Solibri Releases Automated Code Checking for Accessibility
HELSINKI, Finland, November 14, 2007 — Solibri, Inc. today announced a new version 4.2 of Solibri Model Checker ™ (SMC), the market leading software for automated design review and analysis of Building Information Models (BIM).
Solibri Model Checker™ version 4.2 introduces the next step on Building Information Modeling analysis. The checking and analysis features of Solibri Model Checker will ensure that you have sufficient and flawless information available for Automated Building Code Checking. This new version has also built in rules for egress analysis and now, for the first time as a standard feature in commercial software, accessibility rules following both North-American and European standards.
Accessibility rules have been developed in co-operation with Statsbygg the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property and Skanska Finland one of the largest construction companies in Finland.
Solibri Model Checker has parameterized rules for checking various accessibility issues including wheel chair turning circle, and stair, ramp, and door dimensions and clearances. Currently the following Rule Sets are available:
- International ISO/CD 21542
- International Code Council ICC/ANSI A117.1.
The parameters and classification settings are adjustable by the user and rules can be modified to work according to other building codes.
Solibri Model Checker Version 4.2 provides the following major features:
- Windows Vista Support for both 32bit and 64bit platforms
- Network license management is rebuilt.
- Macintosh on Intel Platform
- New External Wall Rule
- New Gross/Net Area Rule
- Configurable 3D Background Color Scheme
- Measurement tool
- Door footprints (showing opening direction) added to Automated Issue Navigator
- Accessibility rules: ICC/ANSI and ISO rule sets
- Improved usability with notification messages
- Rule Set Manager updates
Solibri, Inc. was founded in 1999 to develop and market solutions that improve the quality of Building Information Models (BIM) and make the entire design process more productive. Solibri is well recognized as the pioneer in providing out of the box software that automates design review, code checking, and analysis of BIM files. Our customer base contains a fast growing number of building owners and users, construction companies, architects and engineering firms worldwide.