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Automated Configuration of Model Audit

Shows how Deep Space Model Audit configures itself automatically and how you can modify settings

This document describes the recommended way to configure Deep Space for automated model audit.

Model Audit Automatic Configuration

Before the Model Audit datasets are refreshed, an automated procedure for Preflight Model Audit settings is run.


This procedure takes the following steps automatically:

  • Sets Control File and Makes Sure Only 1 x Control File Exists

  • Creates Dataset Refresh Log

Model Audit Manual Setup Checklist

  1. Create a Project

  2. Sync a Model or Models from Revit

  3. Nominate 1 x Model as the Control File

  4. Create Teams and Allocate Files to Teams. Use Special Disciplines where possible.

Special Discipline List for Model Audit

These Disciplines are used on the Model Audit Home Page:

  • Architecture

  • Structure

  • Mechanical

  • Hydraulic (or Plumbing)

  • Electrical

  • Fire

Other Disciplines are not shown on the Home Page.

DS Command Model Audit Management

Below various points are covered in more detail.


  • For each File, define the Workset Set

  • Ensure that the Workset Set contains at least 1 Workset entry (you can define one workset as the datum workset) 

Project Phases

  • Navigate to BIM Manager - Project Phases and define your Project phase requirements (this can be done with a script from the Control File)


Revit Version

  • Navigate to BIM Manager - Project BIM Protocols and add the applicable Revit Version for the Project (this can be done with a script)

Levels (Legacy Method, Replaced By Control File)

  • Navigate to BIM Manager - Levels and define your Project Levels (this can be done with a script from the Control File)

Grids (Legacy Method, Replaced By Control File)

  • Navigate to BIM Manager - Grids and define your project grid names (this can be done with a script from the Control File) 


Required Views

  • Navigate to BIM Manager - Views and define your view requirements. You can define required 3D or RCP views by Level, with or without a suffix

Refresh (Legacy Method)

Once you have defined the above settings:


  • Open the Model Audit Report template in PowerBI

  • Edit - Parameters and ensure you set the Source File ID correctly

  • Press Refresh in PowerBI 

  • Once Refreshed, save the Report with a unique filename and optionally Publish to your dedicated Client PowerBI Workspace 

Comments and Actions

You can optionally add Comments and Actions to the report: 

  • Once the Report has refreshed, navigate through the Report pages

  • If you see any high priority actionable items, navigate to Files - BIM Files - and click the blue hyperlink next to the File you are auditing

  •  Click Comments and Add New Comments

  • Type your comment in the top field, then tick the "Show As Audit Note" option

  • You can optionally describe the action needed to rectify the issue - click on the blue hyperlink on a Comment row

  • Jump to the Comments table

  • Click Action Required and Add New Action

  • Define the required action and Save the record