What Are Property Sets For?

Use the Property Set Libraries feature to define customized property sets that you can use to link data to BIM content. Property Set Libraries can be created on the Account level (and pushed to projects) or on the project level.

Account Level Libraries vs. Project Level Libraries

Account Level Libraries

The master libraries feature enables Account Admins to create template property set libraries and apply them to multiple projects.

A master library is similar to a normal property set library. The main difference is that it’s created by the Account Admin in the account context. After the Account Admin applies the master library template to a project, then the Project Admins can edit the library contents and set access control permissions in the project context. In this article, you will find descriptions of the property set master libraries features.

Accessing Your Account’s Property Set Master Libraries

The property set master libraries are accessible by Account Admins from the Account Administration dashboard of the Connect for Browser application.

Learn more about Trimble Connect’s Account Admin Dashboard & Property Set Master Libraries

Project Level Property Set Libraries

Property set libraries are project specific. You can create and manage the project’s libraries through the Project Property Set Library Manager. Note that only Project Admins can create and manage property set libraries. This feature is disabled for project users. As a Project Admin, you will also be able to edit and manage any libraries created by other Project Admins.

Understanding Property Sets and Properties

Property Sets

Create property sets to group individual properties or data fields, that can later be applied to BIM data. Permissions can be applied to Property Sets inside a project.

Property Types

Each property type has a set of options that will allow you to customize the way you want the data to be input.

Below are the available property types.

Date - A numeric field to store the month, day and year

Dropdown choice - Enter multiple options which can be separated with carriage return ⤶

Note: Each option must be unique. Duplicate values will be automatically removed.

Number - Define whether the input should be a whole number or decimal.

Measurements - Area, Angle, Length, Mass and Volume are the available measurement types you can choose from.

The unit system and unit of measure are defined by the project settings.

Text - A descriptive text field which supports alphanumeric entries with up to 255 characters.

True/False (Boolean) - A boolean property type can have a TRUE or FALSE value. Examples: IsExternal, IsCombustible.

True/False (Logical) - A logical property type can have a TRUE, FALSE or UNKNOWN value.

URL - The url field allows you or a project member to attach a link to another web page.

The url must be entered in the following format:

Multi-entry inputs

Multi-entry (or List Value) defines a property that has several (numeric or descriptive) values assigned, these values are given by an order list. The order in which values appear is significant. Each value in the list is unique. i.e. no duplicate values are allowed.

A few property types do not support multiple values: Date, Dropdown choice and URL.