Designer-focused plug-in coming soon to Archicad, Allplan and Vectorworks

Solibri Inside is a new cloud-based service that allows users of Nemetschek authoring tools Graphisoft Archicad, Allplan, and Vectorworks to check BIM models as they design.

The SaaS-based offering uses a plug-in to work as a native feature within the authoring tool. It means the designer no longer needs to export the model and open other software to perform basic model checking.

According to the developers, Solibri Inside ensures that every model can be checked upfront before submitting the model to the coordination workflow.

“Today, more models are created than ever, yet many lack the essentials of a good BIM: the information. This missing information makes Quality Assurance impossible to deliver,” said Ville Kyytsönen, Solibri CEO. “Solibri is improving the quality of models by bringing quality checking as part of the model authoring process. With Solibri Inside, we improve the process by enabling more QA early in the process before coordination takes place.”

The first release of Solibri Inside allows the checking of Door & Window clearances and the supporting Level of Information (LOI). The service is a standard free package within Graphisoft Archicad, Allplan and Vectorworks. By registering, more features are unlocked, and the Premium paid package allows the customisation of rule checks to suit a designer’s specific project need – to help ensure everyone in the team works with the same requirements.

Solibri states that the solution will continue to evolve in close cooperation with the users, further automating the QA process.

“Shaping the world starts with integrated solutions based on open BIM standards that lead the industry – one of our key strengths,” said Yves Padrines, CEO Nemetschek Group. “We are delivering inbuilt checking within all three of our authoring solutions. This is quality assurance that starts at the source of every construction project – in the design phase. We are driving digitalization in the industry by offering seamless, high-quality information to pass along the entire construction process in a uniform and efficient manner.”

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Source: AEC