The verification table (also often referred to as compliance matrix) is an overview that shows all the verification data (i.e. phases, methods, responsible users, outcomes, demonstration documents) in a tabular form.
The verification table can be found under the verification heading in the navigation bar.
See below for a further explanation. First we’ll explain the selections that you can make before loading the table and then the filter options in the table itself. Last but not least, we’ll explain a couple of useful actions and tips & tricks.
The verification table can be quite large as it contains all requirements, and all the verification information that is associated with these requirements.
To make the table workable, it is therefore best to make a (pre)selection of what you want to see. By applying (and combining) the right selections, you will more easily be able to set up or execute a verification plan.
In the selection window, you can make selections for:
- Verification data (e.g. selecting a particular verification phase)
- Requirements data (e.g. selecting a particular requirements tree)
Below, we will explain each of the selections.
There are various selections for the kind of verifications you want to see:
Verifications can take place in different phases (e.g concept design, technical design, execution, …). You use this selection to filter on the phase that is relevant for you (NB verification phases can be added via the verification settings menu)
The term verification plan refers to specifications concerning how, when and by whom a verification has to be done. Filtering on present will give you all the requirements that have to be verified.
Verifications can be assigned to different persons, roles or organizations. Use this selection to see the verifications that are assigned to a particular person, role or organization.
Verification obviously have outcomes, such as ‘compliant’ or ‘non-compliant’ (depending on how you have defined these). Use this selection to find verifications with a particular outcome or verifications that lack an outcome (which means that they still have to be done)
You can use the selections below to select particular sets of requirements (e.g. all system requirements, all process requirements etc.).
Use this selection to select a particular tree (e.g. spaces tree or systems & elements tree). In addition, you can use the Select tree part button to select a particular part of the selected tree (e.g. particular part of the building or a particular type of systems).
Trees can contain different types of objects (e.g. building, group of spaces, spaces, outdoor spaces, …). Use this filter to focus on one particular type of object.
Objects may be ‘tagged’ with labels. Use this filter if you only want to see objects with a particular label.
This selection is only available when you have selected the tree Spaces & locations – project objects and when working with typicals. It allows you to select spaces or segments that are the instances of a particular typical object (e.g. meeting room or toilet space).
With this selection you can refine your search results by choosing a specific requirement subject. For example, for the spaces tree, you can find requirement types like visual or acoustic comfort.
Once you have made your selections, click on the Show button to get to the table.
In the table itself, you will see quite a number of columns. These columns are grouped in the following way:
- Requirement (what needs to be verified)?
- RFC (possible change requests concerning a requirement)
- Phase (when does a requirement need to be verified?)
- Verification plan (how and by whom should the verification be executed?)
- Verification result (what is the outcome of the verification?)
All five are discussed below.
The first group of columns displays information about the requirements that will be (or have been) verified.
This is the object to which a requirement belongs. Filtering in this column is very useful when looking for the requirements of a particular system or element (e.g. the HVAC system)
This column show what type of requirement it concerns. Filtering in this column is very useful when you want tie verification information to a particular type of standard property (e.g. floor heights) or a particular type of relation (e.g. adjacency relations).
This column shows objects that are related to the objects in the first column. For example power sockets that need to be placed in rooms, or the interface relations between different systems.
This concerns the value or quantity of a requirement (e.g. 20 m2 or 4 items in the case of power sockets).
The unique identifier of a requirement.
Deviation (only relevant when working with typicals)
An indication whether a requirement is deviating from a typical’s requirement or not. This column is useful when you want to focus on deviations in your verification plan.
RFC stands for request-for-change. This column can be used to view and create RFCs. This can be relevant when a verification activity indicates that a requirement isn’t smart or feasible and should be changed.
The Phase part shows the relevant verification phase. Note: this column is only shown when you have selected multiple phases in the selection window.
Next to the phase column the verification plan is displayed. This part of the table is used to set up the verification plan. It features the following two columns:
This first column features check boxes that are linked to the ‘Phase’ column. By checking a box, you determine if the requirement should be verified in that specific phase.
In this can select and see who is responsible for the execution of the verification.
In addition to these two, there may be other columns (e.g. method), but that depends on the model’s verification settings.
This part of the table shows information related to the outcome of the verification.
This part contains at least two columns:
The Outcome column displays the outcome of the executed verification, this can be something like Not compliant or Compliant. The options in the dropdown menu are also customizable and are set up in the verification settings.
The Demonstration document columns gives you the option to select a demonstration document to demonstrate that solutions are compliant with the client’s requirements. By clicking on + Select, you will get a pop-up that shows different options for this.
More columns can be added in the verification settings menu as described here.
Useful actions, tips & tricks
A filter icon is located at the top of each column in the verification table. With these filters you can filter the requirements and verifications to complete specific searches. Clicking on the filter, depending on which columns, you will be able to select on what part you want to filter on or you will be able to search by typing in a text field.
The sorting icons are located on top of each column. These are defined in an arrow pointing down and an arrow pointing up. Click on the arrow pointing down to sort in ascending order, click on the arrow pointing up to sort in descending order.
Increase display range
The display range is the number of rows per page that are displayed. This can be changed, thereby giving you fewer pages when increasing this number. This setting is located at the bottom of the page. By clicking on the number per page you will get the option to change this number. You can change this to either 10, 25 or 50 per page.
Within the verification table you are able to drag cells. If all square meters floor area, for example, need to be verified by the architect, you can select it once and then drag it down to quickly assign architect to all square meters floor area verifications, as shown below.