Setting detection parameters

Before initiating the detection process, it is necessary to define several parameters in the pop-up. These parameters confirm which elements are to be detected and what default values should be applied to reconstruct the elements.

Parameters need to be set for walls, windows, doors, and slabs in successive sections of the window:

Walls: Walls are mandatory for detection. Their height is defined either by the upper constraint of the level, which can be selected from the dropdown list, or by setting the default height value. The lower constraint is the current level for all walls. Each wall is associated with a family and a generic type whose name depends on the type (Interior/Exterior) and thickness.

Windows: You can choose not to detect windows by unchecking the box in the first row. It is also necessary to choose the default type for representing windows. Types are created based on the selected one depending on the length of the opening. Default values for sill height and opening height are applied to all detected windows. Therefore, it is recommended to initialize these values by selecting the ones most frequently found in the plan.

Doors: You can choose not to detect doors by unchecking the box. Then, choose the default type for representation, as well as the default height under the lintel.

Slabs: You can choose not to detect slabs by unchecking the box. Simply choose the type used to define the representation and the default thickness of the slab.

Rooms: You can choose not to detect spaces (rooms) by unchecking the box. There is no parameter for this detection since rooms will be creating following the shape of walls.

Afterward, once the elements are created in the project, it is possible to change the family for one or more elements through the display of classic properties.

In case no family/type is available in the project, elements cannot be detected, so it is not possible to modify the parameters. In this case, it is recommended to cancel the detection, then import a family into the project in the missing category.

Once the parameters are finalized, initiate the detection process by clicking on the Launch button.

Setting parameters