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The AIA Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) Knowledge Community consist of architects working within and for businesses and corporations. Our mission is to share expertise in the strategic, tactical, and operational activities of real property and facilities management in order to deliver value to the owners we represent. 

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  • 1.  CAFM System

    Posted 08-25-2015 11:29 AM

    Hello,
    I am new to my position here at Tufts University.  Currently, they are using Drawbase as a CAFM system but we're not sure that we are going to continue down that path.  Does anyone else out there use Drawbase or have any recommendations on a low-cost CAFM system to use with AutoCAD?  Also, we keep our drawings in both Revit and CAD.  I have CAD experience but I've always used it with the CAFM system, Tririga.  Is there a way to pull data directly from AutoCAD without using a CAFM system?  I didn't think that there was but I could be wrong.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Melissa Natale
    Property Information Analyst
    Tufts University
    Medford MA
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  • 2.  RE: CAFM System

    Posted 08-26-2015 06:22 PM
    Melissa,
    Would be more than happy to assist! We work with different CAFM systems in Higher Education. I can share similar experience and any trends we are seeing.
    Don't hesitate to reach out! (I believe this site will reveal my contact information)
    Susan

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    Susan Hensey FAIA
    Partner
    Little Diversified Architecutral Consulting
    Costa Mesa CA
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