*Glynnis Patterson - Ideate
Message 1 of 3 (121 Views)

Searching your building database?

121 Views, 2 Replies
07-10-2006 01:51 PM
I'm just now delving into Facilities Manager and the Link. Can anyone tell
me if there's a good tool to search on the building database from the
Facility Manager (other than customizing Access)? I'm assuming that if I'm
using the Link to publish spacial data and UDF fields to capture other
building specific data that I could run queries such as: create a list of
buildings that have 5 bedrooms but are less than 2000 SF total. Will the
Dynamic Plan Views be the best way to approach this? Can the UDF fields be
part of this query?


Glynnis Patterson, Architect
Director - Services Development
Ideate Inc.
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-12-2006
Message 2 of 3 (121 Views)

Re: Searching your building database?

07-12-2006 05:35 AM in reply to: *Glynnis Patterson - Ideate
Most of the existing search tool are space focused, i.e., show me all bedrooms? These can be filtered by building or floor. You can create reports that meet your specific needs.

Do you often find the need to search building specific information, rather than space specific?
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎08-17-2006
Message 3 of 3 (121 Views)

Re: Searching your building database?

08-18-2006 05:31 AM in reply to: *Glynnis Patterson - Ideate
Before you get too far down the road with your dataset, take note: UDF fields in FMD can be very difficult to report on.

FM Desktop User's Group
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.