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*melanie stone
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Building Systems for FM?

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03-10-2005 10:08 AM
Just looking into the future and speculating a little. I have loved watching people work with Inventor and Revit, some very cool stuff with intelligence built into the drawing. I was very exicted to hear about the advent of the Building Systems products, and during the Revit mixer I attended 2 years ago, there was speculation that Revit could be used in for Facilities Management. Now, I am hearing talk of Revit having a suite with MEP capabilities (um, I think it might already be able to handle electrical stuff?). How soon will this be practical to use from an FM standpoint? Do/will they have viewers so that my mechanics could look stuff up at any pc without having to own Revit? How large of a building/facility will a file be practical for? Any thoughts, speculations, etc? I know something like this that would actually work is probably a few years off (not to mention getting all of the archived info into the working model and keeping it up to date), but, I am having fun thinking about it.
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JEREMIAHM
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Message 2 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

03-23-2005 02:54 PM in reply to: *melanie stone
As far a viewing without revit goes...

DWF now allows for 3D viewing and it can also store DB and OD from map in the dwf file.

I think those are the components to solve your problem, but I don't know how DWF and Revit get along...

Jeremiah
*melanie stone
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Re: Building Systems for FM?

03-24-2005 10:01 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Good point, and pdf now allows for 3d viewing.... but, I am hardly going to want to recreate all of my files in a second format (is the problem I am having now, adesk dropped voloview express in favor of dwf, and I switched to bentley view and am still hassling with getting it installed on everyone's machines), it isn't practical and I flat don't want to do it and don't think I should have to. :smileywink: I don't know how revit does dwf either. I'm sure there will be interesting developments as they further develop intelligence within drawings. "JEREMIAHM" wrote in message news:6169492.1111618500843.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > As far a viewing without revit goes... > > DWF now allows for 3D viewing and it can also store DB and OD from map in > the dwf file. > > I think those are the components to solve your problem, but I don't know > how DWF and Revit get along... > > Jeremiah
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bhaines
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Registered: ‎06-29-2005
Message 4 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 08:40 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Melanie and Jeremiah,

Revit Building 8 has excellent support of 3D .dwf. What is really nice about it is that you can create your 3D .dwf and open with Composer and navigate through all of the object data as well as all of the default views and user views from the original Revit drawing.

Clicking on an object name in the Composer navigation window highlights that object in the 3D view.
*melanie stone
Message 5 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 09:20 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
cool to know... how is the object data shown?

wrote in message news:4888438@discussion.autodesk.com...
Melanie and Jeremiah,

Revit Building 8 has excellent support of 3D .dwf. What is really nice
about it is that you can create your 3D .dwf and open with Composer and
navigate through all of the object data as well as all of the default views
and user views from the original Revit drawing.

Clicking on an object name in the Composer navigation window highlights that
object in the 3D view.
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bhaines
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-29-2005
Message 6 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 09:53 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Melanie,

Please see the attached image. Object lists are maintained in the left Composer Navigation window. When you select an object it highlights in the dwf viewing window and loads the details of the object in the left panel at the bottom as well.

-Brian
*melanie stone
Message 7 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 11:10 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
oooh, sweet... Thanks for the illustration... :smileyhappy:

wrote in message news:4888587@discussion.autodesk.com...
Melanie,

Please see the attached image. Object lists are maintained in the left
Composer Navigation window. When you select an object it highlights in the
dwf viewing window and loads the details of the object in the left panel at
the bottom as well.

-Brian
*melanie stone
Message 8 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 11:12 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
oh, wait, composer, you say? so, will the object data, etc be accessible via
the dwf viewer also?

wrote in message news:4888438@discussion.autodesk.com...
Melanie and Jeremiah,

Revit Building 8 has excellent support of 3D .dwf. What is really nice
about it is that you can create your 3D .dwf and open with Composer and
navigate through all of the object data as well as all of the default views
and user views from the original Revit drawing.

Clicking on an object name in the Composer navigation window highlights that
object in the 3D view.
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bhaines
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-29-2005
Message 9 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 11:30 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Melanie,

I use Composer but I went ahead and tried in the regular .dwf viewer and it worked as well.

-Brian
*melanie stone
Message 10 of 12 (165 Views)

Re: Building Systems for FM?

06-29-2005 11:37 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
sweeet... just have to double-check, you know... :smileywink:

wrote in message news:4888754@discussion.autodesk.com...
Melanie,

I use Composer but I went ahead and tried in the regular .dwf viewer and it
worked as well.

-Brian
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