BEXEL Manager – June 2022

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Version: 21.8

Major Features

API

  • Added option for making screenshots in BMP format from 3D Viewer through API. [LINK]

Cost

  • Creation Wizard Improvements/ Cost Classification Enrichment. Automated creation of Cost Classification is improved with customizable knowledge base templates. Use/create/adjust templates based on standardized cost classification codes to automatically enrich classification with Classification name and description. Use the Rules of measurement template to automatically add quantity type, formula, and unit to BIM Cost classification.

IFC

  • All elements exported from Bexel Manager to the IFC file now are preserving transparency.
  • Now it enables the loading of large IFC files over 2 GB.

Progress

  • The Schedule Progress Editor is now in non-blocking / dockable form and with a fresh new user interface. It helps to review individual progress entries and is much more accessible within the same window.
  • The Schedule Progress Editor window now with improved user experience with the option to add new columns (Custom Text Properties) at the progress entry level. The entries can be easily grouped by each of that properties (e.g., Subcontractor Name).

Schedule

  • Added option to adjust the duration of tasks according to Daily Output defined in Classification Editor. The choice is available in the Schedule Editor Window:
    Update Task Duration →By Daily Output Sum.
    This option calculates task duration as a sum of the task activities within the task according to the following formula:
    Task Duration = SUM(Task Activity Quantity / Daily Output)
  • Enhanced the import from MS Project to support MPP and XML files. The import is much more robust and supports all MS Project versions. The following imports are supported:
  • XML Files – Legacy Importer (The old importer used in case of compatibility issues)
  • XML Files (New, more robust import)
  • MPP Files (New, more robust import)
  • Default Task Activity is no longer created within the task when the tasks are connected to Cost Items (Cost Assignments).

Knowledge base

  • Now users have options for importing predefined templates for the QTO, CBS, Clash Detection, and Selection Sets from the Knowledge Base (Templates → Import from Knowledge Base).
  • Added custom/user-defined template import options for the QTO, CBS, Clash Detection, and Selection Sets from another location (Templates → Import Custom Template).
  • Added template export options for QTO, CBS, Clash Detection, and Selection Sets to Knowledge Base (Templates → Import from Knowledge Base) or another location (Templates → Export Custom Template).

User Interface

  • The Methodology Editor, Zone Editor, and Schedule Progress Editor are now non-blocking / dockable forms.

Revit

  • The new Bexel Manager Revit Publisher adds the support for exporting Assemblies, Areas, Zones, and Spaces types of elements into BEXEL Manager. [LINK]

Other Features

Addins

  • Available a new version of the Property Checker add-in with an improved user interface. [LINK]

API

  • Added option for changing Duration on Task object through API. [LINK]
  • Added option for changing Type, Lag Type, and Lag on Task Relation object through API. [LINK]
  • Allowed access to the Project File Storage directory from the API. The contents of this directory will be copied with the project and can serve as permanent storage for the results of script execution or add-in. [LINK]
  • Added access to the Other Cost, Subcontractor Cost, Baseline Other Cost, and Baseline Subcontractor Cost inside the predefined task properties through API. [LINK]
  • Exposed the read functionality for the following fields within the Cost Assignment [LINK]:
  • Material Supplement Cost
  • Labor Supplement Cost
  • Equipment Supplement Cost
  • Other Cost
  • Subcontractor Cost
  • Added options for hiding, showing and isolating elements inside 3D Viewer through API. [LINK]
  • The Help group inside the Add-ins ribbon tab has been introduced to help users easily access API materials and new addins.

Clash

  • The Source ID and Globally Unique ID from elements will now also be exported while exporting clash jobs to Excel.

Cost

  • Added an option for exporting Non-BIM cost assignments within the Assigned Items window (Export → Export Assignments Without Elements).
  • The Subcontractor Cost is now included in the summary calculation of respective price columns in the Assigned Items window. Also, the Base Other Cost column has been removed.
  • It resolved a mismatch (shifted data) of automatically added data to columns during additions of resources in Cost Classification inside the Excel file.

IFC

  • It improved the user experience with elements that do not have a defined Family Name property (solved the issue of skipping while loading IFC models).

Schedule

  • Enhanced the Gantt export to PDF to support:
  • Customizing time scale while exporting Gantt to PDF (Days, Months, etc.)
  • Exporting task colors set in the Gantt chart
  • Exporting active Columns set in the Gantt chart
  • New option to export Gantt Columns to Excel (Export → Export to Excel (Gantt Columns…)
  • Introduced Other and Subcontractor Cost columns inside the Gantt chart and inside the Task Editor Cost tab
  • Task Link Rule editor enhancements:
  • Added Select by Level and Select Leaf Items options
  • Added a task filter inside the Link Rule Editor window
  • Enable configuration of Add / Overwrite mapping options and Include / Exclude / Intersect mapping type within Link Rules Editor window
  • Enabled configuration of the Column used for Cost Item mapping (Code or Name)
  • A label showing the name of the active schedule animation has been added within the Tasks mode toolbar within Schedule Animation

User Interface

  • Added option for Expand / Collapse Ribbon.
  • The improved user experience with setting None highlight mode inside the viewers. Selecting this option will cause the elements not to change color when moving the mouse over them.
  • Fixed some incorrect translations within the World Coordinates Tool window.
  • Fixed a bug in the Clash Detection window that sometimes caused an issue with not applying a highlight for selected rows within the clash jobs tree.
  • Corrected a truncated label to display aggregated data in the status bar within the Quantity Takeoff window. Additionally, now the warning icon has been set instead of displaying the entire warning text all the time.
  • General update of the translations for all languages.

Properties

  • Added properties Last Updated Date and Time, Last Updated with File, Source Update Number, and Source Status to help keep track of changes when updating sources.

Revit

  • Some specific numerical MEP properties applied to HVAC Spaces and Zones are now accurately exported and recognized in BEXEL Manager.
  • Fixed the issue from the last version of the BEXEL Manager Revit Publisher that caused boolean values from Revit exported files has been read as Yes/No instead of True/False. [LINK]
 
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