Learn how to group items under a new resource for usage in a task assignment.
- [Instructor] We can group our resources outside of the original authoring software. To accomplish that, let's go to the front elevation of our structure by selecting on Front on the View Cube. Now, what I'd like to do is select all these objects up at the top of our building up on the ninth floor. To accomplish that task, I'll move my cursor up to this location. Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard. Hold down my left mouse button. Then window around just those objects up on the ninth floor.
When I let go of my mouse button all the objects on the top there on the ninth floor will now be selected. In order to add those to a resource, what we need to do is right click and then go to our Resources Wizard. In the Resources Wizard, we need to assign all of these objects to a new resource. Basically, we're removing them from their original resource that they were assigned to and assigning them to a completely new resource.
Click on Next. For the name, this is the ninth floor. So I'll just name this resource Ninth. And it is a Material Resource. Because these are all materials that are being constructed. Click Next. We'll leave it at assigned to this resource Don't build tree. Click Next. Now this is a list of all those structural members that we selected. What we want to do is to put a check mark next to Unassign.
This will unassign them from their original resource to allow them to be placed into the new resource. We'll click on Finish. Now to see those resources that we just created we now need to open up our Resources window. Which can either be found in the tab underneath the Navigator. Or, if you don't see that tab, go to Windows, and then select on Resources. Here in the Resources tab, if we scroll all the way up toward the top we'll now see that we have a material resource called Ninth.
And if we click on that Ninth resource, all the objects up on the ninth floor have now been selected. Now what I'd like to do is assign this resource to a task. If we scroll down we can find the ninth floor. Click on Ninth Floor. Right click here in the 3D window. And now select Assign to selected task. Now, all those objects up on the ninth floor, have now been assigned to the Ninth Floor Task.
Brian Myers focuses on the major features of Synchro for project management, animation, and presentation. Learn how to import scheduling and model data, schedule tasks and visualize them with Gantt charts, track progress, and even create animations based on tasks. Brian also shows how to export your work to paper, PDF, and image and video files. Start watching to find out how Synchro unifies the process of BIM and scheduling for more insight and control at every stage of construction.
- Understanding the Synchro interface and navigation
- Importing 3D models and schedules
- Creating tasks
- Scheduling with Gantt charts
- Model-based scheduling
- Reviewing baseline vs. actual progress
- Creating 3D objects
- Modifying and synchronizing 3D objects
- Subdividing objects
- Exporting presentations
- Printing and exporting 3D PDF, FBX, AVI, and image files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
4. Selecting, Viewing, and Grouping Resources
6. Objects and Animations
7. Subdividing Objects
8. Exporting Information
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