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Welcome to the Autodesk FMDesktop Discussion Group.

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06-29-2006 12:33 PM
We encourage your active participation as we grow our community of both FMDesktop end users and the people and organizations that support the use of FMDesktop in the work place. We ask that users who join this user group not only post topics for discussion but also provide active feedback in a helpful courteous manner. By your active participation, the FMDesktop community can share the wealth of knowledge and lessons learned which are contributed into this discussion forum.

Please review and understand the discussion group Ground Rules before participating.

More information on Autodesk FMDesktop is available at http://www.autodesk.com/fmdesktop.


Regards and welcome,

Brian Haines
Product Marketing Manager for FMDesktop
Autodesk, Inc.
*Scott Sheppard [Autodesk]
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Re: Welcome to the Autodesk FMDesktop Discussion Group.

06-30-2006 09:46 AM in reply to: Discussion_Ad
I will be monitoring the newsgroup for items related to DWF!

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We encourage your active participation as we grow our community of both
FMDesktop end users and the people and organizations that support the use of
FMDesktop in the work place. We ask that users who join this user group not
only post topics for discussion but also provide active feedback in a
helpful courteous manner. By your active participation, the FMDesktop
community can share the wealth of knowledge and lessons learned which are
contributed into this discussion forum.

Please review and understand the discussion group Ground Rules before
participating.

More information on Autodesk FMDesktop is available at
http://www.autodesk.com/fmdesktop.


Regards and welcome,

Brian Haines
Product Marketing Manager for FMDesktop
Autodesk, Inc.
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mjwalsh51
Posts: 79
Registered: ‎03-24-2006
Message 3 of 5 (135 Views)

Re: Welcome to the Autodesk FMDesktop Discussion Group.

07-01-2006 07:02 AM in reply to: Discussion_Ad
3D issues & dwf potential?

Our incompleted drawing of our facility is mostly in 3D with AutoCad 2007. It appears that the FM Facility Manager & Link work strictly in 2D. Is there a compelling reason to limit the software to just polylines? It seems that the ability to have 2 way communication with both 3D & 2D solids, blocks, polylines & other entities would be the ideal. By 2 way communication I mean when multiple items are ctrl clicked on in the database form or report the items would change color or highlight or show text or blinks or something etc. When we select the entities in the drawing the selection set should automatically or at our option immediately show as a report. When an entity that was originally put in to the database was deleted the corresponding record would also delete. If there was any orphaned records without a corresponding entity it would have the ability to convey that to the user somehow.

I hope this make sense to you. We have over a hundred pieces of equipment & fixtures which in turn have many individual parts within them. Database of related tables for the parts & procedure info should be connected with these items along with the actual numerous inventory areas that have the specific standby maintenance parts located.

I have read & gone through Scott McFarlane's book on Db Connect & am somewhat familiar with that approach but it seems that FM Desktop could be better. Thanks.
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mark.evans
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Registered: ‎12-22-2004
Message 4 of 5 (135 Views)

Re: Welcome to the Autodesk FMDesktop Discussion Group.

07-05-2006 08:47 AM in reply to: Discussion_Ad
Mike,

Thanks for your suggestions! We are always listening for input from customers.

I have been having some interesting conversations lately with a number of customers who are interested in smart 3D data for maintenance purposes. We are looking at supporting the import of asset and equipment information from Revit and ADT. That would enable us to perform the sort of associations that you describe for inventory, maintenance information, and maintenance procedures. It sounds like you would like to have this in more generic fashion so that you could define your own assets and parameters and represent them as blocks in AutoCAD. We'll put that on our FMDesktop wishlist for consideration as well.

Mark Evans
Product Manager, FM Solutions


Mark Evans
Senior Product Manager
AEC Division, Simulation Product Line
Autodesk, Inc.

*melanie stone
Message 5 of 5 (135 Views)

Re: Welcome to the Autodesk FMDesktop Discussion Group.

07-05-2006 09:07 AM in reply to: Discussion_Ad
WOOhoo!!! FM desktop forum. ~waits for more FM'ers to trickle in and keep me
company~ :smileywink:

wrote in message
news:5223318@discussion.autodesk.com...
We encourage your active participation as we grow our community of both
FMDesktop end users and the people and organizations that support the use of
FMDesktop in the work place. We ask that users who join this user group not
only post topics for discussion but also provide active feedback in a
helpful courteous manner. By your active participation, the FMDesktop
community can share the wealth of knowledge and lessons learned which are
contributed into this discussion forum.

Please review and understand the discussion group Ground Rules before
participating.

More information on Autodesk FMDesktop is available at
http://www.autodesk.com/fmdesktop.


Regards and welcome,

Brian Haines
Product Marketing Manager for FMDesktop
Autodesk, Inc.
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