When you hover the mouse cursor over a component in the 3D View of Solibri Model Checker (SMC), a window will pop-up in the view to briefly display properties of the component. This is called an Info Pop-up, and you are able to change the information displayed, how long it is displayed, or turn off the feature completely through the File > Settings > 3D > Info:
By default, this feature is turned on to display the type and name of the component for 3 seconds.
You can add/remove property rows and rearrange them using the row editing buttons.
Click the Browse button in the Property cell to select any property to add to the Info pop-up display.
In the screenshot below, we’ve added Pset_DoorCommon properties to the Info Pop-up. As rows are added, the Filter column is automatically set to ‘*’ so that the properties are displayed for all components.
If you hover the cursor over a door in the model, it will display the property values of those Pset_DoorCommon properties:
However, the properties also display if we hover over a non-door component such as the stair in the screenshot below, in which the value is Not Available.
To resolve this, a simple door filter is created using the Filtering view and saved to the Filter folder:
You are able to add rows to create complex filters for specific components based on any property. For more information on the Filter view, please see: Filtering View
This filter door can then be used in the settings of the Info Pop-up settings so that these properties only display for doors:
The information will still display when hovering over doors, but that information is ignored for stairs:
In closing, the Info Pop-up is a powerful, yet flexible feature to view important property information of components without the need to taking your eyes off the 3D View.