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Before performing the following procedure, you must first manually configure the Intergraph Smart 3D Interference Detection Service on the computer with the service installed. For more information, see Configure Interference Service properties.

  1. In the Project Management tree, right-click the Interference Server icon under the model for which you want to start Database Detect, and then click the Properties Command.

  2. In the Interference Server Settings Dialog, assign interference checking priorities to aspects.

    Maintenance, for example, is a typical aspect listed in the Aspect column. If a check of this aspect is important, you can indicate the priority as Required. If Maintenance is low priority or not important, you can indicate the priority as Optional or Not Checked.

  3. Specify the interference comparison criteria:

    Required - Required

    Defines interferences classified as hard/hard. For example, one pipe physically intersects with another pipe. Severe interferences are shown in red.

    Required - Optional

    Defines interferences that are not as severe and are classified as hard/soft. For example, one pipe overlaps the optional aspect of the other object. Optional interferences are shown in yellow.

    Optional - Optional

    Defines interferences that are not severe and are classified as soft/soft. For example, the maintenance aspect of one piece of equipment overlaps the maintenance aspect of another. Optional interferences are shown in yellow.

    Smart 3D - External Data

    Considers objects outside the active model for interferences. For Local Detect, this option is enabled by default. For Database Detect, this box must be checked if you want attached Reference 3D models, inserted MicroStation and AutoCAD files to be considered. This option only checks objects against objects in external references and also checks for interferences between two external R3D objects.

    Smart 3D - Point Cloud

    Considers Smart 3D objects and point cloud objects for interferences. For Database Detect, this option must be selected to consider Smart 3D objects and point cloud objects. For Local Detect, select the Smart 3D Point Cloud check box to consider local interferences. The point cloud must have a valid connection to the model with no unresolved vendor licensing issues for this check box to be available.

  4. In the Include clearance list, select the needed clearance rule. Clearance interferences are shown in green.

  5. From the Assign results to permission group box, choose the permission group to which all the detected interferences are assigned.

  6. In the Marker size field, type the value for the size of the interference symbols that generate in the model. Choose a marker size that is clearly readable, but one that does not interfere with the smaller details in the workspace view.

  7. Click Start on the Database Detect tab. After you click Start, the Status tab on the Interference Server Settings dialog box displays the progress of the processing for parts that existed previously and for new or changed parts during the run.

If the IFC Server detects that your system resources are too low (due to a significant process requiring the majority of system memory), then the IFC process stops and displays a message box notifying you that the service has stopped for this reason. The IFC process will automatically attempt to restart when it runs out of memory.

  • The Intergraph Smart 3D Interference Detection service does not consume a license when it starts. It consumes a license only while processing the model. See Checking Interferences.

  • To start the server interference detection process, you must have at least Read access to all objects in the model and Read access to the model itself. Access privileges are assigned for each permission group in the Project Management task. During the IFC process, if the software denies access to an object, the server process stops and a message appears.

  • To view the status of the database interference detection process, right-click the Interference Server icon in the Project Management tree, and click Properties. On the Interference Server Settings dialog box, click the Status tab.

  • When the database interference check process is running, only the Stop command is available. When the process is not running, the Start command and all process property gadgets are available. The Stop command is not available.

  • When the database interference check is running and you add any permission group without Read permissions for the server, the server automatically receives Read permissions and finds collisions with the placed objects in that permission group.

  • When you modify permission groups in Project Management, the host for the existing, running task does not receive the changes. To update the information, you must exit and restart the interference detection process.