You can update imported IFC models with new versions. You can select to update either a single IFC model or several IFC models at once.
Note that if you update models, you need to manually re-check the model to update the checking results. Issues that are not affected by the update keep their decisions, comments and snapshots. You can see the updated model in 3D when an issue is selected. You need to update the snapshots and other details in issue slides manually.
To update models:
Select a model/models in the Model Tree view. Right-click and select Update Models from the context menu:
Alternatively, click File, then Update Models. The dialog below will then list all the opened models and you can select which ones you wish to update.
The Update Models dialog opens:
Select one of the three updating options:
Update: Requires you to manually carry out this task when you want to update any models. If the filename has changed (revision letter, date etc.) then the new version of the file will need to be located using the Folder icon () at the end of the row. This will need to be done for each model.
Automatic: Updates are done automatically in the background when the software is started, and during a session if the time stamp is changed. Make sure that the new version of your file(s) is located in the same folder where the original model file is, and that it has the same name. The software will update your model automatically.
Prompt: You will get a prompt when the update is available, and the updating starts at your convenience. Make sure that the new version of your file(s) is located in the same folder where the original model file is, and that it has the same name.
After any update or change to the Model Tree structure (IFC added or removed), Solibri will inform you that you have unsynchronised results. You will also notice that:
The rulesets are greyed out and reporting is disabled
Result Summary view is blank
The Results view shows the following message advising to run the check again: "Some models have been modified since the last check is done, please run check to see the results."
To proceed, you must click Check Model/Check Selected to run all the checks again.