As mentioned elsewhere, BIM is heavily dependent on using components provided primarily by manufacturers. This means being able to convert RFA content into Mstn equivalents with as much fidelity and retained functionality as possible. Mstn's RFA Interpreter is a pioneering tool... but I think the results have been more 'zombie' than production-ready, lately. Overdue for an overhaul... using ODA BIMrv libraries?
Some of the problems:
No one is really going to want to use Mstn if every component has be to remade from scratch. OBD is infamous for having very bad OOTB datasets, based on decades old content, often US origin that has been 'metrified', based on old and multiple tools accumulated over the years. This has been overlooked for a long time as a lot of the corresponding functionality like Placement Points, Perforators, Named Presentations etc in Mstn just wasn't available. There is a huge pent up demand for updating all that old content to leverage the new MSCE Update16.1,2,3 etc functionality. OBD for example desparately needs to be able to include modern content in its OOTB datasets to be competitive. The converted BIMstore RFA content on ComponentCenter is no better. Hopefully, the localisation teams have been consulted by platform and the relevant conversion tools are being written.
dominic SEAH said:RFA
Why do you find it impossible to explain an acronym the first time you use it? A Google search for RFA yields...
None of which has any obvious relationship to MicroStation or this Forum. If we're discussing Revit, why not say so?
If you do feel like telling us what you're writing about, kindly throw in an explanation of ODA BIMrv, LOD and OOTB. I'm guessing that OBD is OpenBuildings Designer, but I could be misinterpreting this acronym soup.
dominic SEAH said:As mentioned elsewhere
Where is elsewhere?
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions