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Color Gradients of Components through Classification

Classification in Solibri Model Checker (SMC) allows you to colorize components based on their classification names.  In the previous article, Creating Classifications in SMC, we provided you a detailed guide to create your own classification that included a small section on colorization of classifications.  In the article Using Advanced Classification in ITO, we further developed a workflow […]

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Creating an SMC Template

The following article provides some simple steps to create an SMC template.  This allows you to save only the model resources (classifications, rules, ITO definitions) along with a basic origin designator as a model.  This can be used as an alternative to creating a role, or anytime you would like to duplicate current conditions of […]

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Working with AutoCAD and SMC

Solibri Model Checker (SMC) supports the DWG format from AutoCAD; however, it is always suggested to export to the IFC file format for the best results in SMC. There is no way to install object enablers over SMC, so if your AutoCAD-based application creates custom AEC objects, they have to be converted to solids in the […]

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Missing Components When Exporting Elements Only Visible in View Within Revit

The IFC Exporter in Revit allows you to export only elements that are currently visible in the view.  You can use this option to isolate only the elements you wish to export rather than the entire project. However, some elements, even though visible in the view, may fail to export in the IFC if the Detail […]

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Missing Revit Properties

Occasionally, users find that their Revit properties (Identity Data, Constraints, Other, etc) are missing in their exported IFCs when opened in SMC.   The reason most often is that the IFC2X3 Coordination View 2.0 export setup was used in the IFC Export. By default, the IFC2x3 Coordination View 2.0 setup does not export internal Revit property […]

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Using the Component Distance Rule to Verify Compliance with Design Requirements

A common problem in BIM Design is misplaced objects of all kinds that are frequently left in the model at incorrect locations. A typical example of this would be light fixtures that are not correctly attached to a ceiling or are floating in space at heights that are not aligned with the design specifications, or […]

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Transferring your License to Another Machine

Solibri Model Checker makes it easy to transfer a license between your computers.  All that is required is to provide your Solibri Solution Center (SSC) username and password on the other machine when you start SMC. The SSC will register that new machine and unregister the old one. However, you are only able to register/run […]

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Model Structure – SOL/176

Solibri Model Checker (SMC) has an extremely powerful QA/QC checking rule template named Model Structure (SOL/176).  This rule template is unique, as the parameters consist of simple check boxes for specific checks against the model.  This makes it one of the easier templates to setup; however, to get the best use of the template, it […]

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Silent Installation and Other Administrator Documentation

System Administrators are able to silently install Solibri Model Checker (SMC) and Solibri Model Viewer (SMV) remotely to the machines of users by running the installer in unattended mode.  This can be done by passing the -q command line argument to the installer. This information is found in the “Documentation for SMC System Administrators.pdf” document […]

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Creating Presentations on-the-Fly in SMC

The core functionality of Solibri Model Checker (SMC) is to run rules-based checks on your Building Information Model (BIM), review the results of those checks, and generate issue slides of those results to create a presentation/report of issues.   The presentation and report can be generated automatically by selecting the “From Checking Results” option in […]

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