How do you rename forms without breaking CAD Integrator mapping?


I’ve made some modifications to a handful of forms that are connected to CAD BO Mapping records (e.g. triEmployee, triSpace, triFloor, etc.). I’ve updated the label to follow the traditional TRIRIGA customization standards and relabeled them with “cst” such as “cst-triSpace”. However, in AutoCAD, when I attempt to Smart Attach and/or Publish drawings, I get an error that seems to point towards the GUI Name of the form not lining up to the CAD Mapping. How do I get CAD Integrator to pick up the same form but with a different label?

When renaming those forms, you must make a few changes to the CAD backend:

  • 1. Create new CAD Mapping records that point to the new form. I recommend checking the old mapping records to make sure all fields are added properly.
  • 2. If you added any required fields, I believe that they need to be added to the CAD Mapping record.
  • 3. Open the CAD Hierarchy and make sure each node is pointing to the new Mapping record that you created from Step 1.
  • 4. Update the form on the CAD Label Style to point to the new form.

Note: If you are on a newer platform, I recommend keeping the form names as “tri”, and using object labels to manage versioning.

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Is AutoCAD LT compatible with CAD Integrator functionality?


Is AutoCAD LT compatible with CAD Integrator functionality?

No, it’s not compatible. See the compatibility matrix for IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher. At the bottom, the comments provide more details.

For example: “My understanding is that the CAD Integrator does not work with the LT versions of AutoCAD because LT versions do not support database connectivity and cannot use programming tools such as VBS, LISP and ObjectARX.”

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Is there a way for CAD Integrator to have multiple layers of labels?


We are working on CAD integrator (for AutoCAD) and we are wondering if it is possible to generate labels for spaces (based on label style) on different layers of the floor plan. For example, displaying the name and area on triLabelLayer and space class on triClassLayer. Actually, it seems that all the labels are created on the triLabelLayer. Is it possible to customize to allow multiple layers for labels?

I reviewed this with the developer. It would be a request for enhancement (RFE).

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How do you customize the menu of CAD Integrator for AutoCAD?


Regarding the IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator plugin for AutoCAD, is it possible to customize the menu? Such as changing the name or hiding some menu item? If yes, do you know which files have to be changed?

I reviewed this with the developer. It would be a request for enhancement (RFE).

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Why is the floor plan extremely zoomed out in the Graphics tab?


When publishing one of my floor plans from AutoCAD to TRIRIGA, and opening the Graphics tab, my floor plan shows up extremely zoomed out and I cannot figure out why. This has happened with a few of my plans, and I’ve tried a few different things that don’t seem to work. Along with this, my legend shows a very far distance from the floor plan, which doesn’t make sense, because the legend is right next to the plan in AutoCAD. Anyone have the same issue or know how to fix this?

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Why isn’t the TRIRIGA CAD Integrator menu displayed?


After a successful load of the TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher (CI), the menu is not displayed. After enabling the log to C:\ProgramData\IBM\TRIRIGA\CAD Integrator\log\ci.out, the file says: “Could not load resource: Could not find a part of the path…” Why?

In fact, the main issue was that the CAD menu title was not globally activated. When the menu bar is set, the TRIRIGA CAD Integrator menu is now displayed.

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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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