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Clash Detection Dialog

Allows you to identify sets of elements to be used for the detection of physical clashes and clearance problems between the elements. Also used to review, track, manage, group and save clashes. All jobs that you create are stored in the active file along with the results of the clash detection operation. You can also store the job in a DGNLib.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Ribbon: Modeling > Analyze > Clash Detection > Clash Detection

Create a New Job

Adds a new entry to the job list with the default name, Untitled Job. Untitled Job is highlighted and ready to be renamed.
Save the Selected Job to Disk

Saves the job setup for future use. The job is saved in the active local file.
Duplicate the Selected Job

Copies the selected job. When you click the icon, a new entry is added, ready for a name change.
Update the Selected Job from the Library

Synchronizes the local job to match the one in the DGN library.
Create a New Group

Creates a new group to which you can add clashes. When you click the icon, a new entry is added, ready for a name change.

Deletes your selection from the All Jobs list box. Deletes the selected job, the results, or a selected group. If a group with results is selected for deletion, all the clash results in that group, move to the parent directory. This icon is not available if the selected job is a library job.
All Jobs List Box Lists the jobs created for clash detection. Once you run a clash detection job, a Results directory displays in the list box under the job name. Pause the pointer over the Results entry to see if the clash detection is successful, the number of clashes detected, and when the clash detection was last run. If any clash groups are created, they also display under the results of that job.

Jobs can be local or from a library or a job whose local and library copies match. You can save and then modify local copies of the jobs. Once a job is copied locally, it is not automatically synchronized with the library job. It can, however, be manually synchronized.

The grey book icon indicates that the job has not been copied locally.

A filled blue book icon identifies a local job.

A green check mark appears next to the job when it has been copied locally, and still matches the library job.

The blue delta icon appears next to a job if it has been copied locally, but no longer matches the library copy.

Right-clicking the Jobs list box opens a menu with options identical to the items on the Job menu.

  • New Job
  • Duplicate Job
  • Rename Job
  • Save Job
  • Delete Job
  • Update Job from Library

Displays when a clash detection job is run and clashes are detected. Click to open the Results tab of the dialog to view the list of clashes.

Displays if you create group(s) of clashes. Click to view the clashes in the selected group.
Job > New Job Same as clicking the New Job icon.
Job > Save Job Same as clicking the Save Job icon.
Job > Duplicate Job Same as clicking the Duplicate Job icon.
Job > Rename Job Allows you to rename the job.
CLASHDETECTION JOB RENAME <job name> <new name>
Job > Delete Job Deletes the job.
Job > Update Job from Library Same as clicking the Update From Library icon.
Job > Process Job Same as clicking the Process button.
Job > Visualize Sets If on, highlights the elements in the color (red or blue) set on the Criteria tab for Set A and Set B.
Job > Advanced Settings Opens the Advanced Settings dialog, which includes settings for touching tolerance, element clearance, and clash discovery limit.
Job > Exit Closes the Clash Detection dialog.
Results > Clear All Deletes all the clash information from the Results tab.
Results > Export All > Excel/CSV Exports the clash results to an Excel spreadsheet, including groups of clashes.
Results > Export All > GPS Opens the Export GPS File dialog, which allows you to export the clash location(s) to a GPS system. To allow this export, you first need to define a Geographic Coordinate System. Controls on this dialog are analogous to those on the Save As dialog.
Results > Display Settings Opens the Clash Display Settings dialog, which allows you to set color, transparency, highlight and zoom values for clashes.
Criteria tab Used to select levels, references, or named groups to be included in the clash detection job.
Rules tab Used to turn on or off and manipulate suppression rules for the clash detection.
Results tab Displays the details of each clash as well as the properties of the clashing elements.
Process Click Process to begin the clash detection. A Clash Detection Progress bar opens, informing you of the number of clashes found.

After the initial opening of the Clash Detection dialog and creating and processing a job, you can use the key-in CLASHDETECTION PROCESS <job name> to process a clash detection job and save the results without opening the Clash Detection dialog.

Close Closes the Clash Detection dialog. If you close the dialog without saving the job, you will lose all changes.