Understanding and Maximizing the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)

1. What is the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)?

The Solibri Solution Center has two main components:

First, it is an online portal and repository for BIM Content. This includes Solibri-created resources such as software downloads, extensions (such as the COBie platform and regional resources or rulesets for ADA accessibility checking) and documentation, as well as content created by third party developers.

Second, it is an administrative portal for managing licenses, access, and usage.

2. When do you need to access the SSC?

In order to install Solibri Model Checker, you will first need to download the installer from the Solution Center (SSC).  Any additional functionality or extensions that you may wish to load on your platform will then need to be downloaded as well.  If you are an administrator of your companies licensing, you will also need to use the SSC to assign and check license status.

3. How do you access the SSC?

As an SMC user, there are two ways to login and access resources.

  • You can login at solution.solibri.com through a web browser,
  • You can select the Solution Center Option on the File tab inside SMC.  If you login via the button in SMC, the only items you will see are extensions that have been approved for your access.

For additional resources such as documentation or to download the SMC installer, you will need to access the SSC via the website.

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4. How do you use and navigate the SSC?

As a user, the main functions of the SSC will be to request download permissions for any extensions you would like and then download and install those extensions once an administrator grants permission.

To see the full list of resources available to request, you will need to login to the SSC via your web browser.

In the SSC, select the “Product” drop-down and choose if you would like to look at Extensions, the Product (SMC installers), or Documentation.  Documentation is available for download immediately.  Extensions and Product installers are listed with a “Wish” button to request permission to download from an administrator.

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Once the “Wish” button is selected, the button will change to ““Remove Wish.”  The request has been made, and the administrator can now grant the wish via the Administrator Panel.

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Once the Administrator grants the wish via the Administrative panel, the next time you log in to the SSC you will see the download/extension listed as “Available.”  This indicates the extension is ready for you to download from within SMC.

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Open SMC, select the “Solution Center” button and the requested extension is listed as available for install.

Understanding and Maximizing the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)

Installing the COBie Platform and COBie Resources Extensions

This article will provide steps to download and install the COBie Platform and COBie Resources Extensions for Solibri Model Checker (SMC) V9.

Check if you have a license Assigned and install

  1. Open SMC and click File > Solution Center
  2. Check if you have the COBie Platform and either the COBie US Resources or COBie UK Resources extensions listed.  If you have a license assigned to your user account, those extensions will be listed with an install button:
    File > Solution Center within SMC
    File > Solution Center within SMC
  3. Click the Install button for the COBie Platform extension to download and install the extension within SMC.
  4. Click the Install button for the COBie US Resources extension and/or the COBie UK Resources extension to download and install the extension within SMC.

In order to run the COBie extension you’ll need to install the COBie Platform along with one (or both) of the COBie Resources extensions. The COBie Platform extension is not able to run on its own.

If any of these extensions aren’t listed under File > Solution Center, inform the license administrator of your company to assign you a license for the COBie Platform extension along with one or both of the COBie Resources extensions.  The section Assigning COBie Extension Licenses as an Administrator below provides these steps for the license administrator.

Assigning COBie Extension Licenses as an Administrator

  1. If your user account has admin privileges, log into the Solution Center at https://solution.solibri.com/
  2. After logging in, as an admin you should see the admin view, with a menu of licensing options.
  3. Click License Assignment
  4. Select the Extensions
  5. Select the COBie Platform
  6. Click the Refresh button to update the licensing information in the table.
  7. Mark the checkbox in the COBie Platform column for the users to add a license to their account.
  8. Click the Assign button to update the license information with the change.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 to select and assign licenses for the COBie UK Resources and/or COBie US Resources extensions to your users.
    License Assignment within the Solution Center
    License Assignment within the Solution Center

If the COBie extensions aren’t listed in the Extensions list then your company account doesn’t currently have any licenses for that extension.  If the extensions are listed, but you are only able to mark a checkbox for a user by unmarking the checkbox for some other user, then you have assigned all of the available licenses for the extension.  In either case, you’ll need to add additional extension licenses to your company account.  The section Adding COBie Extension Licenses to your Company Account as an Administrator below provides these steps for the license administrator.

Adding COBie Extension Licenses to your Company Account as an Administrator

  1. If your user account has admin privileges, log into the Solution Center at https://solution.solibri.com/
  2. After logging in, as an admin you should see the admin view, with a menu of licensing options.
  3. Click the Products View link at the top of the page:
    Products View Link
    Products View Link
  4. Select Solibri Model Checker Extensions from the dropdown
  5. Click the Add to Cart button for all extensions you wish to add licenses for to your company account.
    Adding licenses to the shopping cart
    Adding licenses to the shopping cart
    Upon clicking the button, the button changes to a Remove from Cart button.

    View Cart button with added extensions
    View Cart button with added extensions
  6. Click View Cart after adding all desired extensions to the cart.
  7. In the Checkout dialog that opens, enter the number of licenses you wish to add to your account for each extension.
    Checkout dialog
    Checkout dialog – Adding 10 additional COBie Extension licenses
    NOTE: Since these COBie extension licenses are free, you can add as many licenses you would like free of charge.  However, as the extension can only be used within SMC, there isn’t any reason to add number greater than the number of Solibri Model Checker licenses your company account has.
  8. Click the Checkout button after entering the number of licenses to add to your company account.
  9. Click the Confirm button to update your license information.
    Confirm dialog
    Confirm dialog

The page will return to the License Assignment page of the Admin View where you can assign the licenses to your users through the steps in section.

Installing the COBie Platform and COBie Resources Extensions