A group is defined so a type entity can be assigned to it. This defines area to create a rule based on the type. Groups are based on a certain type. A group will contain 1 or multiples expressions, all based on the type that has been chosen on group level.
|Add Group||Add a group if you need to create a new set of rules, based on a certain type. First click on add group, select a type.|
|Add Rule||Add an expression or beam type rule after you created or selected a group.|
|Delete||Delete a complete group or a rule.|
|Name||Name of group.|
|Move to||Gives you the list of possible groups where you can move this rule to.|
|Move up – down||Moving up or down a formula, influences the process all functionality.|
|Debug||Visualize the rulesetpreview functionality.|
There are various types available in BomLink.
|None||Create rules based on entire model and not to any one particular entity.|
|Beam||Create rules based on beams.|
|ElementLog||Create rules based on Log elements.|
|ElementRoof||Create rules based on stickframe roof elements.|
|ElementRoofSip||Create rules based on sip roof elements.|
|ElementWallSip||Create rules based on sip wall elements.|
|ElementWallStickFrame||Create rules based on wall stickframe elements.|
|ERoofPlane||Create rules based on roof planes.|
|Hardware||Create rules based on hardware components.|
|OpeningRoof||Create rules based on stickframe floor and roof.|
|Openings||Create rules based on openings unrelated to elements.|
|OpeningStickFrame||Create rules based on opening in stickframe walls, whilst still giving you access to stickframe parameters.|
|Sheet||Create rules based on sheets.|
|Sip||Create rules based on sip/clt panels.|
|TslInstance||Create rules based on TSL parameters.|
|Wall Connections||Create rules based on wall junctions.|
Once a group is defined with a type, a rule is created based on that type to get an output.
The rules can be:
|Beamtype Rule||Only possible in the type Beam. The Beam Rule matches standard beam sections and lengths and makes it possible to switch the Length / Width of a beam.|
|Expression Rule||Based on the type parameters selected.|
Create the highest level filtering on the data of the type selected. This will also enhance the performance output within BomLink. An example of this below is using the type ElementWallStickframe with a filter on walltypes to use only walls with ‘External’ set in the Alias manager. The advantage of this filter is that all other data is now discarded so that the expression rule will now only analyse a finite amount of data, thus a faster performance.
In the filter expression also comments can be used when there are multiple filtering rules. Using // for a complete comment rule, or /* comment */ for commenting words in a filtering rule.
This will process every rule in the type, on the complete data available in hsbcad Modelx.
By default BomLink processes each expression/beam rule by order, starting with the first rule, analysing the data and if true removing the data from the selection analysis and made ready to be outputted. The next rule is then processed, on the data that is remaining.
Switching on ‘Process all’ will process the first rule on all the data in hsbcad Modelx, making ready the data to be outputted, then it wil process the next rule, again based on all the data in hsbcad Modelx at the beginning.