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Technical specifications

Nextspace is a Platform as a Service software solution for the integration of BIM, CAD, EAM, GIS data into digital twins. Data providers include Autodesk, Aveva, ESRI, Hexagon, Maximo, Microsoft, and SAP.

To use the Nextspace platform, you’ll need a desktop or laptop with stable internet connection, running a Chromium or WebKit browser with WebGL support—such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari. We recommend a system with at least 4GB memory on a PC running Windows 10, or a Mac on MacOS 10.14 Mojave or newer.

Data sources

Import graphical, geospatial and relationship data, directly into the Nextspace Operator
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BRZ
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ArchiCAD IFC
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Tekla IFC
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Bentley IFC
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Revit IFC
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Other IFC
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Revit
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AutoCAD Plant 3D
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KML & KMZ
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JSON & GeoJSON
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TIF & GEOTIFF
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LAS & LAZ point cloud data
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DWG & DXF
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Navisworks
Indirect data imports using freely available third-party apps*
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SHP & SHX
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STEP
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IGES
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STL
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OBJ
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DWG & DXF
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Multiple CAD & GIS interchange formats
*Including QGIS, pCon.Planner and ThreeJS
Import data using XMpLant or SAP Visual Enterprise (VEA)
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ISO 15926
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AVEVA (PDMS)
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Hexagon Intergraph (SmartPlant)
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DWG & DXF
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Various Plant & Process CAD from Autodesk, Bentley, Tekla and more
Import 3D GIS graphical data directly into the Nextspace Navigator
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Collada
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GLTF & GLB
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SketchUp SKP
Link dynamic source data from a variety of systems, including—
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Esri
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SAP
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IBM Maximo
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Microsoft SharePoint
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IoT, SCADA, HMI and other sensor data
Export data from the Nextspace platform in various formats
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KML & KMZ (with data)
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Collada (without data)
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OBJ (without data)
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FBX (without data)

General

Import CAD and BIM models, 3D Graphics and data
Static or dynamic connection to data sources—GIS, IoT, BIM, ERP, etc
Convert from one Coordinate Reference System (CRS) to another
Geolocate from address information
Mix and match data schemas and merge to a unified data schema
Protect original data formats
Visual and data merge of LIDAR, Reality Meshes, Point Clouds, BIM, CAD and GIS data
Geolocate CAD, BIM, GIS, Point Clouds and 3D reality mesh data and convert to OGC compliant Cesium tilesets for maximum online performance
Edit and host the Terrain Cesium tilesets

Data management, analytics & reporting

Schema and data mapping
Data cleansing
Data editing and updating
Full spatial and data search
Custom forms, pop ups and reports
3D stacking diagrams and planograms
Heatmap diagrams
Process management tools

Customization and APIs

Customizable Nextspace Navigator user interface
UI plugins to link external processes and analytics
Iframe support: run Nextspace Navigator UI in an Iframe or run custom integrations within the Iframe
API for analytics and microservice developments

Document management

Import CAD and BIM models, 3D Graphics and data
Static or dynamic connection to data sources—GIS, IoT, BIM, ERP, etc
Convert from one Coordinate Reference System (CRS) to another

Importing data

Integrate GIS, CAD, BIM and IoT data
Aerial photography
Point clouds
3D reality meshes
Dynamic Cesium tiles, including geolocation and editing tools
CSV, JSON, KML, KMZ, GLTF and GLB
LIDAR, DSM and DTM
Direct import of DWG, Revit, IFC, ISO 15926
Microservice integrations to RAMM, SAP, Maximo, ESRI, WFS, Open Street Maps and other dynamic data interfaces

Exporting data

WFS & CSV
3D data download; DAE, GLB, KML & KMZ
Terrain and GIS
My3D.City (data hosting and download)

Administration & security

Projects and UI set up and management
User management, including functionality and data access controls
Data federation and data source set up tools
User and data audit functions
Account usage statistics