The key to project feasibility
HOK faced the complex task of building a virtual representation of a real-world 130-square-mile city.
Rather than hand-modelling the 2 million buildings, HOK used FME to automatically generate the 3D buildings from existing data without writing any code. Using FME, they transformed and integrated BIM, GIS, CAD, and raster data, extracted subsets of data, added attribute information, and carried out calculations along the way.
FME’s extensive library of tools allowed HOK to execute data manipulations that would not have been possible using BIM and GIS applications. The resulting workflows saved them immense time and effort while allowing them to retain intelligence from existing information.