Solibri Spotlight Issue 2017-02

Get to Know the Resources at your Fingertips in the Solibri Solution Center

Sometimes you just have to take a breath!. We are all so busy trying to get our work done that we fail to recognize our opportunities to innovate and really impact ROI. Writing the PO and completing the transaction are important steps and need to be taken. This is usually driven by the requirement to have the technology. But, how often do we actually pause, and take a look at what is really possible to achieve with the tool we just purchased? This is not a mandate, but a very strong suggestion that you take a serious look at HOW the Solibri Model Checker can be applied within your organization. There are literally hundreds of different checks that you can run to verify and validate your models. There are also quite a few other resources at your disposal that you have probably never seen. Take a minute and see what's in the Solibri Solution Center. You may find something very useful and you may find content that will deliver a direct benefit to your own BIM effort! This newsletter is going to address some of 'what's behind the Solibri curtain' and hopefully serve to INVITE YOU to take a deeper look at how you can OPTIMIZE this relationship, by accessing some of our resources.   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/O&M/Facility Management
  • LOD
  • Model QA/QC
  • Code Compliance (AutoCodes)
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Owner Space Audits
  • Automation
  • Coordination
  • BIM Guidelines & Requirements
  • As-built verification and validation
  • Risk Mitigation
  • BIM Validation and Verification
  • Model Comparison
  • GSA - Spatial Validation
  • Information Takeoff - Estimating
  Model QA/QC - Getting Comfortable with the SSC - The Solibri Solution Center (SSC) is an ever-evolving repository for valuable BIM information. This information could be purpose-built extensions (or collections of rulesets) for a particular use (COBie compliance or ADA Code Compliance) or a specific customer (US Government Agencies or organizations), or even localized BIM requirements (Finnish COBIM or Swedish Area Calculations). You may also find 3rd party applications that work with Solibri Model Checker to streamline the BIM workflow. This is also where your license management and usage statistics reside, so it is a good resource to understand. Please follow this link to learn more about navigating and exploring the Solibri Solution Center. https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/getting-comfortable-with-the-solibri-solution-center   BIM Guidelines & Requirements - Create Your Own Company Extensions - You now have the ability to create, save, export and open company-specific extensions. Using the SSC, you can also store and manage your own Extensions so others within your organization, whether at the same location or at other offices all have access, on demand. Please follow this link to better understand how you can create your own company extensions and how they can be made available to your entire team via the SSC: https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/extension-manager-creating-and-managing-your-own-company-extensions/   Tips & Tricks - Optimizing SMC Using the Automatic Visualization Feature - This article focuses on how you can achieve the best visualization options by using the Automatic Visualization feature. This simple utility makes issue viewing extremely flexible and makes it possible for you to easily filter the elements that are displayed. Please follow the link below to understand how to use the Automatic Visualization feature: https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/automatic-visualization/ The Info Pop-up of the 3D View -  This is a brief item to introduce the window that appears when you hover the cursor over a model component. The information that displays is determined by you. You can also set the display duration and the amount of information you want shown. This means you have the flexibility to reflect different information in different models, as well. Please follow the link below to better understand your options with this feature: https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/info-pop-up-of-the-3d-view/