Optimizing Performance in Solibri Model Checker

The recommendations for best performance in SMC are listed on the Solibri website, and the links for those recommendations are provided within this article. This article is only intended to consolidate the recommendations (as well as tips to improve performance) and make it as easy as possible to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

If experiencing performance issues, you should first ensure that the machine specifications are in line with the requirements for SMC. The requirements are listed here:


If the machine requirements are up to standards, performance issues may be the result of out-of-date video card drivers. This is a very common reason for performance issues within 3D applications, so this should be the next item to confirm before any changes are made to settings within SMC. To ensure that graphics drivers are up to date, check the NVIDIA or AMD website, depending on your graphics card.

NVIDIA Driver Downloads: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx

AMD Driver Downloads: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

If the issue is still unresolved, there are two more possible solutions:

Graphics Card issues can often be resolved by unmarking File > Settings 3D > Performance > Optimize Rendering Speed

3D Settings

For complex intricate models such as HVAC or Plumbing, lowering the number of “Objects Drawn in Navigation” under File > Settings 3D > Performance will provide smoother navigation.

3D Settings 2

Editor’s Note: The following section was added 5/10/2017.

For complex models, increasing the amount of memory SMC is able to use can also increase performance and resolve issues. More information about this can be found in the article below:


Any further issues that are not resolved by the recommendations in this article should be referred to support@solibri.com, where a SMC expert can help troubleshoot further.

Optimizing Performance in Solibri Model Checker

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