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Become a Change Agent with Facilities Scenario Planning

I recently did a presentation for the Chicago Chapter of IFMA focused on how emerging technologies has lead to rapid change in how organizations are managing their space.  These changes are creating challenges and opportunities for facility management teams as we are all more mobile than ever. These exciting new technologies are right at our... Read more »

Creating potential BIM services for building owners As a Revit professional you may have wondered why the models you have worked so hard to develop for your clients don’t have a longer shelf-life once your project is completed. Building owners are rapidly embracing BIM as a standard part of the AEC workflow and are now... Read more »

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The Top 3 Reasons to Move to FM:Interact 8.4

Reasons to move to FM:Interact 8.4 include the new FMx5 viewer, WSA module, and enhanced configurability Last year with the release of FM:Interact 8.3, I posted about my five favorite FM:Interact 8.3 features and why they made FM:Interact 8.3 our best release yet. I’m back again, but this time I’ll give you a sneak peek... Read more »

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Facility Management Made Easy

Facility management made easy by reducing costs, improving customer service, and increasing productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Interact was developed with the customer in mind and was organically grown from the ground up to be easy-to-use and configurable by the end user. With FM:Interact, facility and real estate professionals can get real-time access to accurate workplace information and... Read more »

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New FMx5 Viewer Features will Amaze

Having worked in the Facilities Management world for over 20 years now I have had the privilege of working with the very basics of AutoCAD and Excel files, to the best IWMS software available – FM:Interact.  With FM:Systems latest product offering:  FM:Interact 8.4, comes a brand new floorplan view engine called FMx5 viewer and lest... Read more »

Additional Revit modeling considerations In my previous Revit Modeling tips for FM I covered several specific Revit capabilities and features to help you build basic models that can use successfully for facilities management.  This included tips for creating facility area plans, type vs. instance parameters and how much data you should be tracking in your... Read more »

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Facility Management Software Educational Grant Program

As FM:Systems Product Marketing Specialist one of my job responsibilities is to manage our Facility Management Educational Grant Program. This is something I have been involved with over the last 3 years I have been here and it is something that I believe to be a great value both for us as a company as... Read more »

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BIM Interoperability and data exchange in FM:Interact

FM:Systems provides solutions for BIM Interoperability and data exchange in FM:Interact.  This is done by either integrating directly with BIM authoring and viewing solutions such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk 360 viewing or by supporting BIM data exchange standards such as COBie. BIM Interoperability and data exchange with Autodesk Revit FM:Interacts BIM for the Building Lifecycle... Read more »

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Increasing efficiency with mobile maintenance software

Reducing Cycle Time with Mobile Maintenance Software Now that our FM:Mobile mobile maintenance software has been in the hands of our customers for more than a year I have had the opportunity to speak with a number of them to see how they are increasing efficiency with mobile maintenance tools in the daily facilities management... Read more »

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BIM for facilities operations for real

In this post I am going to discuss the top reasons why the Autodesk A360 Large Model Viewer is a game changer for our FM:Systems customers who are adopting a Business Information Modeling (BIM) based approach to building operations. We’ve been integrating bi-directionally between our FM:Interact Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) and Revit models since... Read more »