A CAD alone doesn’t make a building – The graphical mass import

We dedicated our last blog post to imports of graphical (and alphanumerical) data. Floor plans are, once the configuration is set by the users or our consultants, uploaded into the data base via the systems interface.

In practice, multiple levels have to be linked with their respective graphical representation within the system.
Thus, the phones of our consultant’s do sometimes ring when:

  • The new building has to be imported into the system …
  • The architects have finalised ‘all’ plans …
  • The site is expanding with new office buildings …
  • The trainee is on holiday …

Especially in the early stages of a project the data base is initially filled with information. Therefore, rooms are generated via the graphical component and are subsequently supplied with further information via the room book – unless this information is already comprised within the floor plan itself.
At first, this may seem simple when uploading a couple of levels of the office building. Though, what happens when over dozens or even hundreds of floor plans must be imported at once?

Well, to minimize the efforts and to maximise time efficiency we use the so-called Batch-Import for these cases.
A CSV-file with four columns is sufficient to upload hundreds of floor plans in a couple of minutes into speedikon® C.

The file only contains the most important information such as level identification, import configuration, path specifications of the files and an additional import parameter.

When filled in, the list is importable to a set key date by the push of a button. So, there is no need for our customers to upload their plans one by one!