Assurance solutions company Solibri have announced a COBie extension package for their Solibri Model Checker software.
Solibri Model Checker (SMC) is Solibri’s most popular software platform and takes data from various BIM authoring tools such as Autodesk Revit, Tekla Structures and Graphisoft ArchiCAD and exports it into IFC format.
The COBie extension has two components; COBie platform and resources for local requirements, e.g., UK specific requirements, allowing Solibri users “to collect, validate, visualise, and export COBie data” in the most effective way possible.
Simon Gilbert, Solibri UK’s Technical Services Director described the huge effort the team put into the creation of the extension: “Solibri is uniquely placed to support construction professionals in the delivery of COBie output. The core capabilities in SMC of rules-based checking of models and extracting quality information are at the heart of what is required to produce COBie.
“We have put a huge effort into creating a COBie extension to SMC which is both comprehensive and flexible. There has been a very clear focus on producing an accurate COBie output which can be used, with confidence, in CAFM systems.”
Those currently subscribing to SMC can download the new plug-in for free. Although tailored for UK guidelines right now, a US version will be available soon.
Find out more about the new extension by clicking this link.
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