Access and mark up drawings within HxGN EAM; calculate floor space using predefined industry standards. Long available in on-premises installations, OpenCAD is now available for SaaS customers and is included as part of the CloudSuite™ Facilities Management offering.
The BIM integration is an advanced module of HxGN EAM, provided and supported by Hexagon and fully integrated into HxGN EAM solution: this means that, with reference to the software, OpenCAD source code is embedded into HxGN EAM Application server and OpenCAD data is stored within the current HxGN EAM database (Oracle or MS SQL Server).The data from the BIM model is extracted into Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format and you can then import the data into HxGN EAM by using a cloud-free plugin that elaborates the IFC model to provide JSON and WexBIM files. These files are uploaded into the system as EAM documents and therefore in compliance with Hexagon security policies.
The advantages of integrating BIM technology with asset management systems, in which HxGN EAM is defined as the leader, are not only the easier and faster handover phase. The visualization of the work built through an immersive and engaging 3D interface makes perceptible a series of elements and the physical and functional relationships between the elements themselves, that had never been possible before. This interface allows, for example, to “see” elements that are within the structures, allowing you to make better decisions when planning general remedial measures or inspection events.
From the BIM model to HxGN EAM:
How to use the BIM metadata to create asset and system master data in the HxGN EAM world: