Press release highlights:
- SmarterBetterCities made a name with its smart 3D city model service called CloudCities. Now they are partnering with Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), makers of the VUEWorks asset management solution.
- The partnership will ensure easy interaction of the CloudCities and VUEWorks products.
- Users can now combine asset data, BIM, CAD, and GIS data with reality data such as 3D meshes from drones.
- The two applications help organizations to see asset data in its proper 3D context and “speed up the understanding of important issues.”
DTS and SmarterBetterCities are pleased to announce a partnership that brings 3D tools and sharing to asset management. The world is not flat. Why run an asset management system that only allows you to track work management, perform condition assessments and generate projects for a capital improvement plan in the second dimension? This partnership will make the interaction with VUEWorks both richer and more intuitive.
Using VUEWorks and CloudCities together brings many benefits to organizations. Seeing assets in 3D provides operational context that speeds up the understanding of important issues. Tying together the planning and management of assets means lower costs and better results. More effective actions planned in 3D make fixing and managing assets easier.
Many types of organizations will benefit from the ability of VUEWorks and CloudCities to combine existing asset data and BIM, CAD and GIS data with reality data (e.g. 3D photo meshes from drones.) Transportation agencies can use it to provide insights using realistic and thematic 3D visualizations of infrastructure and blend reality data with asset data to compare existing and planned scenarios. Facility managers can use it to leverage 3D dashboards that show key performance indicators (KPIs) such as occupancy, space costs, renewal rate and energy use costs ratios per space unit.
In addition, campus planners benefit from having an interactive 3D inventory of buildings and campus assets as well as planned changes to the campus. Public works officials can combine and convert existing data from AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, ArcGIS and Microstation into 3D for a real life integrated view of campus infrastructure.
VUEWorks and CloudCities work via the desktop or web so users can get access to their information on any device, anytime, anywhere. “The partnership with DTS brings to CloudCities powerful tools for asset management,” comments Jan Halatsch, Chief Product Officer of SmarterBetterCities. “In turn, seeing assets in 3D brings a whole new level of reality for asset managers using CloudCities.”
Facilities and fixed assets require a system of record and attention to their full life cycle. Work management, risk, condition and valuation and also the generation of capital improvement plans are enhanced when tied to GIS. This partnership takes the next logical step to model the real world in 3D.