FAQ - FM survey & drawings
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Find answers to frequently asked questions about the JDS service for FM survey & drawings.
I do manage real estate facilities.
The drawings for the buildings are on paper, but have not been properly updated for a long time. How do I get up-to-date CAD files from these drawings?
How are the dimensions checked and updated?
We do produce, package and ship products. The drawings for our production facilities, positioning of the machinery, location of the conveyer belts are not up-to-date. How do I get fast and at reasonable expenses CAD drawings that describe the status of our facilities exactely?
We operate power or communications cables, a sewage system or a simolar network. But the drawings for our network are not up-to-date.
What is Facility Management, respectively CAFM?
CAFM: Computer Aided Facility management. CAFM software in particular provides functionality for the following taks:
- Space management
- Relocation management
- Operating cost
- Cleaning management
- Key management
- Energy controlling
Important standards concerning the FM domain are DIN 277 and the guidelines of the GIF (Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung e. V., a society located in Wiesbaden, Germany, dedicated to economical research in real estate).
As prerequisite for the space management the floor plans must be made available in CAD with high accuracy and in the CAD drawings every room must be described by a polygon: to each polygon the specific type of use according to DIN277 is assigned and additional attributes. AutoCAD uses for this purpose block attributes and Nemetschek Allplan the space stamp.
A historic building shall be renovated. There are no CAD drawings available from the facade. How do I get CAD files that I can use for planing and designing the renovation work?
We have arial photographs from
which new maps shall be derived. Alternatively the existing map shall be completed and brought up-to-date on the basis of these arial photographs.
The image of an existing building shall be captured and virtually be merged with new parts of the building that are yet under design.
The design and dimensions of
pipeystems in energyproduction and chemical installations shall be captured from the existing installation and displayed in updated CAD drawings.
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We would already have saved a lot of time and money had we known of JDS SOMMER GmbH earlier. We can recommend JDS CAD digitization to all CAD users who desire nearly completely exact and complete conversions of existing plans and details into CAD files for very favourable prices!”
- Engineering Bureau Martin Stephan
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