University of Washington

The University of Washington needed to implement an automated process for accurately updating AutoCAD floor plan drawings into a seamless, 2.5D, multi-campus Geodatabase.

Using FME Desktop they were able to efficiently translate the CAD files into their GIS and validate that changes were processed correctly.

This automated system saves time, allowing them to focus on developing ways to use the GIS, and also ensures decisions are based on the most accurate information.

Located on 643 acres in Seattle, the University of Washington educates approximately 50,000 students annually. The facilities maintenance team is responsible for managing over 500 buildings.

"We were able to create an FME workspace that did exactly what I needed, in less time than Python." - Aaron Cheuvront, CAD/GIS Program Manager at the University of Washington.