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BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

JULY 23-25, 2008

CVIE Implementation Testing: Solibri
Solibri Model Checker

by Nicholas Nisbet MA (Cantab) DipArch (UNL) - AEC3 and William East, PE, PhD - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The following table provides the analysis conducted to evaluate software manufacturer compliance with the Coordination View Information Exchange (CVIE) conducted for the 23-25 July 2008 Building Information Modeling Information Exchange Demonstration.

The CVIE requirements include provision of a clash detection report with each design deliverable. Hard- (physical co-location) and Soft- (using clearance distances) should be included in the clash analysis. To allow an independent analysis of clash detections the CVIE requirement also asks for a copy of the IFC 2x3 Coordination View file.

Solibri CVIE reporting via IFC 2x3 Coordination View

Software Name Solibri Model Checker
Software Version 4.2
Optional configuration(s) Standard configuration
Coordination view file
CVIE clash report
Qualitative Evaluation
   Interference report
  • (Sub-model) files used
  • Types of clashes found and accepted
   Interference record
  • Coordnate
  • Clash volume
  • Comment
  • Illustration of objects in context
   For each item
  • (Sub-model) file i.e. "A"
  • (Instance/Type) Name i.e. "Wide Flange Column W8X40"
Additional Comments The sample file submitted included architecture spaces, sanitary, equipment and HVAC systems.
Solibri is not responsible for the qualitative evaluation of the IFC file tested.

Implementation Support

Direct support for Solibri Model Checker is provided through Digital Alchemy. Please contact Mr. Richard See for assistance.


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