One of the big projects we’re working on
at the moment is a hospital in Northern England There are various processes done on that in terms of checking, model revisions, checking the product coming out of the factory so clash checks, design iteration checks. We’ve introduced Solibri at three stages of our process. So the first stage, we check the models incoming from the consultants so a property set check to check that the required information is in the model. We also do a geometry clash check and a construction joint check so that we know that the components will fit together within our manufacturing
tolerances. There’s always clashes, simply because we’ve got different designers and teams working on different elements within the same building all at the same time so inevitably you get an amount of clashes. The second stage, we look at the connections between components, so coupling wells, void connection or channel connections between the different types of components to see if that all works. Then the final stage, we do checks for manufacturing ability so within each precast component, we check that it can be manufactured successfully. So we’re not just using the standard clash detection ruleset, we’re also using the component distance to check, say if we’ve got a cast-in coupling, the corresponding parts in the other component within a certain distance so we’re using most of the advanced geometry rulesets. We’re taking the projects from the start to finish. We get to try pretty much all the different
things that Solibri can do maybe at the different stages as we go through so we go in more and more detail as we get through the project. It just gives us that complete reassurance
that when the project is actually put together on site, everything works exactly as it should do.