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The Result Summary View

The Result Summary view reports the counts of issues grouped by their severity and whether they are accepted or rejected. The summary is associated with the specific check that is highlighted in the Checking > Ruleset view (as below). Selecting a cell in the table isolates and colorizes those components in the view. Below the […]

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Space Groups and Areas in Revit

In a Building Information Model (BIM), it is common to model spaces defined as gross areas, apartment areas, departments, etc. that group other spaces. This is accomplished in Revit through area plans, and the IFC exporter in Revit provides area information in the “Other” property set. Below is a gross area space named Circulation that […]

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Space Group Containment – SOL/175

Solibri Model Checker (SMC) includes the rule template named Space Group Containment (Rule Template # SOL/175) that is able to check that specific space groups exist in your model and that those space groups contain the correct spaces and counts of those spaces. Since the list of required space groups and their required spaces varies […]

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Using the Space Validation rule to Ensure Model Accuracy

In Solibri Model Checker (SMC), there are many existing use cases around the idea of space checking.  To take advantage of the rules used for space checking requires correct modeling of spaces, and measuring of interferences or inaccuracies to ensure that results in SMC are correct.  Only when model spaces are detailed to the level […]

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Understanding the Power and Utility of Wildcard Characters in Classification Rules

In an earlier article, Creating Classifications in SMC, we briefly touched on using wildcards characters in classification rules. This article will provide more details on their use and provide tips to avoid misclassifications. There are two wildcard matching characters that can be used in classification rules: * and ? * – Matches 0 or more characters […]

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Introducing AutoRun – Solibri’s Solution for Automating Your Workflow

The Autorun capability from Solibri was developed to reduce man-hours needed for running checks and producing checking results for review in Solibri Model Checker (SMC).  Instead of having to manually load models and rules in SMC, a user now has the option to schedule a check to be executed automatically.  Autorun can then report the […]

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Using the Markup Tools: Stamping XYZ Coordinates in Solibri Model Checker

Solibri Model Checker (SMC) boasts some excellent tools in the 3D view.   One of the best is the stamping tool found within the Markup menu. This allows you to add ‘stamps’ of images, component details, or coordinates to the model.  For example, if you would like to include the location of an element so the […]

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Property Values Must Be from Agreed List – SOL/9

Solibri Model Checker (SMC) includes the rule template named Property Values Must Be from Agreed List (Rule Template # SOL/9) that is able to validate the values of specific properties of specific components based on your own project-based list. Since the list of agreed property values varies from project to project, you must configure the […]

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Correcting Widely Scattered Models

When bringing models into SMC, you may find some components being displayed outside the normal 3-D View. These components can be the result of accidental placement of components outside the building, or simply legacy objects that are left behind from previous model versions. In SMC, these components cause issues with navigation because they generate such […]

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Easy and Effective Updating of the Federated Model in SMC

An important step in the Solibri Model Checker (SMC) coordination workflow is keeping the federated model up to date with the latest BIM files.  If a model contains multiple files, they can be easily updated as new versions of the files are created.  In SMC, this is done through the File Tree.  You can right […]

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