Solibri is very useful for checking and comparing different versions of project models. In this video, Shaun Bryant shows you how to use the Model Revisions Comparison.
- [Instructor] One of the really cool features that you have in Solibri Office, especially when you're working with things like classifications and rule sets and rules and so on is the ability to do a model revision check. And you can apply those classifications and rules against two similar models in your Solibri Office projects. So I've got a Solibri Office file for you. It's a .smc file. It's called Solibri Building-COMPARISON.smc. You need to go to the library, download Solibri Building-COMPARISON.smc and open it up in Solibri Office. As soon as you open it, this is what you'll get on the screen. So you can see we're in the Model layout. You've got the Model Tree view showing the models. You've of the Classification, showing the industry classifications and you've got your Info view at the bottom of the screen. Obviously, you've got your nice 3D view on the right-hand side as well. Now, just before we get started, this particular SMC file already has the role applied. You can see it in bottom right-hand corner. It's BIM Validation Architectural. If you want to change your tole, it's File and then you go down to Roles and you pick the role that you want. So at the moment, we're using BIM Validation Architectural. It's got these rule sets, these classifications, these information take-offs. If you want to change it, click on Open, like so and pick the role you want. BIM Validation Architectural is the one I want. I'll just open it even though it's already there and then I go back to my Model layout here like so and we've got our Model Tree, Classification and Info again like so. Now, what we want to do here is compare like for like. So at the moment, we want to work in an architectural revision check. So we've got our architectural building. It's there, arc_SMC Building. We don't want the Structural or the Ventilation models, so we just select those, select the top one, hold down Shift, select the bottom one, right click and Remove from Model like so. Do you want to remove them? Yes, please. So that just leaves us with the architectural model in our Solibri Building-COMPARISON.smc file. Now, we want to add another model but this time, it's an IFC file, an Industry Foundation Class file. So we go back up to File and we go Add Models. And the file you need to download from the library to do the comparison, to do the revision check is SMC Building-modified.ifc. It's an Industry Foundation Class file, an IFC file, that's been exported out from one of the original authoring applications, whether that be something like ArchiCAD or Revit or whatever. Okay, so you want that IFC file like that. SMC Building-modified.ifc. Open it up and that will then add that to your Solibri Building-COMPARISON model. So you'll notice that we want to Ensure Model Disciplines and Categories. The model is there. We need to change the short name. Now, you'll notice, in the Model Tree, that the SMC Building has a short name of ARC for architectural. I'm going to go in here, lose the B, we don't want that, we want arc and then a dash and then perhaps R2, release two, revision two perhaps. I click on OK and you can see that's added nice and neatly now to the list and all the naming philosophies work. So the original model is arc SMC Building and the new model that we're checking against is arc release two SMC Building-modified. So they're now all in place. Now, we need to start thinking about checking. Now, we've set our role, we've brought our model in, our IFC model. We go to Checking here like so. Now, as soon as we do that, it prompts you to select the rule sets you want to use. So I'm going to leave all of these as they are. They apply to my role, my BIM Validation Architectural role that I set earlier. Just click on OK. So that'll all come in. Now, you might get a to-do list to do. It always happens and what we're doing here is we're verifying the classification of our building elements general. Like before, we just click on the link. It says missing classification. Open Classification Settings. We're going to check whether we have any unclassified components. We don't and that's the whole idea of that to do is to check whether you've got any components that are unclassified. We don't so we can OK that. You'll notice now, on the to-do list, that's crossed out, so I can close the to-do like so. Now, you may find that you get lots of weird and wonderful colors now. That's because of the classifications and so on. Don't worry about that. The model is still there. We've got all the checking set up and ready to go here like so. Now, we need to check one model against the other. So we just hit Check Model and it does that lovely automated checking process, which is a major benefit when you're running Solibri. You can check these models against each other. Solibri does it all for you. And you get your usual little triangles of red, orange, yellow, et cetera. So red, obviously highly critical. Orange, not so critical. Yellow, even less critical. So we're going to look at intersections between architectural components because we know that some elements have been moved around in the revision two of the building model. So we need to look at intersections between the same kind of components. We've got walls, slabs, doors and so on and if we come down this list, we've got intersections between different types of components as well. Now, I'm going to look at different kinds of components and door intersections here like so. So you can see we've got a critical one going on here. It's red and it's critical. That normally indicates that we've got a door intersecting with something that it shouldn't be intersecting with. Normally a wall. So what we've got here, if we look in our results now, you can see that we've got one issue. And it's just one critical issue. The issue density is 0.43. We don't need to worry about that but we know that we've got one important issue count here. So let's expand this out. Intersecting components, keep expanding it. Double door with transom like so and you can see there, it's door 011, double door with transom 17 and a wall and they're intersecting. So select this line here. What'll happen is the model will update in the 3D view and it's pretty obvious what's going on. We've got a door intersecting pretty heavily there with the wall. And you can see what's happened. The door opening was designed for a single door and a double door has been put in its place. So what we need to think about there is how do we work with this? What are we going to do with it? Now, if I expand it out a little bit more, there's the door, there's the wall. But what I can do here is I can right click on this and I can either mark it as accepted or mark it as rejected. Now, in this particular case, I think we need to mark it as rejected. We're not happy with that. So we're going to mark it as rejected like so. That gets marked as rejected, it gets the count against it and can you see there? We've got the cross there, saying that it's not okay, yeah? So we've got a cross and it's right there. Not okay. There's also a stair intersection that's been marked as not okay as well and that was the one I was sort of pointing at, so sorry to mislead you. Looking for a red cross to indicate that it has not been accepted. And again, you're seeing one of the major benefits of Solibri Office. You can see that you can compare two models of the same building, do a check and based on the classifications and the rules, you can now see that that door definitely doesn't fit in that opening in that wall and the lovely thing about Solibri Office is you can isolate it, check the results and go in and visually check what is going on inside your models in Solibri Office.
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