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Publication Citation: SteelVis User's Guide

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Author(s): Robert R. Lipman;
Title: SteelVis User's Guide
Published: October 03, 2011
Abstract: This guide describes how to use SteelVis and its associated programs. SteelVis has two main functions: (1) to translate a CIS/2 (CIMsteel Integration Standards) file into an interactive 3D model in the form of a VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) file that can be displayed in a web browser VRML plugin or VRML viewer and (2) to translate a CIS/2 file into an IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file that can be imported into many BIM (Building Information Modeling) applications. SteelVis also includes a utility that converts a CIS/2 file into a spreadsheet that can be used for inspecting and debugging the attributes, values, and relationships in the CIS/2 file.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7822
Pages: 58 pp.
Keywords: CIS/2; IFC; BIM; VRML; visualization
Research Areas: Construction Integration and Automation
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