Searching your model

Choose a template

The BIMSearch team has created pre-defined search templates in accordance with popular searches. To use them, click the “Load search template” button and select the template you want:

View results

After selecting the desired template, BIMSearch will automatically create a report based on the data in the model. The report appears in the bottom half of the browser.

Customize search settings

Our search templates include specific search definitions.  These searches can be adjusted by editing the “Category”, “Table parameters”, and “Organize by” settings. In this way, users can edit their search and control what will appear in the report.


Use this to select which Revit Category you want the table to present (for more information see Select Revit Category). When you select categories, a pop-up with the most common categories will appear. You can search all categories or click to see them all displayed. 

Table parameters

Select the parameters for the table. This search setting enables you to choose which information you want to see in the report. 


Please note that without selecting a category, you cannot select table parameters. This is because there will be no information for the table to show.

Organize by...

Once you have selected your category and table parameters, you can further edit your search by selecting the groups with which to organize your results. In the example below, “description” and “structural material” were selected, and once the report is created they are visible in the first column of the report, in the order in which they were selected