An important step in the Solibri Model Checker (SMC) coordination workflow is keeping the federated model up to date with the latest BIM files.  If a model contains multiple files, they can be easily updated as new versions of the files are created.  In SMC, this is done through the File Tree.  You can right click on any file you would like to update (or multi-click to select several files, then right click).

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From the menu that appears, select ‘Update Models.’  The list of selected files will appear.  From here, you can select the folder icon to the right of the file name that you would like to replace/update.  This will bring up a File Navigation window you can use to search for and select the new version.   There are also 3 options to choose how you would like files to be updated.

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Your options are:

Update: You will need to manually update the files as they are updated.  Do this by following the above instructions.

Automatic:  Updates will be implemented automatically.  For this function to work, the IFC file must be in the same folder and contain the same name as the previous version.  So, if you are updating mechanical.ifc, you will need to replace the original file with the new mechanical.ifc file, in its current folder.

Prompt:  You will be prompted within SMC to update a file when a new version is discovered.  As with Automatic updates, this requires that any updates will be put into the same folder, and replace the current file.

There are many scenarios where updating one file type should be done manually, but others should be automatically updated or prompt the user when an update is found.  Therefore, this update capability allows you to choose an option for each individual file, allowing that flexibility.

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