CDV Systems Releases Paper on BIM and CAD to GIS Workflow

Growing BIM and CAD Investments into Facility GIS Rewards

Portsmouth, RI. June 6, 2011 - Building on a lengthy history of successful BIM training and implementation, as well as their full lifecycle BIM services, CDV Systems is proud to introduce to the AEC+O, Facilities Management (FM), and GIS communities a paper entitled “Growing BIM and CAD Investments into Facility GIS Rewards”.

The growing interest in applying Indoor GIS technology  to facilities management applications has now led BIM, CAD and GIS practitioners into a  realm which necessitates a clear and defined passage from legacy and new design BIM & CAD data to a fully constructed GIS GeoDatabase server environment.

This paper briefly outlines a methodology which produces the desired end result: GIS integration with Building Automation Systems, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, Energy Management Systems and Enterprise Asset Management.  This commingling of existing BIM and CAD data with robust GIS systems and techniques has created a new paradigm that offers  facility managers, law enforcement and security personnel, plant operations managers and space utilization managers unprecedented access to disparate and normalized data resources: A BIM and CAD to GIS workflow that creates  a new data source that the geospatial world can utilize for the purposes of Indoor Positioning, RFID, RTLS and Indoor Routing Applications.

The paper is freely available for download from CDV System’s Web site at this link: