FM:Systems: Five new features of the FM:Interact 2017 release


We are very excited to announce the release of FM:Interact 2017. With this release, we’ve enhanced previous functions to improve user experience, and created brand new ones in order for organizations to get the most effective utilization of their space. So let’s get to it. What are the new functions?

1. Scenario Planning

You’ve been hearing some whispers about it, but now it’s fully developed! The Scenario Planning module provides you with the ability to create, visualize and “try on” potential space situations, such as build-outs, expansions, reorganizations, consolidations or reconfigurations — so you’ll be prepared no matter what happens…

2. FMx5 Markup & Measure

Markup and Measure provides users with the ability to draw and create spaces DIRECTLY on the FMx5 floor plan. After you save, you can see those changes reflected in AutoCAD real-time. This one is my personal favorite…

3. Data Change Request

To maintain the integrity of your Space Data, the ability to make changes are usually limited to Power Users and Space Planners. With this release, general users can now request changes to space while allowing planners and administrators the ability to review, accept or reject those changes before they ever hit production…

4. Data Auditing

You now have the ability to track everything that happens to your FM:Interact data by having visibility into all data actions performed by system users. This gives you insight on why a record has been modified, who modified it, and when…

5. FMx Sensors

Get real-time space utilization analysis on your facility data with our integration with seat utilization sensing technology and 3D Stereoscopic cameras. This gives you an unprecedented level of insight on how their facilities are really being used…

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Why doesn’t CAD Integrator “Smart Attach” load all the valid spaces?


Sometimes when using TRIRIGA CAD Integrator “Smart Attach”, some of the spaces are not being uploaded. There were 3D shapes around some spaces. There were values greater than 0 on z= dimension.

TRIRIGA does not support 3D polylines. You may have shapes with a value greater than zero on the z= dimension. You can find these using the AutoCAD PLIST command. To resolve this issue, it is necessary to use the AutoCAD “Flatten” command to force all polylines to be 2-dimensional. Other things to check: (1) The polylines are closed, (2) The shape and labels are on the layer you are selecting during the Smart Attach process, (3) The label is within the polyline boundary.

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Why doesn’t the CAD Integrator menu in menu bar stay loaded?


When I run the CAD Integrator (CI) 12.1.1 installer, I get the window: “No supported version of AutoCAD or MicroStation were found on your computer.” On the next screen, I am able to manually select AutoCAD 2013 and 2014, and the install completes normally. The CI menu does not appear in the menu bar, so I have to manually add it by using the menu load process and navigating to the TrgaAcad_en.cuix file. However, it doesn’t stay loaded and I have to reload it every time I open AutoCAD 2014.

Also, once loaded, none of the functions in the IBM TRIRIGA CI work. For example, I keep getting: “Unknown command “TRGA_PREFERENCES”. I tried to use the APPLOAD process to try and load, but I don’t know the name of the CAD Integrator ARX file. Regardless, the install doesn’t appear to work properly. I tried to uninstall and reinstall 4-5 times, rebooted, re-downloaded the install file, etc. The menu won’t stay loaded, and I need the name of the ARX file to try the APPLOAD.

Here are a few notes:

  • Loading the menu does not load the plugin. If the plugin loads properly, then it will automatically load the menu if not loaded already.
  • Since the plugin is not actually loaded, none of the commands will work, hence the unknown command.
  • There is no ARX file. It’s a .NET assembly that requires netloading of the correct DLL.
  • Question: Are you using a 32-bit JVM instead of 64-bit? This is a known issue. We have an installer check for this now, but I am not sure it’s in 12.1.1.0: Troubleshooting CAD Integrator V.12 – Resolving No CAD Types Found on installation
  • Make sure you know that 12.1.1.0 does not support Java 8. That might be an issue.
  • If that’s not the problem, it might be some sort of security issue where the installer does not have permission to read or write to the registry in order to install CI. You can try installing with Admin privileges. We also have a wiki about it: Troubleshooting – AutoCAD – Unknown command after CI Install
  • The “No supported version…” message is there, so the installer cannot install anything. The fact that you can select AutoCAD just means it will deploy the necessary files, but will not actually install it. Refer to: Manually Loading CI using Netload

[Admin: This post is related to the 09.04.16 post about adding the menu in the menu bar. To see other related posts, use the Integrator tag.]

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FieldFLEX: Is your enterprise ready for mobile?


How do you determine what is the best mobile solution for your enterprise that will enable users to get the data and functionality they need? What software will integrate smoothly, assimilate large amounts of data, comply with your security requirements, give the end users an engaged experience, and ultimately make your business more effective and efficient?

Here are the answers to the top questions asked at the FieldFLEX booth during the recent IBM InterConnect 2017 conference.

What is the security level with the FieldFLEX mobile app?

At the device level, all data is encrypted for transport to and from the server over SSL. Any data stored on the mobile device resides in an encrypted mobile database. The FieldFLEX server stores no data. User access is controlled by username and password authentication or through mobile device management platform…

What back-end systems does FieldFLEX integrate with?

Our mobile platform integrates with IBM TRIRIGA, Maximo, and a variety of other products. It is the single mobile solution for corporate real estate, condition assessment, facilities management, operations, lease and capital projects…

How are drawings published?

Mobile drawings can be published directly from your AutoCAD or Revit floor plans. Customers can choose published content which offers layering visibility control. FieldFLEX drawing publisher reduces the CAD file size by up to 90% to improve download speed and performance in the mobile apps…

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Is there a way to see the ci.log error when CI Smart Attach fails?


Is there a way to see the error generated when the CAD Integrator shows the following message? “The Smart Attach process failed. Please contact IBM Support.”

I’m getting this error after I verified there are no errors when I get to the point to attach the CAD drawing via AutoCAD. However, I’m getting this vague error. I modified the log4j file in the config directory to “DEBUG” mode. However, there are no logs generating in my laptop. Is this where the log file should have generated?

C:\ProgramData\IBM\TRIRIGA\CAD Integrator\log\ci.log

Okay, I was able to locate the “ci.log” file in my Windows folder. I had to set the Folder Options in Windows to show hidden folders because the “ProgramData” folder is a default hidden directory. However, after opening the “ci.log” file, the errors in the log is not organized in a way that can easily be debugged. There’s no error code to reference to research either via IBM or AutoCAD support portal…

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Where is the latest AutoCAD Command Line API for 12.1.5?


With the release of CAD Integrator-Publisher (CI) 12.1.5 included with TRIRIGA 3.5.2, we added some additional API commands to enhance reporting capabilities. The new commands have been reflected in the TRIRIGA wiki.

Command Specifications (12.1.5.x and later)

  • CiApplyTheme
  • CiQueryThemes
  • CiApplyReport
  • CiQueryReports
  • CiApplyLabelStyle
  • CiQueryLabelStyles
  • CiApplyLabelFilter
  • CiQueryLabelFilters

[Admin: This post is related to the 12.12.16 post and 10.30.15 post about TRIRIGA CI AutoCAD commands and equivalent AutoLISP commands.]

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