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Creating 3D RFIs in SDS/2February 6, 2013
While sending an RFI with a picture can be helpful, SDS/2 features additional functionality that allows users to create RFIs that include an embedded portion of their 3D model. The 3D model can be rotated, panned and zoomed, and provides a 100% accurate representation of the issue in question; users can also search for material in the 3D model using a model tree. These RFIs can be viewed by anyone using Adobe Reader, Adobe Professional or Bluebeam® Revu®.
Using SDS/2’s RFI Capabilities to Its Fullest
To create an RFI containing a 3D model, select Create RFI from the File pull-down in Modeling. Users can select individual members to be included in the resulting PDF file, and can also choose to include bolts, holes, welds and material information. To quickly fill out an RFI, SDS/2 also has Copy/Paste/ Save/Load options that can be used with default information such as the company name and contact information.
SDS/2 has an option to create an additional XML file that can be used with FabSuite software to track RFIs.
If you have any questions about how to create RFIs, please contact your SDS/2 support representative.