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August 21, 2013

.txt interoperability the building information management

Thinking about BIMA digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle from inception onward. and its future, I wonder if we have already been using a primitive type of collaboration tool, as for many years I have been using notepad to strip text formatting from many different sources such as word, excel and web sources. So many instead us are focusing on want maybe the ultimate format, we could start with maybe want we have been using for years. And maybe start using this in a different way? Sketch up,¬†for example, has been widely adopted as a concept modeller but it lacks the scheduling capabilities, say Revit has, maybe there is another way to look at solving this problem, maybe use an open-source modeller, and have the schedules attached or linked to the model via an export? Such as a dwf format, where it could be published on a website and all could view and use the model attributes as they required…