CADD\BIM\GIS Integration

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software is a critical component of Engineering and Construction projects and is an indispensable element of projects of all sizes. GIS integration with a variety of CAD systems is a prerequisite to GIS being able to play a valuable role in the Planning/Engineering/Construction sphere. Evari staff has extensive experience with industry-standard CAD software like AutoCAD and Microstation and knows what it takes to migrate data successfully from the CAD landscape to GIS and back again.

CADD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Software play a complementary role to GIS. Each of these softwares have different primary objectives. CADD software, as it relates to GIS, is primarily used by architects and engineers to design blueprints, or plans for a single building, a development or a network of underground or overhead utilities. BIM software is used to manage the the entire lifecycle of a project. Often it is used to manage the workflow of a construction project. In comparison, a Geographic Information System (GIS) is used to create traditional or interactive web-based maps.

At Evari, we respect the different niches and purposes the software vendors are providing solutions for. In many cases data held in one system would be most effectively shared through another medium. Is the best way to share the information through a blueprint, holistic building management representation or through a traditional or interactive web-based map.

There are many reasons our clients are interested in leveraging their spatial data in GIS. For example; mobile GIS applications can easily leverage GPS, whereas CADD and BIM do not require that linework be coordinately correct. We are experts at understanding the intricacies of the major software and overcoming the obstacles to use either CADD or BIM data within the GIS environment.

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