BIM Workbench

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Re: BIM Workbench

Postby Cyril » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am

bitacovir wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:20 pm
There is a service.
You can open a free acount with a 1GB to storage in this service.
There is also an API
Unfortunately this service does not have an online viewer to check the integrity of a IFC file made with FreeCAD
I don't think it is the same BIM server it doesn't seems to be a free software at all.
The following one is under GPLv3 License :
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Re: BIM Workbench

Postby bitacovir » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Cyril wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am

I don't think it is the same BIM server it doesn't seems to be a free software at all.
The following one is under GPLv3 License :
I know. I just mentioned it as a BIM service with an API.
One must be absolutely modern.
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Re: BIM Workbench

Postby yorik » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:06 pm

The "sanity" of an IFC file exported from FreeCAD is pretty easy to check with ifcplusplus. If it opens without errors I consider the file is clean. It is good at reporting basic geometry errors. Revit often discords, though... :)

I would still like to have a simple script that would let you check something like "I have 20 BIM objects in my FreeCAD model, and these 20 objects are there in the IFC file".

About the "other" bim server, their API is probably very different than the And since it is not open source, there is not much point in spending work on it
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Re: BIM Workbench

Postby joancabeza » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 am

Hi everybody! Since is my first post I introduce myself a bit. I'm an architect that began to enter in Opensource tools throught Blender and has searched an BIM modeling tool that young architects and small studies could work with. And I found FreeCAD and it's community, that I find amasing.

I just started with BIM workbench and I thing it goes in the wright direction. I like how it's a tool in what you can use every workbench to create an arch component and asign a role that it's going to read as an ifcelement. I've noticed that those elements are not parametric. Do you thing in the future, some of them, might be able to be parametric?

I really like how it has been thought from an IFC perspective. IFC's might not be perfect but is the best we have to comunicate the form and the data. With that in mind I don't know if there is a possibility to create a file to be able to classify the elements (like Uniclass) and once you export the Fstd file to an Ifc it might keep the classification. In IFC there's a bunch of information that you don`t need or use. But with the name, the classification and the quantities you can reach most of your goals.

I've been reading your Floor name discussion. For me it's clearer if you call it floor than cell, but it's just an opinion.

I also have found an error while I click the "Set some common FreeCAD preferences for BIM workflow" button. I attach a screenshot

Thanks for all your time and work!
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