I work for an engineering company where we use a large range of software's and file types, including but not limited to, GIS and CAD based software.
We are aware of the broad trend to BIM and are looking to orientate ourselves for this.
A first step we thought was to utilise a single source of data, preferably with the ability to link directly to it. We thought GIS would be a good possibility.
Can GIS platforms store non GIS data, for example model files? If so, what platform would this be?
Secondly if this possible, is there a way to seamlessly convert the files between systems? I think this is called middleware? For example if there is a model result file with flood data in a native format, can the middleware convert this to GIS automatically for display to show progress for example?