit objects in the platform. Geometry or data may be edited.

An upstream involves the following steps:

1 - Select the object(s)

This screen is used to select one or more of the model’s objects to send to Onfly.

If you have preselected one or more objects, this screen is not displayed. Selection occurs automatically.

The model's objects are classified by Revit category. The small arrow-shaped icon is used to open the category and display all included objects.


After selecting objects, click on the "Map the properties" button.

2 - Select spaces

An intermediate screen is displayed enabling you to select the space(s) in which the selected objects can be used.



Then click on "Continue".

3 - Mapping

The next step is mapping, which involves a table establishing correspondence between the parameters of objects selected in Revit and the properties of your Onfly dictionary.



4 - Select tags and classifications

In this screen, classifications and tags can be added directly to objects.



Objects are sent to Onfly by clicking on "Upload".

5 - Viewing

The final screen displays the result of the upload.


If you have uploaded a single object, you can view it as a detail card.


If you have uploaded several objects, the list of objects is displayed in this window.

What does the "Add properties" button do?



This feature is used to add Onfly dictionary properties to a model's objects or an edited family.
When you click on the "Add properties" icon, a window opens enabling you to select objects to which properties may be added.



By clicking on the "Select properties" button, you can display a list of Onfly dictionary properties, classified by domain.



Using the search field, you can quickly access domains containing searched words.

Simply check the properties that you wish to add to the object(s).

Please note – any properties added to the object are not converted through the naming convention.

What does the "Object details" button do?



When an object is selected in the model, the "Object details" icon is active.
This is used to display details saved in the platform for the selected object in the plugin.



If you have the appropriate rights, you can also edit the content of the object in this plugin window.

What does the "Classify" button do?



In this step, classifications can be added to objects directly in Revit.
When you click on the "Classify" button in the plugin, a window opens. It is used for selecting objects and linking classes to them.



List of the model’s objects
Classification selection
List of classification nodes
Field for searching in objects
Field for searching in classes
Display options
Back up classifications

Classifications
Votre plateforme Onfly est surement paramétrée afin d'utiliser plusieurs classifications. Toutes ces classifications sont alors utilisable dans Classify également. Le menu déroulant permet donc de sélectionner la classification que vous souhaitez utiliser.

Propriétés recommandées
Your Onfly platform will probably be configured for using several classifications. All these classifications can therefore also be used in Classify. You can use the drop-down menu to select the classification you wish to use.



It is very easy to link classes to objects. Just select objects using the check boxes next to object names, then double-click on the name of the class.



A blue indicator shows the class linked to each object.

Also display eligible objects
This option is used for displaying or hiding objects that have already been classified. It is very useful for ensuring that you have classified all objects in a model.

Show only current classification
This option is used for displaying or hiding linked classes in all Onfly classifications. When used with the above option, you can therefore filter classified or unclassified objects as required.

Backup in objects
Once all links have been established, all that remains is to store these data in the Revit objects. When you click on Apply, a pop-up is displayed offering three options:



Cancel
If you select this option, nothing is backed up in the objects.

No (Apply without adding the recommended properties)
If you select this option, only parameters used to store the selected class are added to objects. Generally, these parameters are a Name and a Code. These parameters are added for each classification added to objects.

Yes (Apply and add the recommended properties)
If this option is selected, all the recommended properties defined when configuring the classification nodes are added in addition to parameters used to store the selected class.

What does the "Display platform" button do?



By clicking on this feature and a selected object in your digital model, you can open the BIM&CO page for this object in the BIM&CO plugin from your workspace.

What does the "Settings" button do?



Login



Click on "Settings" and log in with your BIM&CO account details to use the plugin and its features.



Once you have logged in, the logged-in account is shown in the Settings window.



Connecting LinkedIn and Google accounts

Please note – in order to log in correctly with the plugin, you must first create a BIM&CO account and not simply connect your LinkedIn or Google login.



Environments
By default, you can access two environments when logging into your Onfly. Just open the Environments tab in the Settings window.

Selecting environments
To choose an available environment, just click on it and confirm or double-click on the required environment.

By default, you can access two environments – your Onfly platform and the BIM&CO public platform.



After you have selected the platform and pressed confirm, the plugin displays the content of the selected platform when you click on "Display platform".

The Onfly platform

This is your company's platform in which you can manage the dictionary, classifications, and objects to be downloaded.



The public platform
By logging in to the public platform, you can quickly download objects and add objects to this platform. Although the interface is slightly different, the features are nevertheless similar.



Naming convention

BIM&CO technology is based on a central database which is linked to standards, and can be linked to your standards and Onfly dictionary. The aim of mapping a parameter is to connect two parameters that are identical but have a different name (because they come from different standards or projects).

Mapping tables linking your Onfly company dictionary to your various project standards (e.g.: Revit shared parameters) are known as Naming conventions.

These naming conventions enable you to download and share objects between your projects and your Onfly company library by translating the equivalent parameters from one environment to another.

Configuration selection

The configuration selected in the plugin preferences determines the criteria by which correspondence is established between Onfly properties and Revit parameters.



Once you have selected a naming convention, it downloads to your computer.

It is important to select this naming convention as the shared parameters file in Revit to ensure that correspondence is permanently maintained between unique identifiers.
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