Joseph J Kaelin graduated with an ScM degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Chief Engineer and senior project manager at Pöyry, and has worked on hydroelectric and tunnelling projects for over four decades.
Getting Data out of CAD and into Python
The ad-hoc export of site data and project layout geometry from CAD/BIM teams, together with its organisation and dissemination, requires significant time and effort. Our work has explored and compared manipulating traditional CAD export formats such as DXF, using the BIM IFC data schemes and enabling exchange using concepts from W3C (Semantic Web) Linked Data initiatives.