Solibri Spotlight - Issue 14

World's Best Model Checking Technology is Now Coming from a Nemetschek Company!

A lot has transpired since our last newsletter. The biggest development is that Solibri is now a company within the Nemetschek Group. This is exciting news as Nemetschek is clearly a leader in the BIM global market, with significant offerings across a broad range of disciplines. Solibri, as a horizontal technology, brings the BEST model checking technology in the world into this strong portfolio. We are already growing steadily, now we expect to experience exponential growth as BIM and the Quality of BIM become critical considerations.

Services to support the validation of  BIM Requirements

As more public and private owners, agencies and AEC firms gain familiarity with BIM, there is growing demand for accountability and consistency in what is being delivered. BIM is becoming more mainstream, yet there is a serious need for guidelines and standards in order to achieve consistent quality levels. Solibri LLC is here to help. If you are a consultant trying to develop BIM standards for your client, we would love to work with you. We could be a resource to develop the rulesets that SMC uses to verify compliance and validate designs. And, we could assist in your efforts to create the actual requirements, if needed. Most importantly, as a Solibri user, we would like you to feel extremely confident in the technology you own. Solibri Model Checker is simply the BEST TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD, when it comes to verifying and validating models. Our relationship with you does not end with a transaction That's when it begins. You have made a sound investment and we are committed to helping you realize a great ROI. Our goal is to be your resource to call upon whenever you need help. We have some great articles for you to review. Please feel free to provide your feedback. Thank you very much for your continued business! We don't take it for granted and we appreciate each Solibri customer.

SMC and BIM Use Cases

What good is data if you don't know its accuracy, completeness, or compliance with an established requirement? If you are modeling to support any of the requirements below, SMC should be part of your workflow.
  • COBie
  • LOD
  • Model QA/QC
  • Code Compliance (AutoCodes)
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Owner Space Audits
  • Coordination
  • BIM Guidelines & Requirements
  • Risk Mitigation
  • BIM Validation
  • GSA  - Spatial Validation
  • Information Takeoff - Estimating
Model QA/QC - Door Operations in SMC using Revit - We wanted to share some of the information flow between Revit and SMC. Door swing is one of those operations that are important to include and SMC clearly identifies if this information has been included during the model design process. In future newsletters we will look at how this is accomplished with different BIM authoring applications. Please follow this link to read how this feature is executed. Revit check door opening direction ITO - ITO Report Templates -  We would like to show you how to establish a workflow between ITO and Excel, allowing you to create your own report templates directly from the ITO view.   Please follow this link to read the short article about this workflow. A few minutes of reading could save you many hours in practice.

Tips & Tricks - How to Optimize SMC

TT-1 - Printable Ruleset Descriptions via Result Summary Reports - Have you wished for an easy way to view ruleset descriptions, to help explain what the checks are verifying within the models? Did you know that the Result Summary View can be used to address this? Please follow the link below to an article that will focus on this feature and how you can use it to support your workflow. TT-2 - Optimizing Performance in Solibri Model Checker - If you have experienced performance issues in SMC, such as poor graphic rendering or dropout while navigating the model, we may have a solution. Please follow the link below to an article that addresses some of the potential solutions to performance-related behavior.