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buildingSMART alliance BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

JULY 23-25, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC

SCIE Implementation Testing: AutoDesk
Revit direct export to XML spreadsheet

by Nicholas Nisbet MA (Cantab) DipArch (UNL) - AEC3 and William East, PE, PhD - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The following table provides the analysis conducted to evaluate software manufacturer compliance with the Coordination View Information Exchange (CVIE) conducted for the 23-25 July 2008 Building Information Modeling Information Exchange Demonstration.

The SCIE Requirements include the provision of a COBIE file that uses space classification based on OmniClass Table 13 "Spaces by Function" to provide a user-neutral format for the exchange of spatial compliance information. At this time the harmonized BOMA / IFMA space classification standard (ASTM E1836-08 Standard Practice for Building Floor Area Measurements) is the default COBIE and SCIE requirement. Owners must identify specific zoning requirements in SCIE specifications, which were not tested during the July 2008 demonstration.

AutoDesk SCIE File via direct submission to COBIE Spreadsheet

Software Name Revit
Software Version Not provided by vendor during the meeting.
Optional configuration(s) Not provided by vendor during the meeting although the information was explicitly requested prior to the meeting. Please contact the vendor directly for this information.
Revit source file used Revit_source.zip
SCIE XML spreadsheet Revit_direct_excel.zip
Checker file results Revit_direct_check.zip
Qualitative Evaluation
   Title Worksheet
  • Title sheet includes irrelevant wordings
   01-Contact Worksheet
  • No issues
   02-Facility Worksheet
  • No object identifiers
   03-Floor Worksheet
  • Some constant overall areas being reported on each floor
   04-Space Worksheet
  • Some constant overall areas being reported on each floor
Additional Comments The sample file submitted included architecture spaces, sanitary, equipment and hvac systems.

Implementation Support

Some local software manufacturer sales representatives may not be familiar with the performance-based, open-standard information exchange formats tested during the July 2008 meeting. As a result, these sales representatives may not be able to assist your use of this format. It is suggested that users contact vendor technical support and request "higher tier" technical support services.

There are also several third-party support contractors who have been involved in the development of these formats that could be of assistance. For information about these contractors, please post a request for assistance on the buildingSMART alliance list service. You will need to join the Alliance to use this service.

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