Managing BIM Files

How to manage the settings related to BIM Source Files in DS Command

Inside DS Command, you can manage all the settings related to particular Files, such as:

  • Allocating them to a Team

  • Relating them to a Building in the Project

  • Archiving that particular file

File Management Principles:

In Deep Space, it is important to be aware that a given Source File Name must be unique in your entire workspace.


File Settings



Is Room Defining

Set whether a model has Room objects that should be used in Deep Space Spatial Detection

Is Federated Model

Defines if this model is the primary federated file

Is Control Model

Defines if this model is the reference for Grids, Levels and other items in Deep Space Model Audit

See Revit Control File article here.

Is Zone Model

Defines if the Rooms in this model should be used as an additional Spatial category

File Attributes

Choose an Attribute set for the file here. This will populate the File Metdata input table as part of the Deep Space Asset solution, and you will be able to manually enter metadata here.


Archiving Files

Archived or Inactive Files will generally be hidden from all App dashboards by default.


To Archive a file, you should un-tick the "Active" field in the BIM Files management page:

DS Command >

BIM Files >

Active column

Deleting Files

If you have permissions, you can delete BIM Files. Note that this is a dangerous activity, as you will orphan any extracted data from that model. It would generally be advisable to use the 'Active' flag to Archive a file.

However, if you are certain that you want to delete the file and you understand the risks:

DS Command >

BIM Files >

Tick the file >

Click Delete