Resetting a Forgotten Password

You use your Solibri Solution Center (SSC) username and password to login to the Solibri Solution Center as well as register Solibri Model Checker (SMC).

If you forget your password or wish to change it, you can easily do so by going to the SSC at https://solution.solibri.com/ and click the Forgot Your Password link:

A dialog will prompt you to enter your username, which should be your email address that was used when you or your license administrator added you to your company’s SSC account.

Enter your username and click the reset button. An email will be sent to that email address used for your SSC username.  In the email, click the link to reset your password:

The link directs you to a page to enter your new password.  You must enter a password that is at least 8 characters long and contains an uppercase character, lowercase character, and a number.

Resetting a Forgotten Password

Getting Comfortable with the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)

Getting Comfortable with the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)

The Solibri Solution Center (SSC) is an online portal for users to gain access to Solibri software, third-party content and administrator functions. There are two different sections of the SSC, the Admin View and the Products View.

When logging in, you will be taken to the Products Views of the SSC unless you are an account administrator. In that case, you will be logged in to the Admin View. The Admin View is ONLY accessible to those who have Admin privileges as an option when logged into the SSC.


Admin View

As a Solibri software administrator there are many functions at your disposal. These may include adding users, creating new pools (project, location or personnel) reassigning licenses, checking and tracking usage statistics or confirming software purchases or downloads requested by other users. The Admin View only appears if you’re an administrator and will be the default start page when you login, so if you do not see the Admin View option, you are not registered as an administrator.

Below, we will briefly explain the purpose of each section of the Admin View.

Summary View: A Brief overview of the Company information and listed administrators. Subscription expiration date is displayed, and the preferred language for users can be changed from the Summary View window.

 

Billing Details: Lists company information and address, as well as additional billing details. Administrators can make changes to address and company details from here, as well as select a preferred payment option.

 

Users: users can be added, deleted, or edited from the Users tab. For single users, an administrator can select the Add, Edit, or Remove functions. If importing a large list of allowed users, the “Excel User List” option allows for an Excel file to be uploaded to the SSC.

 

Users License Details: Currently active users are listed under this tab. Any active SMC user will be displayed here. This will also be helpful to identify where specific licenses may be being held up in case users are getting license request denials. An administrator can use this tab to identify if a user has potentially forgotten their Solibri license is active for a very long time, and notify the user to verify this is the case.

 

License: A full accounting of all Products and Extensions owned and assigned to the company. This is a useful page for administrators or buyers to assess what license rights they currently have, and where there may be a need for expanded licenses.

 

License Assignment: An administrator can choose which versions of products any one user can access. For example, a user may request an Extension, or a floating license to use for SMC. The administrator would find the request (or ‘wish’) in the License Assignment tab and could then grant the user”s request.

 

User Pool Management: Create and manage user pools from here. Administrators can create new pools for sub-groups of users and then choose how many of the Company’s licenses are assigned to that pool. Examples might include an upcoming training session that requires dedicated licenses to be available, or a specific project that always requires a certain number of licenses. The Administrator can also move employees into and out of specific Pools, as necessary. A typical use case would have all the company users located in the Company Pool, then it might be desired to move one (or more) licenses and users to a newly created Project Pool. This would ensure that those users would have licenses ‘reserved’ for them, when they logged in. License access to these subgroups is best managed from the User Pool Management Tab.

 

Company Extensions: Companies can create extensions of their own, and store them on the SSC. These extensions, which include customized rules and other elements of SMC can be managed via the Company Extensions Tab. For more information about the Company Extensions capability and functionality, please see the article at:

https://solibri.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/extension-manager-creating-and-managing-your-own-company-extensions/

 

Statistics: The Statistics tab provides information regarding License usage. The usage information can then be exported to a standard Excel report. Administrators can collate or group information using several different Report Types for different types of information, such as peak usage, usage per user, the SMC version being used, and total number of users.

 

Time Periods and intervals are easily adjusted, and reporting can be modified to include information about all licenses or just specific license pools.

 

Products View

 

Under the Products view, there are three distinct locations to find and download different types of Solibri product offerings. They are: 1) Product 2) Solibri Model Checker Extensions 3) Training and Documentation.

 

Location: When the location dropdown is set to Product, the options listed will include Solibri software products. These currently include both paid and free standalone items, such as Solibri Model Checker, Solibri Model Viewer, Solibri Model Viewer Pro, and Solibri IFC Optimizer, as well as plugins to other software such as BCF Manager for Archicad.

 

Solibri Model Checker Extensions: When this option is selected, the items listed will be extensions for Solibri Model Checker. The items listed will be limited to your user privileges depending on whether you are an administrator, buyer, or basic user. Extensions may include rulesets pertaining to such topics as ADA (American Disabilities Act), COBie Calculations and Resources, and any other specialty resources relating to many various BIM Guidelines.

 

Training and Documentation: Training materials are stored on the SSC in several supported languages. This includes documentation such as the “Getting Started” manual which also comes pre-installed with Solibri Model Checker, as well as an SSC “Administrator Guide.” For a very detailed, feature-by-feature explanation of the Solution Center, please refer to the Administrator Guide.

If you have additional questions related to the solution center, there are additional resources available via the solution center (as detailed above), as well as on our blog at:

https://solibri.wordpress.com/tag/ssc/

Getting Comfortable with the Solibri Solution Center (SSC)

Extension Manager: Creating and Managing Your Own Company Extensions

Solibri Model Checker version 9.7 introduced a new tool to create, save, export and open company-specific extensions (Extension Manager) from the Rule Set Manager (RSM) view. This new capability makes it possible for more advanced SMC users to build and share company, location, or project-specific rulesets and extensions.

Additional information on the Extension Manager and company extensions can be found here: Extension Manager View

For pricing or other related inquiries, please contact sales@solibri.com.

As you become more familiar with the RSM and running checks in SMC, you’ll create your own specific rulesets based on a role or use case, such as accessibility checking or coordination.  If you have multiple users of SMC at your company, you’ll wish to share these roles, rules, and classification with those users while keeping these resources up-to-date on their machines when changes are made.  Company Extensions provide a simple method to package and store your own extensions in the Solibri Solution Center (SSC) that are available for users to install on their own machines.

In the following text, we’ll walk through creating our own company extension based on the “BIM Validation – Architectural ruleset”.

 

Open SMC v9.7.

Click File >  Roles > and click the Open button.

Select the “BIM Validation – Architectural.xml” role and click the Open button.

File > Roles > Open Role > BIM Validation - Architectural

By selecting this role, we’ve set the default resources in SMC to automatically load based on the BIM Validation – Architectural.xml role when opening an IFC.  This will also allow these resources to be loaded automatically in the Extension Manager view when creating the company extension. You can reset the interface to ask which role you wish to load upon opening an IFC by marking the “Show Role Selection” box under File > Settings > General.  For more information on roles and role selection, please see: Roles in Solibri Model Checker/

While in the File layout, click “Ruleset Manager.”

File > Ruleset Manager

Select “Extension Manager.”

File > Ruleset Manager > Extension Manager

In the “Account Extensions” view click the  New Company Account Extension button.

Account Extensions

A dialog box will open, asking whether or not you wish to include resources of role “BIM Validation – Architectural.xml”. Click the “Include” button to include the resources that are part of this role.

New Extension - BIM Validation

The “Extension Manager” view will now display the Roles, Rulesets, Information Takeoff Definitions, Classifications, and other templates that are part of the “BIM Validation – Architectural.xml” role.

Extension Manager

Notice the message “Some Links are Broken” at the top of the Extension Manager view.

There are icons to the left of listed resources that indicate whether or not those resources link to other files. A working link is indicated by a   working link icon, while a broken link is indicated by a  broken link icon.

The out-of-the-box General Space Check ruleset is missing a “Building Elements – Uniformat” classification referenced in one of its rules, which is indicated by a  broken link icon.

In the Classifications list, click the  Add Classification button.

Browse to the “Building Elements – Uniformat” classification and click the Open button.

Extension Manager - BIM Validation Fixed

The link to the “Building Elements -Uniformat” classification referenced in the “Space Validation” rule within the “General Space Check” ruleset is no longer broken now that the classification has been added.

In the Rulesets list, click the  Add Rulesets button.

Add the “Egress Analysis.cset” ruleset.

Again, notice the “Some Links are Broken” at the top of the Extension Manager view, along with the  Broken Link icon next to the newly added ruleset.  The Egress Analysis ruleset relies on the “Exits” and “Vertical Access” classification files to determine egress routes.

In the Classifications list, click the  Add Classification button, and add the “Exits” and “Vertical Access” classification files to resolve the issue of broken links.

In the Account Extensions view, click the  Export SRE as a JAR button and save your newly created Extension to your machine.  In this example, we saved the file named “My Extension.jar” to the desktop.

This extension is now able to be uploaded to your company’s Solibri Solution Center (SSC) account.

Login to your SSC account as an administrator at https://solution.solibri.com/

In the Administrator view, click the Company Extensions tab

Click the Add Company Extension button

Solibri Solution Center - Company Extensions

A window will open prompting you to browse to your extension, provide a short description, provide a custom logo, and version number.  Browse to the .jar file of the extension you created, provide a description and version number and click the Generate Extension button.

Add New Extension Window

A window will open stating that the extension will be processed and an email will be sent to your SSC email address once the extension is available.

When completed, you’ll see the extension listed under your company extensions in the SSC.

SSC - Company Extensions - My Extension

You can now assign your company extension to users in your company’s SSC account. Click the License Assignment Tab, select the Extensions radio button,

Click the License Assignment Tab, select the Extensions radio button, Select the newly added “My Extension” extension from the list and click the Refresh button.

Mark the users you wish to have access to your company extension.  For this example, ensure you mark your own user account so that the extension will be available in your install of SMC. Importantly, scroll down in the window and click the Assign button so that the update takes effect.

 

In SMC, click File > Solution Center.   You’ll find the “My Extension” extension you created available to install.  Click Install.

SMC - Solution Center

Close and reopen SMC.

Click File > Roles and click the Open Button.

Click the Resources tab, and you’ll find the role of your newly created company extension.  This role will include the resources of your company extension.

Open Role

In addition, if you click File > Settings > General and mark the “Show Role Selection” box, when you add a ruleset to a new project, the role of your company extension will be listed.  Notice in the screenshot below, the role BIM Validation – Architectural at the bottom.  This is the role of the company extension.  There is another “BIM Validation – Architecture” role listed above, which was the original role we modified to create our customized company extension from.

Please Choose a Role

 

Extension Manager: Creating and Managing Your Own Company Extensions

LICENSE ERROR: ASSOCIATED VERSION NUMBER (9.6) IS SMALLER THAN REQUIRED VERSION NUMBER (9.7)

If you try registering Solibri Model Checker (SMC) v9.7, and find the following error, it is due to only having a version 9.6 license assigned but not the required 9.7 license:

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To resolve the issue:

  1. Log into https://solution.solibri.com as an admin user.
  2. Select the License Assignment tab.
  3. Leave the Product radio button marked, and select Solibri Model Checker.
  4. In the version list, select 9.7 and click Refresh.
  5. Mark the checkbox for the users that will be running version 9.7 of SMC.
  6. Click Assign.

Those users should then be able to run version 9.7 of SMC.

The info column lists the versions of SMC licenses that are assigned to a user.  Below, you see that the user john.lipp@solibri.com is only assigned version 9.6, which explains why this user receives the error message.  Also, note some users have both 9.6 and 9.5 licenses assigned and some users have only a 9.6 license assigned.  Since version 9.7 is the latest version, users having only a 9.7 license are still able to run version 9.6, 9.5 and 9.1 of SMC regardless of not having those license versions assigned.

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You can also quickly upgrade the versions of assigned licenses by clicking the Upgrade button. Upon clicking this button a dialog opens as seen below:

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After upgrading all 9.6 licenses to version 9.7, all users that had version 9.6 or both 9.6, 9.5 assigned are now assigned version 9.7 licenses:

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LICENSE ERROR: ASSOCIATED VERSION NUMBER (9.6) IS SMALLER THAN REQUIRED VERSION NUMBER (9.7)

HOW TO EASILY AND EFFICIENTLY MANAGE YOUR SMC USERS AND LICENSES

As the Account Administrator, you will need to be comfortable when it comes to managing and monitoring your Solibri Model Checker (SMC) licenses. You will also want to make sure your people have access when needed. This article will give you a quick overview of how you can accomplish these tasks.

Introduction – How to Get to the Solibri License Manager

In order to begin administering user licenses, you will first need to login to the Solibri Solution Center (SSC).  As an administrator, you will go to solution.solibri.com and enter the username and password provided via your software purchase paperwork.  Once logged into the SSC, you will start on the Administrative panel where you can begin to manage users and license usage.

1. Creating new users and bringing existing users into your company account

One of the more common tasks is to add users to your company account. This will include users that are new to SMC, as well as users who may have used SMC in a trial environment, but now need to have access to an SMC license from the company account.

There are two ways to add new users:

  1. One by one, with an individual email address
  2. As a group, with the help of an Excel sheet (provided by Solibri)

To create users, begin on the Users tab in the Admin Panel:

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At the bottom of the page you will see an Add button. By clicking it you can add one user at a time.

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The Add user dialog box will appear.

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By default, the user has a User role. If you want, you can give the user an Admin or a Buyer role. In case you have created multiple license pools (covered later in this article), select the correct pool for the user from the Select User Pool drop-down menu.  Each user can belong to only one license pool at a time.

A country is set for each user. By default, it is the country selected when registering the company. You can also choose another country from the drop-down menu.

Once you select ‘Save’, the user will receive an email containing a link to set his/her personal password. Once they have set their password, they can log in to the SSC. Depending on their role, they will have access only to the Products view or also to the Admin view. (They will only have the ADMIN View if you have checked the Admin box when you added them as a User.)

NOTE: If the user has already registered their email address (the user has registered as a trial user or the user belongs to another account), you will receive a pop-up notification (see below).

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Upon selecting YES, the user will be sent an email asking for their confirmation to be added to the company account.

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If you would prefer to import a listing of users, you have the option to upload this list via an excel spreadsheet (provided by Solibri).

In this case, instead of selecting the ‘Add’ option as your initial step, Choose ‘Download user Excel Template’ to download the template to your computer.

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The Template will list the required fields for the new users.

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Populate the spreadsheet as indicated above, then choose the ‘Upload’ option at the bottom of the Users Tab in the Administrative panel.

2) Managing licenses and creating license pools

The licenses in SMC can be distributed in a number of ways.  If your company account has multiple licenses, it might be best to organize the licenses into license pools and place individual users into different pools depending on their project need or job function.  For example, you may have a pool for “Project XYZ” as well as another pool for “Training Licenses.”  Adding these pools is relatively straightforward.

To manage licenses, go to the User Pool Management tab. You can create new license pools by clicking Add Pool. Give a name to the pool, then click Add.

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Once you have added a license pool, you can add users to it on the Users tab.  Select the user you want to add by clicking the row and then by clicking Edit. Select the new license pool from the Select User Pool drop-down menu. Save changes by clicking Save.

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3) Granting user download requests

If a user logs into the SSC and wants to download the software or an extension, they must first be granted the permission to download by an administrator.  Typically, a user will log in and request to download an item (i.e., create a ‘wish’).

Once this has been done, the request will appear as a ‘Wish’ for the administrator to grant.

To grant wishes of users, go to the License Assignment tab, choose the product or extension that the wish is related to, and select ‘Refresh.’

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The users will appear in the table, and there will be a note next to their username stating that a wish has been requested.  Select the check-box next to their name, and select ‘Assign’.  Clicking the Refresh button again will reflect that the user now has access to the download or extension.  For Products, the user  can now login to the SSC within their browser to download and install.  For extensions, the SMC user can download and install by clicking File > Solution Center within the SMC application.

4) Monitoring SMC license usage

Once users are up and running with Solibri Model Checker, their usage can be monitored by the Administrator in the SSC. This gives you the ability to determine if you have enough licenses to meet the needs of your internal users, or if it might make sense to increase (or decrease) the number of licenses in a particular pool. There are two options for monitoring licenses.

Peak Report

This report is used to review and analyze the daily peak usage. You can select all pools or individual pools. If you select individual pools, each pool is shown on its own row.

The data is sorted according to date. The data can be resorted by clicking the column header.

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Usage Per User Report

This report contains usage information for individual users for a selected time period. You can select all pools or individual pools. The data is sorted according to username.  Select the Time Period you would like to review, choose if you would like all or individual pools, and then select ‘Report’.

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HOW TO EASILY AND EFFICIENTLY MANAGE YOUR SMC USERS AND LICENSES

License Error: Associated version number (9.5) is smaller than required version number (9.6)

If you try registering Solibri Model Checker (SMC) v9.6, and find the following error, it is due to only having a version 9.5 license assigned but not the required 9.6 license:

License Error: Version number (9.5) is smaller than required version number (9.6)
License Error: Version number (9.5) is smaller than required version number (9.6)

To resolve the issue:

  1. Log into https://solution.solibri.com as an admin user.
  2. Select the License Assignment tab.
  3. Leave the Product radio button marked, and select Solibri Model Checker.
  4. In the version list, select 9.6 and click Refresh.
  5. Mark the checkbox for the users that will be running version 9.6 of SMC.
  6. Click Assign.

Those users should then be able to run version 9.6 of SMC.

The info column lists the versions of SMC licenses that are assigned to a user.  Below, you see that the user john.lipp@solibri.com is only assigned version 9.5, which explains why this user receives the error message.  Also note some users have both 9.5 and 9.6 licenses assigned and some users have only a 9.6 license assigned.  Since version 9.6 is the latest version, users having only a 9.6 license are still able to run version 9.5 and 9.1 of SMC regardless of not having those license versions assigned.

License Assignment
License Assignment for version 9.6

You can also quickly upgrade the versions of assigned licenses by clicking the Upgrade button. Upon clicking this button a dialog opens as seen below:

Upgrading version 9.5 licenses to version 9.6
Upgrading version 9.5 licenses to version 9.6

After upgrading all 9.5 licenses to version 9.6, all users that had version 9.5 or both 9.6, 9.5 assigned are now assigned version 9.6 licenses:

All version 9.5 licenses upgraded to version 9.6.
All version 9.5 licenses upgraded to version 9.6.
License Error: Associated version number (9.5) is smaller than required version number (9.6)

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