By James Philip
Validation techniques are becoming more and more important in the use of models. Trying to check a model for content can be very tricky. Where are you supposed to start?
Some time ago, Autodesk published a suite of tools to assist in BIM Level 2 project delivery. One of the tools they released was the Model Checker add-in for Revit. This tool is extremely useful to carry out internal QA/QC procedures on models. It can be used to check for duplication of elements, missing parameters as well as support COBie completeness checks. My colleague James Philip has previously run some classes looking at the use of this tool and has provided some useful video guides in its use.
The Revit 2018 Model Checker is one of the three BIM tools which you can download from Autodesk’s BIM Interoperability Site.
It allows users to check the data from their BIM Models at the designated stages within the BIM Project lifecycle to ensure that is has all been entered and is in the correct format. It is an essential part of the BIM Level 2 requirement. I have divided the instructional videos into the two stages of the process. The second one explains the processing options of the Model Checker.