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classical1
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Registered: ‎05-25-2005
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importing cad files to fm systems

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05-25-2005 09:46 AM
hello all just trying to find how do i load a cad file drawing to the FM Space drawing software.
*melanie stone
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Re: importing cad files to fm systems

05-25-2005 12:18 PM in reply to: classical1
don't use it myself... lets see what they have to say... of course, as with
every software/hardware site, you never hear the straight-forward technical
details...

what do the help files say? is this a program you pull up? or is it an
add-on to autocad?

http://www.fmsystems.com/products_description.html
FM:smileyfrustrated:pace is seamlessly integrated with AutoCAD, ensuring that your as-built
drawings are easily transformed into data rich facilities tools.


further 'details' about the product are pasted below, copied from their
website...

Products - FM:smileyfrustrated:pace
Comprehensive FM Solution

Our new and powerful FM:smileyfrustrated:pace provides full FM functionality with a cost
effective pricing structure. FM:smileyfrustrated:pace provides your organization with the
comprehensive tools you need for Space Management, Strategic Planning, Lease
and Property Management and Asset Management. FM:smileyfrustrated:pace is seamlessly
integrated with AutoCAD, ensuring that your as-built drawings are easily
transformed into data rich facilities tools.

With FM:smileyfrustrated:pace your organization can:

a.. Analyze and improve space efficiency
b.. Find vacancies and redeploy space
c.. Proactively manage your facilities
d.. Restack and benchmark your facilities
e.. Produce fast and accurate management reports
f.. Track furniture and equipment assets
g.. Produce business contingency plans
h.. Easily customize data and reports to fit your specific needs
The base FM:smileyfrustrated:pace software includes the following four activities:

Space Management

The robust core of FM:smileyfrustrated:pace, Space Management provides tools for managing
all space and employee related aspects of your facilities. Features of Space
Management include automated departmental occupancy reports, vacancy
reporting, tools for improving space efficiency, generating floor plans
color-coded by department, locating staff and automated tracking of employee
moves, adds and changes.

Lease and Property Management

Track critical information about lease agreements and properties using
this flexible and robust module. Features of the lease and property
management module include tracking lease expiration and renewal dates,
evaluating building performance, storing financial data on properties and
tracking owned, leased, and subleased space for multiple properties.

Asset Management

Easy to use functionality for tracking furniture, equipment, computers,
special equipment, life safety systems and artwork. Automatic tracking of
furniture from CAD symbols and tracking of assets by location and ownership
are just some of the features of this module. Asset management can also
interface with bar-code systems if required.

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning activity of FM:smileyfrustrated:pace is a superb tool for
forecasting future space needs - an indispensable feature as organizations
re-stack and re-plan their facilities. FM:smileyfrustrated:pace's powerful strategic
planning functionality will prove instrumental in making real estate and
relocation decisions. Features of FM:smileyfrustrated:pace Strategic Planning include a
visual stacking function which generates automatic stacking scenarios,
seamless integration with your existing space inventory and space
forecasting data, ability to plan using several methods of space forecasting
(i.e. by headcount, area standards, total area) and an excellent visual
analysis tool combined with extensive database reporting functions.

wrote in message news:4856205@discussion.autodesk.com...
hello all just trying to find how do i load a cad file drawing to the FM
Space drawing software.
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fmssupport
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-26-2005
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Re: importing cad files to fm systems

07-26-2005 05:57 AM in reply to: classical1
Are you wanting to connect a current drawing to FM:smileyfrustrated:pace or are you using FM:CAD? Please be more specific.

Also, if you are a licensed customer with FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems, there is a great tool for FAQs and sharing information with other customers:

www.fmsystems.com/forums

Have a great day!
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cafmexpert
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-10-2005
Message 4 of 5 (180 Views)

Re: importing cad files to fm systems

09-10-2005 04:07 PM in reply to: classical1
The largest selling cafm programs utilize a support path, an application loaded in some method, then additional menu items. Some will import the drawing into the application, then you loose the ability to edit the drawing later.
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fmssupport
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-26-2005
Message 5 of 5 (180 Views)

Re: importing cad files to fm systems

10-10-2006 06:39 AM in reply to: classical1
With the tools that FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems provides, you do use a support path and an integrated menu/toolbar. It then creates a bi-directional link from the drawing to the database through the use of polylines and tagged rooms. The Square Footage of rooms is calculated and populates the FM:smileyfrustrated:pace database.

You do NOT lose the ability to edit the drawing later. You can change anything about the drawing. A useful Drawing Check feature allows the user to ensure data integrity.

For more information, you may email info@fmsystems.com.
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