You can follow along with this article using the example file available through the link below: http://www.cadtec.com.br/index.php?redirect=http://solibri.com.br/
SMC BuiLding – Model Comparisons.smc
The example linked above was modified using the same IFC files and ruleset from the previous “MODEL COMPARISON – SOL/206” article. The image below shows which rules have been added based on the specific type of comparison to be checked:
Next, we’ll look at the Modified results category and the Identifications checkbox parameter of the Model Comparison rule.
In the Results view, after selecting the “Component Comparison” rule, you’ll notice results with “Reported Property” listed last in the sub-category:
Notice again that the Added and Removed categories are still listed in the Results view. The Compare checkboxes in the rule parameter only determine what will be listed under the Modified category. If a component is added or removed in the model, it will always be listed regardless of what checkboxes are marked.
When the geometry of a component has changed, it will likely cause a change in the location properties and quantity properties of the component as well. Notice in the image titled “Component Comparison – Door Results and Info Views”, that the Global X property has changed. Since the double door is now larger, its Global X location property has shifted along the wall. Also, its Area, Width, and Frame Length quantity properties are larger as well.
The Location of an object can change without its geometry changing by simply moving it. In the image below, you can see the four sinks in the model were raised by 20 mm, though their geometry remains the same:
In the rule PSET Common Properties Comparison, the rule parameters have the Property Sets check box marked and the table is populated with all of the various common property sets in the Property Set Name column. The Property Name column contains an asterisk to denote that any property found under the property set is to be checked for changes.