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Solibri Australia Business Update

As posted on 22 February 2013 (http://blog.solibri.com.au/solibri-business-update)

From October last year Cadimage contracted Matt Rumbelow through his BIM consultancy REVITALL to provide Solibri Business Development Services in Australia.

Matt has worked closely with our partners Solibri, Inc, Graphisoft NZ and BuildingSMART Australasia to promote the role of IFC in an OpenBIM workflow.

Many of you may have attended our National series of IFC Information evenings run by Matt, culminating with the recent presentation from Dr Thomas Liebich, Leader of the Development Team for the new IFC4.

Matt will be returning to his REVITALL consultancy full-time from March, and will be continuing his work and support of Open BIM initiatives worldwide. Matt will also be helping to run the inaugural BIMDayOut, to be held in Perth in July. www.theBIMdayout.com

Matt has a wealth of knowledge and experience across a range of BIM products including Solibri. Should you require consultancy support with BIM in your organisation we would encourage you to utilise his skills and experience which are complimentary to the Cadimage team.

Please feel free to keep in touch with Matt and REVITALL via the website www.revitall.net or follow him on twitter @revitall


CollectiveBIM: A new BIM blog reviews Solibri Model Checker


It’s always great to see a new BIM blog, and even better when the first article is a review of Solibri Model Checker!

“CollectiveBIM” (which commenced January 1st) is written by Michael McCune, a Senior Design Technology Specialist at CASE, Inc and the Community Director of CASE’s online community DesignByMany. Michael provides expertise in the implementation of Revit, Navisworks, Glue, Solibri, VEO, and Tekla, and has an interest in Virtual Design and Construction methods.

The CollectiveBIM blog aims to be a resource on technologies, tips & tricks, and topics around virtual design and construction that demonstrates how to take advantage of the information within BIMs.

And what does Michael think of Solibri? Quote; “unlike Navisworks, (Solibri) takes advantage of the information embedded within the building information models for more than just clash detection. As an architect and now a BIM specialist, there are things that Solibri Model checker can check for, if set up properly, that is invaluable for a firm that participates in BIM.”

Keep up the great work Michael and CASE, Inc!

To read Michael’s excellent review on Solibri, you can follow the direct link below;


IFC Tools Feature in the Autodesk University Review

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2012
(December 20, 2012) Lachmi Khemlani


Solibri Model Checker features COBie Support

I had a chance to catch up with updates at Solibri, which develops the model-checking application, Solibri Model Checker, reviewed in AECbytes last year. Solibri Model Checker allows checking BIM models for potential problems, conflicts, or design code violations, and also includes visualization, walkthrough, interference detection, model comparison, and information takeoff capabilities. Solibri recently released version 8 of the application, which features enhancements to the BIM-based quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) capabilities that are the heart of the application, by automatically selecting the most relevant tasks and required rulesets for a selected QA/QC role. The new version also includes an at-a-glance assessment of the quality of the model with a new “Result Summary” view that measures the “issue density” of the model, as well as the ability to customize the rules that are using for model-checking. It is now possible to modify a rule, then immediately use the modified rule for model checking. There is also some COBie support—COBie data can be imported into the information takeoff module of the application and then visualized (see Figure 9). In addition, some COBie-specific rules can also be created. Solibri also recently announced a $21 million grant program that North American Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) can use to acquire Solibri Model Checker technology and receive assistance in incorporating BIM into the digital review process.

Figure 9.

dRofus Space Planning through IFC

Another application that I hadn’t come across before was dRofus, which is a cloud-based tool for space planning, program validation, and data management, making it somewhat similar to Trelligence Affinity, the only dedicated solution for programming and space planning in the AEC industry that I had been aware of.  dRofus is developed by a Norwegian company which has 40 years experience in the construction industry and has participated in the planning of major hospital projects in Norway. dRofus was originally developed as a planning system for large, complex hospital projects, but over the last 10 years, it has been developed into a flexible, project-independent application that can be used for all types of building projects, regardless of their complexity or size. It is used in many projects in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands, and is starting to gain traction in the US as well, with adoption by leading firms like HOK. In addition to the planning and mapping of areas, rooms and functions, dRofus supports key business processes including Room Data Sheet (RDS), registration and monitoring of the requirements for each room; FF&E (Furniture, fixtures and equipment) planning, cost control and procurement; and visualizing and checking the designed model using the IFC file format (see Figure 5). Not only can the program check the designed model against the programmed requirements, it can also enrich the IFC model with the requirement data that has been input into dRofus. And because all the data is stored centrally on the cloud, everyone involved has access to the most up-to-date data at any time.

Figure 5.

About the Author
Lachmi Khemlani is founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AECtechnology. She can be reached at lachmi@aecbytes.com.