Create beautiful, detailed, and data-rich BIM models.
BlenderBIM would not be possible without dedicated open-source developers, volunteers, and industry members. You can be part of this amazing community too! Please share BlenderBIM with your friends, and help change the industry.
IRC is a free, online, real-time chatroom. It is a great way to
ask questions and get an instant reply. If you send a message to
Moult, he can give you a demo of BlenderBIM online.
People are online at different timezones, so it's normal not to get a reply straight away, but stick around, or leave your email address so that somebody can reply to you later!
If you know how to code Python or C++, you can contribute to BlenderBIM on the v0.6.0 branch, or the underlying IfcOpenShell library.
You can also help build this website! The source code of this site is free for everyone to modify! All it takes is a bit of basic HTML knowledge.
The ability for the AEC industry to interoperate with open data standards and use open-source tools is based on the standards created by BuildingSMART. They have forums where anybody can learn more about OpenBIM and ask questions.
Blender has a thriving community who build amazing things, from open-source movies to parametric node-based visual programming. Learn more about how to do CG-grade 3D modeling to bring your designs to the next level on the BlenderArtists forums. If you're already a Blender wizard, share your knowledge with others!
BlenderBIM may be your first introduction to what's truly possible outside proprietary systems on the Microsoft Windows platform. There's so much more, like FreeCAD, Godot, Inkscape, The GIMP, Krita, and Git. Discover a great ecosystem of industry-grade tools and infrastructure which may open up new possibilities of how we can be smarter with our BIM data.