This rule checks that a component meets another component below or above itself. For Example, walls or slabs can be chosen as the 'Checked Components' whereas in the 'Touching Components' table, the components that are expected to touch the surface of the wall above or below themselves can be chosen.
The rule parameters are:
Here, you can define the components that are supposed to be defined as the 'Checked Components', i.e. the components that are supposed to be touched by the other touching components. This parameter works the same way as the table in Filtering view.
Similar to the 'Checked Components' as a Rule parameter. It can be used to define a component that is checked as a 'Touching Component', such as a column, beam, wall, stair etc, depending on the scenario in which it is used and specified. This parameter works the same way as the table in Filtering view.
Surface of Checked Components:
Allows you to specify the surface that should be touched for the checked component(s). There are two options available from the drop-down list: Bottom Surface and Top surface. If you select the 'Bottom Surface', the bottom surface of the checked component is considered while checking it with the 'touching component' and if the 'Top Surface' is selected, the top surface of the checked component is considered while checking it with the 'touching component'.
This parameter lets you specify a required coverage ratio in percentage. The rule checks that the given percentage of the selected surface such as 'bottom surface' or 'top surface' for the component specified in 'Checked Components' must be touched by the Touching Components.
Lets you set the acceptable gap between the components.
Ignore Top Floor When Checking Top Surface:
If this check box is checked on, top surfaces are not checked from the components located in the topmost floor of the building.
Specifies the minimum coverage area for the touching component. It means that the touching component must touch the 'checked components' at least to the specified extent. The units used here to specify the value are area units such as square meter, square feet and square inches.
It set the acceptable height for the vertical intersection of a component.
Ignore Bottom Floor When Checking Bottom Surface:
If this check box is checked on, bottom surfaces are not checked from the components located in the lowest floor of the building.
Analysing the results:
An issue is created for each component, which does not touch a component surface below or above itself. Issues are organized according to the component type, surface, and construction type of the checked component.
The component itself is attached to the issue. Also, the nearest possible touching components are attached to the issue as information. This helps in analyzing issues.
The rule does not have a report.
The rule does not have any tools.