Solibri Spotlight - Issue 4

One of the Keys to SMC - Roles

There are three (3) key concepts, or elements that serve as the foundation of the Solibri Model Checker (SMC). They are Roles, Rules and Classification. In this issue we will take a closer look at Roles and how they are supported by Rulesets. This will help you understand how SMC is designed to support the workflow of a wide range of possible users and BIM Use Cases. We will save the discussion on specific Rules and Classification for future issues. One benefit that really sets SMC apart from any other application is the ability to establish a workflow to support many possible BIM-related functions. Whether your day is focused on designing or reviewing, with a focus on Code Compliance, Coordination, BIM Validation, Estimating, Site Safety or other requirements of a BIM Execution Plan, SMC can be tailored to support you. We do this by making it possible for you to either select your role from a supplied listing, or create a custom role. If you have chosen from the list we provide, you will also find we have identified some of the rulesets that are related to that role. Of course, you can add or subtract from these, but they essentially become part of your role, or profile. This will save you considerable time and provide an environment that is consistent. This combination of Roles and Rulesets is provided because we recognize that different uses require different resources and capabilities. This is an example of how SMC delivers extremely high value, by flexing to support you, even when your requirements may be changing. Enjoy this issue and please follow the links to access supporting information that is provided.

SMC and BIM Use Cases

As we continue our focus on macro level Use Cases, just remember there's no need to buy a different technology each time a new requirement is identified. Just check the Solibri Solution Center (SSC) or use the ruleset templates included in SMC. We are here If you need any help. We know the information in the models is 'consistently inconsistent'. This means verifying and validating the data is critical. 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 - Roles - As mentioned above, not everyone is trying to accomplish the same tasks when they are working with a model. Roles allow the end-user to identify a primary function, then associate specific rulesets that will be used to support the actions required. The result is flexibility in creating YOUR environment, along with establishing a level of consistency that has never existed, or been possible, before. Please follow this link for a more detailed explanation: (https://solibri.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/roles-in-solibri-model-checker/) Coordination - Issue Management - Reporting - While there is no doubt that identifying issues is very important, of equal importance is the ability to manage these issues as part of a workflow that includes clear articulation to all project stakeholders. This is an area of significant strength within SMC. One method is through a Coordination Report, which uses industry standard tools (Microsoft Excel) as a template, allowing the user to either select from the templates that SMC provides, or create custom templates. Please follow this link for a much more detailed explanation: (https://solibri.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/coordination-report-template/)  

Tips & Tricks - How to Optimize SMC

This section is where we are sharing some quick and easy features that can save you time and deliver tangible benefits. We have numbered them so you can save them for future reference. Quick Tip #9: Model QA/QC (Layouts): There are tools within SMC that you may not be using. You can easily access Online Help and Tutorials within SMC, with the click of a button. Each out-of-the-box layout (File, Model, Checking, Communication and Information Takeoff) has an online video tutorial. To view the tutorial, click the Tutorial Video of Selected Layout button in the top right corner of the application. The tutorial for whatever layout you currently have open will load in your browser. SS 4 tutorial-of-selected-layout-button Please follow this link for a more detailed explanation: (https://solibri.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/solibri-model-checker-help-and-tutorials/) Quick Tip #10: BIM Validation (Ruleset Manager): If you need help while working on a ruleset in SMC, you can quickly access the Rule Help by clicking the link in the Info View after selecting the rule in the Checking View. If you are in the Ruleset Manager, you can access the Rule Help by clicking the encircled question mark icon in the Ruleset Folder, Libraries or Workspace Views. rule-help-icon1   Please follow this link for a more detailed explanation. (https://solibri.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/solibri-model-checker-help-and-tutorials/)