Vertex3 is helping universities create a campus-wide, seamless Geodatabase from CAD drawings.

They created FME Desktop workflows and related scripts, enabling Facility Managers to integrate floorplans, outlines, basemaps, and archives to create simple 3D maps. Scheduled updates maintain synchronization, enabling CAD changes to be loaded into a SQL Server staging area, quality checked, and then incrementally updated in the GIS. Future plans include the option to run the Floorplan Sync Engine on FME Cloud.

This innovative solution has been implemented at three universities to date, enabling the University of Washington, for example, to map 1700 floors and 24 million square feet of interior space. Vertex3 is now creating web applications and automated routing systems whereby the primary route lines are drawn in CAD, the 3D model is created using FME, and results are applied in a Geodatabase Network Dataset.

Since 2009, Vertex3 has successfully implemented projects for more than 50 clients worldwide with GIS and related technologies. From short-term consulting support to high-end solution development, Vertex3 is known for quality work and creative solutions.

FME dissolves the boundaries between software systems, provides the tools to efficiently perform almost every data transformation task, and makes it easy for me to build solutions. -- Steve Grise, Vertex3