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  • I have this problem to solve, hope that you can help me:
    
    I have a building with a “control system”. The control system, depending of the temperature inside and outside the building, opens and closes windows automatically.
    
    I want to create a 3D model of the building that displays in real time the processing mode of the building (temperature inside and outside, windows that are open and closed, etc). 
    
    For that I have to interconnect the “control system” of the building with a computer. The control system give data (temperature inside and outside, windows that are open and closed, etc) in format txt.
    
    
    I want also to be able to use the computer to give commands to the control system, i.e., if I want to close a certain window I want to be able to do it with the computer.
    
    So my question is what is the best tool to do these.
    
    
    
    Kind regards,
    
    Gustavo
    
    
    Saturday, May 27, 2006 3:23 PM

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  • Gustavo,

    I've checked whether Visio would be a suitable tool for the task.

    However, it seems that it is not - unless considerable amount of development is done.

    And, there is very little support for the 3D.

    So, I guess you need to look for some specialized 3D design, CAD kind of tool.

    Regards

    Mauro Regio

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:32 PM

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  • Gustavo,

    I've checked whether Visio would be a suitable tool for the task.

    However, it seems that it is not - unless considerable amount of development is done.

    And, there is very little support for the 3D.

    So, I guess you need to look for some specialized 3D design, CAD kind of tool.

    Regards

    Mauro Regio

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:32 PM
  • Hmm...the most easy solution i think to try to use parallel port or usb port to send/receive signals..
    i did something similar with java some years before...it was to open/close windows using pc..i've written all 3D code myself using java3D api,and i've used parallel and usb ports for signals..but i'm sure there are specialists out there for that kind of projects..

    good luck..
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 8:09 PM