Architects have been wired to understand complex relationships of data in buildings and document them in schedules with types, instances, attributes and more, all related to COBie long before BIM or CAD.
Building documentation, hand drawn, CAD or BIM and deliverables always have errors. COBie just formalizes how to structure them for delivery so they can be checked in a standard way.
I think it is not the “complexity” of COBie that turns people off, I think it it the fact that it exposes errors that used to go unnoticed.
Checking for errors on a 1968 hand drafted schedule of COBie data.
(Don't forget to check the references in all 245 sheets of this set)
Join the current BIMStorm to learn how COBie is much easier in 2017 than it was in 1968.
Scenario 12 will include BIM2FM and COBie.