Expediting Issue Management
Tips and Tricks • Central Innovation • 25 August 2015
SMC gives you flexibility when it comes to managing the issues that are found during your checks. We are going to introduce you to a shortcut, while still capturing all the information you need.
When reviewing the checking results in the Solibri Model Checker, you can assign responsibility for problems and identify additional components that are related to an issue directly from the Checking Tab; there is no need to wait until you have generated a Presentation to add this information.
From the Checking Tab, right-click an issue and choose “Add Slide.”
The Issue Details window will appear. Here, from the Issue Details tab, we can populate any comments that may be needed or add descriptions of the issue. Also, location can be manually edited if there are other details (grid locations, for example) that you want to include.
Once you have finished adding any necessary details to the Issue, move to the Coordination Tab.
Coordination information can be added at this stage of the review process. That information can include information about the model (name and author), as well as the status of an issue, and even the party that is responsible for addressing or resolving that issue. In the example below, the Status will be changed to ‘Assigned’.
By selecting the + sign next to the Responsibilities box, we are prompted with a window that lists some suggested responsible parties: ARC, MEP, STR.
Here, we can choose from the list provided, or we can input our own responsible parties by adding a row and inserting a name, company, email address, or any other contact information.
Once you have finished adding any necessary contact and status details for the Coordination Tab, move to the Components Tab.
The Components Tab lists all the components related to the issue. In our example, we have created an Issue out of two segments of Duct that are Intersecting with a single Beam, so those are the components listed. It is possible to add additional Related Components. To do so, you must go back to the model and Select (or, add to selection basket) the components you wish to add.
In the below example, our issues are occurring over two different spaces, or rooms. So, we can select these spaces (as shown) using the selection tool and then go back to our issue and add the additional components.
To add the spaces to the Related Components list, choose the Add from Selection Basket option in the Issue Details window, and select Ok.
This process of generating information about the checking results at the point of the issues creation saves review time later, especially if there is no need for future review or approval by a third party. Since here we are already in the Issue Details window, it is much quicker to take care of these issues on the fly from the Checking Tab then waiting until a Presentation has been generated.