We are currently using TRIRIGA 10.5.1/22.214.171.124. One of our user requests is to try and reduce the PDF size for an exported drawing from the Graphics tab. Of course, one way might be to hide a few of the layers before exporting. Apart from this, is there any other way to compress the file that is exported from the Graphics tab?
What would be the purpose of reducing the file size? (1) If you were expecting the export to run faster, that would not be possible except by turning off layers. TRIRIGA will process all the displayed graphic entities when generating the PDF. (2) If you want a smaller file size to make storage and transfer easy, then you can try using any third-party tool on the PDF file export after the fact. Note that I have no idea how compressible the graphic export is right now.
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After performing a TRIRIGA platform upgrade, some of the floor plans are not visible in the forms. Why aren’t they visible?
The TRIRIGA server cache needs to be refreshed. In other words, you need to clear the caches and restart the server. Here are more-detailed steps to clear your TRIRIGA cache and log folder:
- Login to the Admin Console.
- Go to the “Cache Manager” managed object.
- Click on the “All Caches (Global)” link and then “Hierarchy Tree Data – with rebuild” link. The process might take some time.
- Go to the “Database Manager” managed object, and click on the “Reprocess published drawings” link. Give the process some time to finish. Go to the current server log, and look for a related entry saying that the reprocess published drawing actions are finished. You will find a message similar to the following:
“INFO [com.tririga.platform.graphics.vector.drawing.DrawingService](http-0.0.0.0-21001-7) Finished re-processing drawings”
- Logout of the Admin Console.
- Stop the TRIRIGA JVMs via the WebSphere Admin Console.
- Delete the logs in the <TRIRIGA install>/log folder that has server.log.
- Clear the WebSphere temporary cache folder.
- Restart the TRIRIGA JVMs via the WebSphere Admin Console.
[Admin: This post is related to the 07.15.16 post about floor plan graphics disappearing after an upgrade, and the 09.29.14 post about clearing the TRIRIGA application server cache area. To see other related posts, use the “floor plan” or “clear cache” search phrase.]
We can’t export the graphic floor map to PDF from TRIRIGA. The system is “hanging” and not exporting. This is only happening with some drawings and only occurs when using Layer 0 from the Xref file ( xrefdwg | 0 ). If all other layers are off and a layer zero from any Xref is displayed on the graphics section, even if empty, the export will fail to complete.
The export graphic was throwing a malformed XML exception. The root cause was that there was a “1 = 1” element that got pulled in from the layout of an attached Xref onto layer 0 on that Xref. It turns out that, for any text element that contains any equals sign, the process of sending the SVG from the client to server using a Dojo API to post via a hidden input element, resulted in extra double quotes getting sent, and causing the SVG XML to be malformed.
We resolved this by pre-processing the SVG sent to the server to remove these extra double quotes, before sending it to the SVG converter. Moving forward, the export graphic will now successfully export a graphics section that includes text that contains any equals sign. Text that contains both double quotes and equals in it, will get the double quotes removed for technical reasons.
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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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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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In Space Assessment, when creating a new assessment, I want to be able to save the floor plan on <triplat-graphic> as a PDF. Is it possible to do so?
There is no TRIRIGA UX feature to export a floor plan to PDF at the moment. One possible way of doing this is to create a page containing only the floor plan and use the browser (for example, Chrome) to export the page to PDF…
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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