Nemetschek Group sister companies Vectorworks Inc. and Solibri have partnered to offer users of the Vectorworks Architect BIM platform a more streamlined way to deliver quality assurance on BIM models.
The new solution is a SaaS-based solution that brings the power of Solibri’s market-leading BIM model-checking software to BIM solutions in a fully integrated manner.
“Quality assurance is a critical component of BIM, but many architecture firms have historically lacked a robust way to accurately and efficiently check their models,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “We’re proud to alleviate this pain point for our users in collaboration with Solibri through this integrated, flexible, and time-saving solution. Solibri Inside provides automatic rule-based checking in a convenient application, so architects can confidently deliver high-quality, precise designs every time.”
With Solibri Inside—a new feature delivered in the Vectorworks 2023 Service Pack 3—users can ensure their BIM models comply with building regulations, national and international standards, or a specific project’s BIM requirements. And they can do this seamlessly within their workflow before sharing BIM model work with other project stakeholders.
“Today sees another step towards ‘better BIM,’” said Solibri CEO Ville Kyytsönen. “Solibri’s mission is to improve the quality of digital construction. BIM is essential in this mission – it is the ‘single source of truth.’ Solibri is improving the quality of models by bringing quality checking as part of the model authoring process. With Solibri Inside, we improve the process by enabling more QA early in the process before coordination takes place.”
Using Solibri Inside
Using Solibri Inside requires the Vectorworks user to install the plug-in now through the new Partner Installation Palette using the latest Vectorworks 2023 and service pack 3. The first release of Solibri Inside comes with a free standard package for checking door and window clearances and supporting Level of Information (LOI) in your Vectorworks BIM model.
Users can step up features in a premium paid package by registering with Solibri, and this package will provide much deeper levels of modeling checking capability, including customized rule checks to meet their project’s BIM requirements.
For more information on utilizing Solibri Inside within Vectorworks, visit www.