BIM Model Checkers
GSA has begun the development of Model Checking rules files. These files are only in the beginning stages of development and are provided as a starting point for continued work. As with any automated tools in the design and construction process, these must be used with the utmost caution.
GSA makes no representation as to their effectiveness as a design or construction tool. The use of these, or any automated model checking rules, in no way modifies the standard of care responsibilities to GSA of the data creator. All files provided are for the benefit of the data creator only and are to be used at their sole risk.
Use of these electronic files will be at the recipient’s sole risk and without liability to GSA. The recipient shall indemnify and hold harmless GSA, and our consultants and agents, and employees of any of them from and against claims, damages, losses and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, arising out of the use of these electronic files.
Currently there are two rules files under development. The first is to check compliance against the P100 design guide while the second is for checking against the ABAAS (Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard). As mentioned above these file are not complete or verified to be accurate. Use at your own risk.
WARNING: The current rules files are prone to returning false positives. For example, some missing information will pass as though complete and some standard names pass that should not pass.
Autodesk Revit Model Review
Autodesk Revit Model Review is a plug-in for the Revit platform that validates the accuracy and consistency of your project(s), including correction options, which ensures your model is complete and correct.
For instruction in the use of Autodesk Revit Model Review, consult the official Autodesk documentation.
- Begin by downloading the GSA Model Review rules [ZIP - 864 KB]. -
- Then download and install the Autodesk Revit Model Review plug-in.
- Once Model Review is installed, add the GSA Model Review rules using the profile pull-down menu in the Manage standards plug-in.
- Use the download rules to check your model.
- Make sure to review the Autodesk documentation on working with the check results.
Note: The Revit Model Review rules were originally developed for Revit 2011. Use of the rules on new versions of Revit will require the user to first validate their functionality on the version being used.
Solibri Model Checker Rules
Solibri Model Checker is an application used for validating BIM data.
Using the File Layout tool