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BIMserver

Postby studioa » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:39 pm

an interesting tool - I just found out about it, so I cannot say too many things about:

http://www.bimserver.org/

from their web site: The Building Information Modelserver (short:BIMserver) enables you to centralize the information of a building. It is open source (GPL) and uses open standards (IFC).

maybe it is helpful to the developers.
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Re: BIMserver

Postby yorik » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:44 pm

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!
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Re: BIMserver

Postby scotty300582 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:35 am

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:

http://www.iai-tech.org/

that talk about the implementation of the ifc format in a software. I'm not a programmer so I don't know if it can be useful but it could be.
There's a guide for the implementation too:

http://www.iai-tech.org/developers/ifc- ... de-summary

Thanks for your work
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Re: BIMserver

Postby yorik » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:39 pm

Great info, thanks! I'm beginning to work on a new Arch module, so this will be handy.
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Re: BIMserver

Postby carlod » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:16 pm

just looking around, other opensource project already work with ifc.

check the ifc wiki related page http://www.ifcwiki.org/index.php/Open_Source
You can be inspired from these tools..

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Re: BIMserver

Postby hardeeprai » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:48 am

yorikvanhavre wrote:Great info, thanks! I'm beginning to work on a new Arch module, so this will be handy.
That is great !!!

In ACE (Architecture / Construction / Engineering) format used are STEP , CIS/2 , IFC in addition to many proprietary format like DWG, DGN, .bld .rfa, .rvt, .mcd

Also noticed format .bim

I guess support by FreeCAD to IFC will be great, there may be export to IFC in all other applications.

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Re: BIMserver

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:52 am

Yorik -
is there a place where you upload the ARCH module draft, so people who wants to contribute with ideas (me is one of them) could suggest things?

yorikvanhavre wrote:Great info, thanks! I'm beginning to work on a new Arch module, so this will be handy.
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Re: BIMserver

Postby yorik » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:49 pm

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
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Re: BIMserver

Postby jparch » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:35 am

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Re: BIMserver

Postby yorik » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:48 pm

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!