Draw pipes as smart CAD-objects?
Yes you can!

Contractors carrying out work for utility-companies must provide revision drawings. These are usually layer-coded drawings in accordance with a drawing standard, without object-properties. These drawings must first be checked by the client, possibly provided with object-properties, and then loaded into the asset-managementsystem using an ETL-process.

All in all a time-consuming process, which often makes it impossible to meet the WIBON-obligation in time.

vdPCADdesign has been developed to allow contractors to easily draw with the utility company’s Products Catalog.

The import of the BGT/IMGeo is implemented using GDAL/OGR as a Proof of Concept. By keeping the fill and outline separated from each other, a simple Layer-command can be used to turn the fill off and switch to a line map.

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