Wow, looks like those guys have been quite active in the past months. I'll have a new look...
IFC seems a cool format to support (it is only used in the building industry, though, so I think I'll be the one interested in it here), but until now I haven't found any supporting open-source library to have a look at how to implement. But anyway we still don't have in freecad all that's needed to make good use of that format, so it is not too urgent.
Anyway, it's good to keep an eye on that ifc server, thanks for sharing!
Hi I'm a young architect and I'm looking to freecad with much interest. I think freecad is suitable to be a BIM software and it would be wonderful if it became something like that.
I have found this site:
No, actually I'm still implementing basic functions in the draft module (such as a good, reliable offset) that will be needed for the arch module. So far I didn't commit anything. But I made this page, feel free to add or discuss stuff there: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/f ... ding_ideas
Yes I've seen that already... It's not very advanced but it parses fine already. Without a doubt we can use it to build our ifc importer.
The thing I have to do now is start making a couple of basic "bim" objects (we must have something to convert ifc objects to), I plan to start with a wall object,
for that I made several changes to the draft module these days (such as a stronger offset function, since walls will need it heavily).
Basically now everything is more or less ready for the arch module, so i think after the holidays i'll start working on it for good!