IV96408: Xref layers do not maintain their display state


When publishing a drawing with Xrefs, the display state of the Xref layers is not carried over to the graphics section. Meanwhile, the base drawing layers do maintain their state when published. A couple related things:

  • 1. If there are no existing or active layer configurations, the default behavior seems to be that the base layers will be displayed as they were in the drawing at the time of publishing. Meanwhile, the Xref layers will all be displayed regardless of their display state at the time of publishing. Is this the intended functionality?
  • 2. There does not seem to be a way to save the graphics section display of layers. When you open the graphics section, it is displayed based on the state of the last publishing. (I’ll be looking into this further and will likely open a separate L3 request. There should be a way to save the graphics section display.)

We resolved this issue by removing the code that removes the Xref layers. Now, the Xref layer states and colors, based on the main drawing, are retained when publishing a drawing. Moving forward, the Xref layer display states and colors are correctly retained when publishing to the graphics section.

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IV96296: Clicking “Activate” hangs when the space is opened from CI


After you open a space from TRIRIGA CAD Integrator, when you click “Activate” or “Save and Close”, the screen does not clear, and the tab in which the space record was opened, does not close.

The Chrome and Firefox browsers do not allow the closing of windows in certain cases. When this occurs, a message will be displayed to users letting them know that they have to close the window manually. It will not be closed automatically.

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.26.15 post about APAR IV78163 where Chrome and Firefox launched from CI do not close.]

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Why does CI Smart Attach contain extra required fields for Reserve?


We recently upgraded our customer to TRIRIGA 3.5.2. Thus, we had to upgrade the CAD Integrator to 12.1.5.0. Previously, when we used the Smart Attach, only 2 required fields were present: Current Use Space Class and Default Layout. But now, we have these additional required fields: Room Type, Reserve Calendar, Reserve Display Room Name, and Usage Unit. How can we turn off or disable these extra fields? The customer is not using Reserve yet.

In TRIRIGA, by default, the Reserve tab is not visible. But if the user clicks the Reservable check box in the General tab, then the Reserve tab is visible. So, the key is that the Reservable tab is not visible in the form metadata by default. Hence, CI would not consider those fields as required.

However, I assume that in your configuration, these Reserve fields are required? So, if a user creates a new space, they have to fill out the required Reserve fields before they can create it, right? CI is just attempting to emulate this situation.

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Planon: Why do most real estate managers still need to know BIM?


Many real estate managers are rather surprised when their contractor shows up with loads of information at the hand-over of a new construction project. “It is all the information you need for the operational phase” he will say. Adding, “As we are really innovative, you will find everything in a digital model, called BIM.” After a discussion, in which the real estate manager explains that he only needs a small portion, a common response of the contractor is: “Real Estate & Facility Management is still old-fashioned, they don’t know what they need!” Is this a fair response?

The information challenge

Typically, users of an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) have dealt with this challenge for many years. They have probably invested in maintaining CAD drawings to be able to import the gross and net m² of their spaces and updated their building assets at a relative high level. They have had to make maintenance budgets based on estimations of the amount of glass m² of their facades. When preparing for a renovation, they hire an architect to do exact measurements, which has always been the base for comparing offers of contractors to do their work.

Getting the most out of BIM

As contractors and architects are currently re-developing their business plans based on the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), real estate managers are still investigating what this could mean for them. What possible benefits exist for maintaining a space with 3D dimensions? Or, which self-service/job-handling processes can really be improved by walking through a 3D model? Real estate managers that receive a BIM model will now have a hundred times more assets available than before. However, who will benefit from this type of information?

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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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How do you find the total number of drawings in TRIRIGA CAD system?


If you wanted to find the total number of drawings in the TRIRIGA CAD system, what are the steps to follow?

Currently, there is no specific way to get the total number of drawings in the TRIRIGA CAD system. But the following wiki might be able to help you instead: Finding Floors with Drawings and Other Information about Published CAD Drawings

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