This article collects the file formats which can be opened or imported by Solibri Anywhere, Site and Office. Note that files created with a Trial version for Solibri Office are locked to a specific user and machine.
The following native file formats can be opened with all Solibri products:
SMC: This is the native format of a Solibri project and contains the following:
Building Geometry (from one or more imported sources)
All components and their relationships
Rulesets used for checking
Checking results and decisions made by the user
User-defined information (such as compartments used in some rules)
SMCT: This is the format of a project created with a Trial version of Solibri Office. The file can only be opened by the Trial user on the registered machine – or, after the Trial has expired, by the same user with a commercial license.
The following file formats can be imported by all Solibri products:
IFC: An IFC (Industry Foundation Class) is an open, vendor independent BIM model definition created by BuildingSMART International. The IFC model consists an advanced 3D geometry for the building elements with the main focus on information exchange between applications and contains:
Commonly agreed definitions for the building elements (walls, doors, windows, spaces etc.)
Relationships between the elements
Basic project structure
Solibri's products support IFC R1.5.1, IFC R2.0, IFC 2x, IFC2x2, IFC2x3 and IFC4 releases; you can open a model from any IFC compliant BIM application and check it. Solibri's IFC R2.0 and IFC 2x implementations are certified by the BuildingSMART organization.
IFCZIP: This is a ZIP compressed format consisting of an embedded IFC model.
The following file formats can be imported by Solibri Site and Solibri Office:
ZIP (with compressed content): This is a standard ZIP compressed file containing IFC, DWG or PDF content.
DWG: This is a proprietary binary file format used for storing 2D and 3D design data and metadata. Solibri Site and Solibri Office support the import of 3D geometry only and rely completely on components being placed on appropriate layers which are mapped to IFC Element Types.
PDF: The Portable Document Format was developed by Adobe in the 1990’s. Solibri Site and Solibri Office can overlay 2D PDF documents such as plans, sections or elevations directly in the 3D model to visualise information that is otherwise not available.
XLS/XLSX: Data from an Excel spreadsheet can be imported to classifications and rules to populate fields in classification names, classification rules and fields in various rules.
Direct communication with ARCHICAD: The extension allows a bi-directions link and direct communication between ARCHICAD and Solibri. In addition, all findings in Solibri can be pinpointed in ARCHICAD for easy and instant review.