Setup Lists in BIMcollab Zoom

Setup Lists in BIMcollab Zoom

Lists are used to extract information from IFC models and to share these results within a project. 
BIMcollab ZOOM users with a license and ZOOM editing rights can create and edit lists.
Do you prefer more hands-on learning? Go to our BIMcollab Academy and enroll in the BIMcollab ZOOM Model data extraction course

Creating a new List

  1. Start BIMcollab ZOOM with an active license
  2. Select the Lists panel
  3. Expand 'Local' or 'Shared' and select an list set in which you want to create the new List.
    If necessary, you can create a new list set by clicking the [+] button. It will be automatically selected once created
    All lists must be added to a list set
  4. Click the [+] button again to create a new list inside the selected list set

    When you want to create a list in 'Shared', make sure you are connected to the correct space and project
    You can share Lists with your team, you can do so by dragging and dropping Lists from 'Local' to 'Shared', or by immediately creating the List in 'Shared'. To do this you have to be connected to a project where you have ZOOM editing rights. 

    When creating a new list you can edit the following fields:
    1. Name
      Give your list a clear and unique name. 
    2. List Type
      Choose the type of list you want to create. For more information on the different list types, consult the article The different types of Lists.
      The different types are:  
      1. Property table
      2. Pivot grid
      3. Dashboard data (shared only)
    3. Source set
      Define a set of components which will be used as your source set by filtering them out by defining rules. The filter works similarly to that of the Smart Views.
      Each rule exists of: 
      1. An Element type you want to add to the set (e.g. walls, doors, columns)
      2. A Property, Operator and Value to be used to filter out elements with a specific property value
      3. An action which defines whether the elements found should be added or removed from the set, and if they should get an override
        Test the set by clicking on the play button  to show the selected set. 
    4. Properties
      Select which properties are to be used in the list.
    5. Description
      Provide the list with a clear description so its purpose is easily identifiable. 


  5. Click on 'Save' 
  6. Once the List has been created, you can show the results in the list results panel at the bottom of the screen
  1. Double-click or use the Run button  to execute a selected List (group)
  2. Right-click on a list to run on components in My view 

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