The DWG template, available to all Vcad users, is a good starting point for creating Power BI reports based on DWG models.
The report template is divided in the following pages to showcase some of the possibilities when using Vcad:
- Asset Details
The page offers a brief overview of the model structure and the extracted data.
The “Themes” page contains a rendering of the BIM model and three tables, which display theme colors based on: layers, types and names of the objects extracted from the DWG model.
The theme coloring option has been enabled for the custom visual in this page and the three color themes have been bound to the visual, allowing users to select which colors to apply to the model.
The “Markers” page contains a rendering of the BIM model with markers for each asset. The markers are automatically placed in the geometric center of each asset and are colored based on the type color.
The page also includes other visuals to filter assets and markers.
The main features of the “Asset Details” page are the rendering of the model and two related tables: Asset List and Property List.
The Asset List table contains all the extracted assets present in the model.
By selecting rows in the table, the model will be filtered and highlight the selected asset.
The Property List table presents all the extracted properties of the various assets in the model.
When the Assets List table is selected, the Property List table will display only the properties of the selected asset.
The report page also contains slicers and a search-bar to aid in finding the desired objects.
The “Tree” page contains a rendering of the model and a matrix visual showcasing the model tree structure.