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buildingSMART alliance BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

JULY 23-25, 2008

COBIE Implementation Testing: Project Blueprint
RoomData and CodeBook 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 Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE) conducted for the Building Information Modeling Information Exchange Demonstration.

The COBIE file was submitted in the MS Excel 2003 XML spreadsheet format. This format can be translated to an equivalent IFC model using the ifcCOBIE program. The XML spreadsheet can also be opened directly by MS Excel for use during construction and commissioning.

Project Blueprint COBIE File via direct submission to COBIE Spreadsheet

Software Name RoomData and CodeBook
Software Version Roomdata (North American Version) Codebook (Version 9 Beta Version)
Optional configuration(s)
IFC file submitted n/a
COBIE XLS spreadsheet
Checker file results
Qualitative Evaluation
   05-System Worksheet
  • No issues
   06-Register Worksheet
  • Optional replacement cost and expected life not provided
  • CT ratio = 4.297 = 159 components / 37 register types (good)
   07-Component Worksheet
  • No issues
   Other sheets provided
  • 08-Attribute (includes some cost information)
  • 14-Installation
Additional Comments The sample file submitted included architecture spaces, equipment and serviced terminals.

Implementation Support

Software support for the Project Blueprint products in North America may be obtained from:


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