• How to change the language of my model?

    BriefBuilder comes in multiple languages and you can choose the language for your model when creating it. It can be, however, that you want to switch language after you have created the project model. E.g. you started out in Danish, but want to change to English because you are aiming…

  • How to switch object type

    Sometimes, you want to change the type of an object. For example: it can happen that you have just created a nicely specified system, but that you are finding out that it would have been better if it were a spatial element (e.g. because you want to link it to…

  • Connecting to a document management system (DMS)

    You might wish to use documents from a document management system (DMS) in BriefBuilder. The most common reason for this is usually verification. You can support your verification result by connecting your verification to certain demonstration documents (e.g. test reports). These documents are often stored and managed in a DMS….

  • Request for Change (7.32 min)

    The Requests for Change (RFCs) feature helps you to systematically log, assess, and accept or reject change requests in relation to requirements. The video above shows you how to utilize this feature to its fullest extent. Click on CC to turn on English or Dutch subtitles.

  • Requirements Overview

    In the main menu, under Overviews, you can find the Requirements Overview. This is a relatively simple overview which shows all the requirements in your model in a table format. In that sense, it is quite similar to the Analysis and Verification tables. Selections and Filters Once you open up…

  • What are Object IDs?

    When working in BriefBuilder, you may have noticed that all objects (spaces, connections, systems, users etc.) have an ID. These object IDs can be seen at the top of each detail view. See image below. These IDs are automatically generated and they are unique. They are also ‘fixed’ in the…

  • Guide & tutorial videos

    Below is a compilation of all our videos explaining several of BriefBuilder’s features. Quick guides are short, brief explanations without a voiceover that showcase how to perform certain actions in BriefBuilder. Our tutorial series is longer and more in-depth, including plenty of practical examples and tips through a voiceover for…

  • Working with requirement texts

    Introduction In some projects, project teams work with textual requirements instead of model-based requirements, as we normally do in BriefBuilder.  In particular in the civil engineering and energy sector, the use of requirement texts is still widespread and it is not always possible to transform these texts into model-based requirements…

  • Error “User name already in use”. What now?

    When creating new users in your model, it can be that you get the following error notification: This username is already in use. (English version) Dette brugernavn er allerede i brug. (Danish version) Dieser Benutzername wird bereits verwendet. (German version) Cet identifiant est déjà utilisé. (French version) Dette brukernavnet er…

  • Object classification/numbering

    Introduction Classifications and numberings are frequently used to identify and categorize objects in models—be it spaces, systems or even facility management services. BriefBuilder provides a dedicated table for this purpose. This table allows you to add one or more classifications or numbers to an object, e.g. numberings for rooms or…