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During some of these conversations inevitably interoperability comes up. How do we work with all the tools we have and how can we better share between platforms. Of course there are ELT tools such as Safe FME
or initiatives such as the Autodesk/Esri
one that can help but I think there is a bigger issue here than technology, it is people. Being trained on software that is a requirement for work is critical to projects being a success.
Part of this is that companies should give people the resources to learn their tools. At a minimum companies should look at using websites such as Udemy
to give so many options for their employees to improve their skills. But I also think employees should do this on their own time. Basically companies provide the books and resources and employees find the time to improve their skills. It is a win/win for everyone.
Interoperability isn’t a problem that hasn’t been solved. Of course there is a lot of wasted money in transition from one format to another (or the potential for waste), but if you know what you are doing things are much easier. I am who I am but I love the challenge of a translation from one format to another. That’s why I find myself very happy in the 3D space. Moving data from CAD to BIM to GIS and eventually to consumption platforms such as Salesforce or SAP. That joy is in the satisfaction of making that link, we all get that run of adrenaline when you pull it off.