DTS and SmarterBetterCities Partnership Extends 3D to Asset Management
VUEWorks and CloudCities bring powerful 3D mobile tools to asset management
San Francisco, Calif. – October 4, 2016. DTS and SmarterBetterCities are pleased to announce a partnership that brings 3D tools and sharing to asset management.
The world is not flat. Why run an asset management system that only allows you to track work management, perform condition assessments and generate projects for a capital improvement plan in the second dimension? This partnership will make the interaction with VUEWorks both richer and more intuitive.
Using VUEWorks and CloudCities together brings many benefits to organizations. Seeing assets in 3D provides operational context that speeds up the understanding of important issues. Tying together the planning and management of assets means lower costs and better results. More effective actions planned in 3D make fixing and managing assets easier.
Many types of organizations will benefit from the ability of VUEWorks and CloudCities to combine existing asset data and BIM, CAD and GIS data with reality data (e.g. 3D photo meshes from drones.) Transportation agencies can use it to provide insights using realistic and thematic 3D visualizations of infrastructure and blend reality data with asset data to compare existing and planned scenarios. Facility managers can use it to leverage 3D dashboards that show key performance indicators (KPIs) such as occupancy, space costs, renewal rate and energy use costs ratios per space unit.
In addition, campus planners benefit from having an interactive 3D inventory of buildings and campus assets as well as planned changes to the campus. Public works officials can combine and convert existing data from AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, ArcGIS and Microstation into 3D for a real life integrated view of campus infrastructure.
VUEWorks and CloudCities work via the desktop or web so users can get access to their information on any device, anytime, anywhere. “The partnership with DTS brings to CloudCities powerful tools for asset management,” comments Jan Halatsch, Chief Product Officer of SmarterBetterCities. “In turn, seeing assets in 3D brings a whole new level of reality for asset managers using CloudCities.”
Facilities and fixed assets require a system of record and attention to their full life cycle. Work management, risk, condition and valuation and also the generation of capital improvement plans are enhanced when tied to GIS. This partnership takes the next logical step to model the real world in 3D.
SmarterBetterCities: SmarterBetterCities is a fast growing 3D web startup based in Walnut Creek, CA, and Zurich, Switzerland founded in December 2012. They offer business-to-business solutions for decision makers, urban planners, municipalities, local governments, consultants, architect offices, real estate agencies, construction companies and more. http://www.smarterbettercities.com
CloudCities: CloudCities is an online application for hosting, sharing and visualizing smart 3D city models. It is designed to be incredibly easy to share 3D content on websites, blogs, social media and mobile devices. Users just upload their 3D content to a server where it is securely stored. Various internal and external data sources can be integrated into the visualizations. With a few mouse clicks, users can add stunning dashboard visualizations and layer controls. After it is saved, users can easily link it to their social media accounts or embed it directly into their website. http://cloudcities.io
Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), Makers of VUEWorks, is the leader in performance-based asset management. DTS provides mobile asset collection, work and asset management and custom geographic information system solutions. http://www.dtsgis.com/