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Monday, December 3, 2012

COBie Diem

Seize the Data.

JayZ, is this the sort of thing you say you wish you had thought of and said first?

In one of my COBie classes at AU, while the instructor was reviewing the spreadsheet template, I was watching very carefully as he skipped over the assemblies tab.  So, I did what any BIM smart aleck would do.  I asked a question, which was, "Will Inventor be able to export type, component and assembly information to COBie".  Then I watched his head explode.

Was I expecting a different answer then they were focusing on Revit and COBie interoperability.  On the other hand, the new, soon to be released Revit COBie extractor is so much better than the current way of copying and pasting exported schedules into the spreadsheet.  Autodesk has been working for 4 years on COBie.  I hope they make the process easier to deal with someday very soon.

In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – "Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the future", and the ode says that the future is unforeseen, and that instead one should scale back one's hopes to a brief future, and drink one's wine. This phrase is usually understood against Horace's Epicurean background.[


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