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Old 02-15-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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I am looking for software that allows me to look at a blueprint and click on an item such as the sink. That should then bring up the installation date, model, etc. It would be great if it would be able to also back out even further to a blueprint of the entire site where I could first click on the building to get a list of available blueprints for that building but that part of it can be accomplished by other means and is less important. Is there anything that you folks are using that would work well?
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure what you're asking for but it sounds like science fiction. Who put all that info into the blueprints in the first place? I'm usually begging the architects for basic dimensions so getting appliances and fixtures with embedded data sounds like a pipe dream.

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While I'm not aware of a specific application that does what you want, it wouldn't be all that tough to set it up in a database or spreadsheet for someone with the appropriate expertise. You will pay for that.

The second hurdle is, as Ethan says, entering all of that data. If you're up to that task, I'd recommend eschewing the pretty graphic interface and just using a more basic spreadsheet.
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Not only do I agree with the above responses, someone would need to enter ALL that info CORRECTLY!

We can always dream though. Walt Disney did and somehow it worked out.
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Name of the program you are looking for is called That Damned Contractor.

Has a few accuracy issues here and there, but its been around for awhile and many use it.
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While I'm not aware of a specific application that does what you want, it wouldn't be all that tough to set it up in a database or spreadsheet for someone with the appropriate expertise. You will pay for that.

The second hurdle is, as Ethan says, entering all of that data. If you're up to that task, I'd recommend eschewing the pretty graphic interface and just using a more basic spreadsheet.
It's called BIM software. Been a trend/ thing in Architectural software for 10 years+. Most visible is autodesk's integration in many of thier apps. The original autocad overlays, like architectural desktop, were nothing but databases integrated into the application. The BIM standards and intents is just the same, but on steroids.

Ain't no $69.95 homeowner-contractor version of all that chit.
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Texas Wax confirmed it - sounds like what you're referring to is a BIM model, and if you're not a tech savvy person it will be a challenge for you to learn and use. If I were to make a recommendation I'd consider using Auto Desks BIM360 platform, it will help you to implement something like what you're referring to.

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