Floor Plans data question

Discussion created by Wolseley on Apr 12, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2014 by MBuehler-esristaff
I am not sure where to post this question; I have many floor plans for a campus; some are for single story buildings, others are for multi-story buildings. The floor plans are in DWG format (AutoCAD) and are already georeferenced and scaled to match the building polygons in our Geodatabase. I know how to bring the data into our Geodatabase using the CAD Import Tools no problem;

I do not have CityEngine, but plan on implementing it in the near future. What I do use is ArcGIS 10.2.1 Desktop Advanced, ArcGIS for Server Enterprise, SQL Server 2008 R2, and I built a Map Viewer using Flex.

The Floor Plans CAD data includes rooms, doors, windows, walls, and room number/id annotation.

my questions are:

1) How do you recommend I organize Floor Plan Feature Classes in a SQL Server Enterprise Geodatabase? is there a floor plan GIS data model or schema available?

2) For Multi-Story Buildings, would you recommend separating each Floor into its own Feature Class? for example, Bldg_A_1st_Floor; Bldg_A_2nd_Floor?

3) What attributes would you store for each floor?

4) Without CityEngine, how would you recommend working with Floor Plan Feature Classes?

Any other suggestions on your experiences with Floor Plans are welcome.