Solibri includes pre-defined ITO definitions, but you can also create new ones based on your individual requirements. These can be saved externally and reused in other projects. You can also create one or several different Excel reporting templates for each ITO definition to create the reports formatted the way you require.
To create a new ITO definition:
In the Information Takeoff view, click .
The Information Takeoff Definition dialog opens:
Give the ITO definition a short descriptive name.
Add a detailed description and function. Click Edit to open the text editor.
Select the way components are listed in the ITO table:
Enable grouping: One row can refer to several components grouped by the similar property values in the component.
One component per row: One row refers to one component.
Components: Filter the components to be analysed. You can include, exclude or ignore components. To select a component, click :
A dialog opens. Select the discipline which is relevant to the ITO definition. To see the full list of components related to a discipline, click the small arrow. Select the component type and click OK:
To add a row to the new filter, click .
Tasks: If you wish, you can list task that need to be completed to ensure reliable results. You can add generic tasks, user input tasks and rule tasks. To add a new task, click +. A dialog opens:
If you want to add a verification task for a classification, first accept the ITO definition, add the field and then go back to the settings and add a task. You will get the option to verify the classification added as a column.
Click OK. The new ITO definition is opened in the Information Takeoff view. The ITO table is blank, because the data has not been extracted from the model yet.
By default, a new ITO definition has the following columns:
Component (IFC component type, such as wall or door)
Type (construction type)
Count (number of components the row represents)
Color (based on Type column)
You can change the order of the columns, as well as add and remove columns. To edit the columns, right click a column header in the ITO table:
You can also drag and drop columns to change their order. Although each column can be sorted A to Z or Z to A, the priority is driven from the first to the last column in the sheet, from the left to the right of the table.
To populate the table with data, click Takeoff All.