To start working on an IFC project for the first time, you need to open a model. Importing multiple IFC models from various disciplines creates a federated model, which allows design coordination and interdisciplinary checks.
Every time you open a new model, you must ensure that the model discipline is correct.
To open a model:
Click File, then Open Model.
Select the file(s) and and click Open.
When you open an IFC model for the first time, a dialog opens and you need to ensure the model discipline and category. If you open a saved SMC file, the discipline settings option is not given.
For more detailed information on model disciplines and categories, see Setting Model Short Name, Discipline and Category.
Click OK. The model is opened and you see the Model layout.
The easiest way to access existing Solibri projects is clicking File, then Recent. You can also pin models to appear at the top of the list. If you pin multiple models, the latest model which was opened occupies the top spot.