This article explains how an Archilogic model is structured.
An Archilogic model is a spatial 3D data model of the physical space.
Archilogic’s spatial data conforms to the following structure:
- A floor contains one or many spaces
- A space can have none or many assets
This structure ensures that data is organized and addressable for efficient analysis.
Elements of a Model
Each model is a reflection of a single floor in a building.
- A floor can be either partial or whole.
- Floor attributes include:
- Floor Number
- Physical Address
- Space category, there can be multiple categories associated with a floor (i.e. a single floor with both Parking and Office on the same level)
- A space is bound by walls and/or space dividers placed on a floor
- Space area excludes the area of structural elements (column, walls) and it is measured from the interior face of its boundaries.
- Space is assigned a space usage attribute which is grouped by the space program. Learn more in Space Taxonomy.
- Custom space attributes include:
- Custom ID
- Custom name
- Custom usage, Learn more
- A space can have none or many assets.
- Each asset placed in a space is cloned from our Product Library
- Asset attributes include:
- productID, which references the original product attributes. Learn more in Product Taxonomy.
- assetID, a unique identifier for each asset
The following parametric elements are available. Learn more.
- Wall - a structural element used to divide or enclose, and, in building construction, to form the periphery of a room or a building.
- Space Divider - a divider can be used to split up a space or a room into smaller, separate areas without them being separated by a wall.
- Door - an opening placed in a wall that provides a connection from one space to another.
- Window - an opening in the wall fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out.
- Stairs - a set of steps leading from one floor to another, typically inside the building.
- Column - a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below.
- Kitchen - a combination of cabinets and appliances used for preparing and storing food.
- Railing - a fence or barrier made of rails.
- Closet - Cabinets with a door used for storage.
- Curtain - a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up.
- Polybox - a geometric shape extrusions use for decorative purposes.
What floor plans do you accept?
- Floor plans come in a lot of different forms. Some of them only consist of single lines; some contain technical information, while others are hand-drawn. Learn more about our floor plan recommendation in Floor Plan Best Practice.
How accurate is your conversion?
We take pride and hold a high standard with our model conversion services. Given the nature of floor plans come in various qualities, we aim to provide:
- +/- 5% for models converted from rasterized images of a floor plan without dimensions.
- +/- 1% for models converted from rasterized images of a floor plan with dimensions.
Learn more about how we calculate area in Area Calculation.
Do you support ramps?
- We currently don’t support ramps in the model. However, this is on our roadmap.
Do you expose structural objects (walls, doors, windows, etc.) in the Space API?
- We do not expose structural objects in Space API at the moment. However, this is on our roadmap.
How does Archilogic assign a space usage category?
- We follow the furniture layout on the submitted floor plan. If the space is missing furniture layout or it doesn't match our space usage definitions, then the space defaults to a space usage "Undefined".