COBIE Challenge ONUMA Inc


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The Construction Operation Building Information Exchange is a breakthrough approach for using Excel to meet Building Information Model data exchange requirements. This presentation was part of a COBIE demonstration where the ONUMA Planning System and other BIM software was used to show how significant benefits can be be gained by COBIE today. See more information, see

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COBIE Challenge ONUMA Inc

  1. 1. COBIE Challenge Baltimore, MD 3/11/09 OPS ONUMA Planning System ©2009
  2. 2. ONUMA Planning System (OPS) BIM MODEL SERVER
  3. 3. Multi-User Web Services Links to Real-Time Other Applications BIM OPS Model Server BIM Desktop COBIE BIM
  4. 4. OPS GIS + BIM No Software to Install Collaborate in Real-Time Manage Complex COBIE Data Open Standard Driven Exchanges Create BIM with Excel COBIE File Automatic Creation of 3D Geometry Web Based Application Accessible to All Link your Application Live With Web Services Engine of the BIMStorm® ©2009
  5. 5. On July 14, 2008 the ONUMA Planning System (OPS) added new user interfaces to add and edit COBIE data directly in OPS. This was done in preparation for the July 23, 2008, buildingSMART alliance / US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Demonstration. The COBIE Challenge on March 11, 2009 will expand the capabilities of OPS to support COBIE throughout the life-cycle of projects.
  6. 6. 2 Ways To start a project: 1 Import + merge BIM data from multiple sources (CAD models, programming lists, databases, etc.) 2 Import COBIE Excel file
  7. 7. Method - 1 Import + merge BIM data from multiple sources (CAD models, programming lists, databases, etc.)
  8. 8. Method 1 - Process 1 BIM A Export from BIM or CAD to IFC or BIMXML Import IFC or BIMXML into OPS B Define Furniture/Equipment in a CSV file C D Import Furniture/Equipment CSV to OPS Add COBIE Register in OPS E Add System and other Data in OPS F Export Populated COBIE File G View COBIE File in Excel H
  9. 9. Import + merge BIM data from multiple sources 1 (CAD models, programming lists, databases, etc.) E B A D F BIM C G H
  10. 10. Method - 2 Import COBIE Excel File To Create Plan with Data COBIE
  11. 11. 2 Method 2 - Process Open COBIE Challenge Excel A Import COBIE Excel to OPS B Imported System, Registry, OMNI Class C Resolve and Georeference Plan in OPS D Provide Access Via Web Services E OPS Connect Sample Client Application F OPS Data and Plans in OPS Appear in Connect G OPS
  12. 12. 2 Import from COBIE Excel file to OPS to Automatically Create Building, Space and Furniture in 2D and 3D A B COBIE 15 Sec. to Import LIVE
  13. 13. 2 COBIE Import Created All Data Settings in OPS System, Registry, OMNI Class are in OPS Now C Automatic Plan and Data Creation
  14. 14. 2 Start Resolving Site and Floor Plan in OPS Georeference Building Using Google Earth KML Import D BIM Floor Plan Layout Can Be Adjusted At this Point it is Possible to Export to BIM
  15. 15. 2 Web Services to Other Apps E OPS OPS Connect OPS Model Server OPS Editor Desktop WEB WEB • W3C standardized, interoperable interaction over the internet. • Use XML messages that follow SOAP or REST standards and principles • Standardized way for applications to talk to each other • OPS exposes the data through the OPS Web Services API • Flicker, Amazon, Google and others allow other applications to use their Web Services to use their data in similar ways.
  16. 16. 2 Sample Application Using Web Services to Interact with OPS COBIE Data OPS F Spaces COBIE Get Latest Data through Web Services Loads COBIE Data in 5 Sec. to Client Application Data is Synchronized to OPS Model Server
  17. 17. Data and Plans in OPS 2 G OMNI Class Pull Down in Register OPS Plans Stream in Live from OPS Model Server Get COBIE Other Data such as Cost and SKU can be added COBIE Excel Created on the Fly - 5 Sec.
  18. 18. 3 COBIE Challenge OPS
  19. 19. 3 COBIE Challenge Process Adjust Data In Installation Tab A OPS Adjust Data In Equipment Tab B OPS Post to OPS Model Server C OPS Upload XML to OPS Model Server D OPS Changes Appear Immediately E OPS Get COBIE File F OPS ifcCOBIE Application Transform to BIM G OPS
  20. 20. ifcCOBIE Application Transform to BIM 3 G COBIE
  21. 21. Web Services Link to COBIE Data 5 Seconds Each Rapid Real Time Creation of Multiple COBIE Direct form Server
  22. 22. 3 COBIE Challenge END OPS ©2009
  23. 23. Pasadena, CA, Feb. 10, 2009 - ONUMA, Inc. a leader in software and architecture for the building industry will be participating for the 2nd time in the COBIE Challenge at the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference in Baltimore Maryland on March 11, 2009. Construction-Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE) is an open-standard format for the exchange of the equipment lists, replacement parts, warranties, test reports, preventative maintenance schedules and other information currently delivered to facility managers. The COBIE Challenge a project of the buildingSMART alliance, has invited ONUMA, Inc. and other vendors to demonstrate live in front of an audience how their tools support COBIE. The ONUMA Planning System (OPS) supports COBIE input and output by allowing stakeholders to view and analyze data directly on the web and through web services. OPS manages COBIE data on the fly, allowing for real time collaboration on projects. OPS is also linked through open standards exchanges to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allowing for data to be geospatially located within a building. OPS exports and imports COBIE data through XML and through web-services. The OPS interface is simple and accessible to many levels of users without the need to install software. OPS will expand on the previous COBIE output capability to import COBIE files in native Excel format with multiple tabs. The result inside OPS is a BIM populated with COBIE data that can be further edited and exported back to COBIE or other BIM and GIS applications. OPS is currently being used to manage the life-cycle data of commercial and institutional projects with COBIE standards. About Onuma Inc. ONUMA, Inc. the creator of the ONUMA Planning System (OPS) and BIMStorms, is based in Pasadena, CA. The company is a unique mixture of architects that are computer programmers, architects, and computer scientists, revolutionizing the way the building industry communicates using web enabled BIM tools. OPS is a BIM Server and editor that is built on open standards exchanges of the internet, using Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for BIM,along with KML and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards to support Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). About the buildingSMART alliance The buildingSMART alliance operates within the independent non-profit National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). This public/private initiative expands on goals of the North American Chapter of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI-NA), whose Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) have initiated open standards for national and international links among industry players. It provides developers and users of Building Information Models (BIMs), the digital tools that are increasingly helping to share highly accurate information throughout a facility's life cycle. Contact: Yong Ku Kim - OPS Specialist 626 793 7400
  24. 24. Copyright Materials This presentation is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display and use of the presentation without written permission of the speaker is prohibited. Permission to use Request from: Copyright © 2009 Onuma, Inc. Cannot be used for any other purposes unless authorized by creator OPS
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