Checked Components View

When running checks in Solibri Model Checker (SMC), you should feel confident that your rulesets are actually checking the correct components for their requirements. The Results View lists components in the model that fail a check, but at some point you will find yourself interested in what the components are that are checked in the first place.  The Checked Components View lists what components have been checked, passed, and failed and thereby isolates those components in the 3D View.  In addition, as you review your results of a check, you can use Check Components to isolate components in the model based on the results of issues being accepted, rejected, or undefined.

You can follow along with the examples in this article by opening the SMC Building.smc file that comes with SMC.

To open the Checked Components View, click the Add View  ADD_VIEW button and select  Checked Components Checked Components. A drop down box allows you to select one of the following categories:

  • Show All Checked: All components that have been checked by the rule.
  • Show Passed: All components that have been checked by the rule and passed.
  • Show Failed: All components that have been checked by the rule and failed.
  • Show Accepted: All components that failed the check of the rule, and were marked as accepted (non-issues).
  • Show Rejected: All components that failed the check of a rule, and were marked as rejected (actual issues).
  • Show Undefined: All components that failed the check of a rule, but have yet to be marked as accepted or rejected.

Similar to the Model Tree View, you can organize components in the tree of the Checked Components View by selecting either the Containment Hierarchy CONTAINMENT_HIERARCHY , Component Hierarchy COMPONENT_HIERARCHY, and Layer Hierarchy buttons LAYER_HIERARCHY.  Below we’ve selected the rule Find missing Components Above in the Checking View, and selected All Checked in the drop down of the Checked Components View.  By switching to the Component Hierarchy COMPONENT_HIERARCHY, we see the listing of the 145 walls and columns in the model grouped by their type that were checked using this rule:

Show All Checked
Show All Checked

These 145 components correspond to the Checked Components Filter Parameter table in the parameters of the rule shown below. Note that there are no beams in this model, which is why none are listed in Checked Components View:

Find Missing Components Above - Parameters
Find Missing Components Above – Parameters

By selecting Show Passed, the tree lists all components that passed the check, as these components have a component touching them from above that was defined in the Touching Components Filter Parameters Table.  By switching to the Containment Hierarchy, you are able to select components from specific stories in the building, thereby isolating those components in the 3D View.  Below we see the walls on the second floor that pass this check:

Show Passed
Show Passed

By setting the dropdown to Show Failed, we can view the 9 columns on the Second floor level that fail this check, as they have no components above.

Show Failed
Show Failed

By setting the drop down to Show Accepted, we see 2 balcony walls on the First floor level that failed the check but were considered non-issues when reviewed.

Show Accepted
Show Accepted

By setting the drop down to Show Rejected, we see the 9 columns again on the Second floor that failed and were rejected as actual issues since they should be supporting a roof that touches them from above.

Show Rejected
Show Rejected

All issues were reviewed and either accepted or rejected for the rule Find Missing Components Above, which is why no components are listed as Undefined.  Notice you can easily tell that all issues were defined in the Checking View as well, as their severity icons are grayed out.

Selecting the Space Validation rule in the Checking View, and selecting Undefined in the drop down box of the Check Components View, you’ll see that there are four spaces listed as Undefined near the stairwell.  Also notice, the drop down box itself lists the counts of components of each category.  To summarize the listings of the Checked Components View for this rule, of the 48 spaces that were checked, 43 passed, while 5 failed with issues.  Of the 5 spaces that have issues, only one space was reviewed and rejected as an actual issue, while the remaining 4 spaces have yet to be accepted or rejected and are listed as undefined:

Show Undefined
Show Undefined

This has been an introduction to one of the very powerful features of SMC, and hopefully it gave you some ideas on how it could benefit your workflow.

Checked Components View

One thought on “Checked Components View

  1. Reblogged this on BIMopedia blog and commented:
    When working in a 3D model based environment, we often use Solibri Model Checker to check and validate model integrity, guided by a number of unique rulesets. But how can you PROVE that all of the desired components have been checked? “We are familiar with this question, and it is not unreasonable. In a 2D plan review, we get a signature, and maybe a stamp, that says the plans have been checked. When introducing model-based checks, it is only natural that users will ask “how can I be sure that you haven’t missed something?”. Our answer is the Checked Components View feature in SMC.”


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