In the latest version 9.8 of Solibri Model Checker (SMC), you can now save and open filters for component filter parameter tables in the rule parameters view and in classification settings. This is a great time saver when creating your own rules as you no longer need to re-enter the same commonly used information.
For example, in the Ruleset named “MEP models and Structural model” that comes with SMC, there is a rule that checks for intersections between Building Service components and Beams and Columns:
You can see that there are many entries in the Component tables:
If you wanted to create another rule from scratch that checks a required minimum distance between Building Services and Beams and Columns, you can click the Save Filter button to save the contents of the component filter parameter tables.
Then in the component distance rule click the Open Filter button to load those same tables into your new rule that checks for minimum distance:
A useful filter that is commonly used in rules and classifications is to only include rooms from an architectural model, and exclude space groups such as gross areas:
Another is to filter components, but to exclude spaces and openings: