Object Manager

This article helps you understand the object manager in model viewer.

Updated over a week ago

Object Manager allows you to interact with the objects within the model. The object manager pane is displayed when you go to 'Object Manager' option available under 'More Options' while viewing a model.

Object manager contains 'Search', 'Query Builder' and 'List Builder'. Click on maximize icon to maximize the popup and get access to all object manager functionalities.

Click on the below links to access their detailed help:


1. Search field allows you to search for objects within the model by selecting from the below mentioned search criteria.

1a Object Type - To specify the IFC class of the object to be searched.

1b Object Name/Word - To specify the name of the object to be searched. You can specify object type name or enumeration of the object as well. (by using IFCTypeObject of mentioned object).

1c Search Algorithm - This option includes dropdown with three different options:

Default - Default search algorithm will be performed.

Workset - Workset level search algorithm will be performed.

COBie Rulesets - COBie rulesets algorithm will be performed.

Object Revision - To select object revision which can be 'Latest', 'Superseded' and 'All'. Object manager performs search based on selected object revisions.

2. After selecting the search criteria and clicking on search button, it displays list of all objects matching the specified criteria.

3. Search result contains all the object revisions as we have searched with all object revisions.

4. Select the object in the search result and click on the icon for more options available at the top right. It allows you to add object in to list builder and view object details.

4a Add to List Builder - To add selected object in to list builder. Click here for detailed help on list builder.

4b View Object Detail - To view object properties. Click here for detailed help on object details.

Query Builder

1. Query builder allows you to search for objects by using the advanced query builder which enables you to search based on the object type, object name and the object properties.

2. Click on 'Build a Query' button to create an advanced query.

2a Object Type - Object type dropdown shows the entire root structure of IFC objects.

2b Name Contains - To fill any word of the IfcObject.Name or IFCObjectType.Name which help you to reduce search criteria.

2c Properties - This dropdown contains all the properties of selected object type.

2d Condition - Conditions field includes the different search conditions like 'Equal', 'Contains', 'Begins with', and 'Ends with' which is related to calculate the value of the selected property.

2e Value - To specify the selected property value in this column as per applied condition in fourth column.

2f Add - Clicking on 'Add' button, it generates a new query builder row which enables you to specify one or more query. After adding one more search row, a new dropdown will be added to the first row last column as search condition 'AND' & 'OR' between each query row.

2g Cross icon - To remove a row if not required.

3. Click on search icon to display the objects as per the query specified.

List Builder

1. List builder allows you to build virtual grouping of objects and perform batch process on them.

2. Asite Navigator allows you to add objects to the list builder by selecting the right click option called 'Add to List Builder' for an object in the visualization as well as in object tree.

3. Once you add the objects to list builder, it shows all objects in to the recently added list by default.

4. Click on + icon to add a new list. A new list will be added below the 'Recently Added' list in the 'My Lists' section. While creating a new list, it is mandatory for you to provide name of the list.

5. Select multiple objects (by Ctrl + Click), right click on object and select the list to which the objects are to be added.

6. Object manager allows you to perform right click options on objects added to object list.

6a Highlight - Highlight option highlights the selected objects in the visualization.

6b Zoom To - Zoom to option to zoom to the object in the visualization.

6c View Object Details - View object details option selects the object details tab of the object manager pane automatically and display the details of the object.

6d Copy to List - Copy to List option allows you to add the selected objects to other lists that the user has access to.

6e Remove from List - Remove from list option allows you to remove the selected objects from the list.

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