Spotlight On Solibri - Issue 2017-01

True Spatial Analysis with Solibri Model Checker! Welcome to 2017!  It feels as though the industry has hit the ground running this year. Projects are moving forward, there is an air of optimism and it feels as though Owners, Design firms, and General Contractors are all increasing activity levels. This feels good, especially after the past several years.   Spatial Analysis As our users dive a bit deeper into SMC, there is increased interest in a better understanding of how spaces are handled. Some of the rulesets that are specifically focused on different space types are getting a lot of attention, and aligning the information in the model authoring software with the checks in SMC is a necessary consideration. In this issue, we have written two (2) use case articles, as well as one Tip & Trick item that are all focused on working with spaces. Our plans for future issues is to have a central theme, then at least one (1) Use Case article and one (1) Tip & Trick dedicated to that topic. Hopefully, this supports your workflow and addresses some real world issues that you may encounter.   Our remaining Tip addresses one of the views in SMC that will be useful to you when reviewing issues that are identified from your checks.   Services to support the validation of BIM Requirements 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.   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.   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/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
BIM Validation - Space Group Containment - There are times that your model(s) require specific space groups, and those groups contain the correct types and numbers of those spaces. These requirements often change with each project.   Please follow this link to learn more about your abilities to configure rulesets with your own values, in SMC: https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/space-group-containment-sol175   BIM Validation - Space Validation to Ensure Model Accuracy - This use case focuses on the need for correct modeling of spaces, in  order to take advantage of SMC rules. This means the right level of detail to provide an accurate representation of the real-world environment.   Please follow this link to better understand how SMC provides a Space Validation template, to make sure the accuracy can be verified, with confidence. https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/using-the-space-validation-rule-to-ensure-model-accuracy   Tips & Tricks - Optimizing SMC   TT-19 - Space Groups and Areas in Revit - This article focuses on how spaces are defined within Revit, then how that information is classified in SMC.   Please follow the link below to better understand how to easily access spatial data in SMC. https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/space-groups-and-areas-in-revit     TT-20 - The Result Summary View -  This is a brief article to explain the thinking behind the Result Summary in SMC. The item explains how you can use this summary to verify model quality and apply a formula to give you a snapshot of the number of issues per cubic meter, in your model.   Please follow the link below to better understand the Result Summary, and how it is used. https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/the-result-summary-view