Writing docs#

A great way to contribute without writing code is to help writing documentation. Please reach out before contributing as the software is still in an alpha state and portions may not be worth documenting as it changes too frequently.

Writing technical documentation#

All documentation is written in ReStructured Text and is available in the BlenderBIM Add-on docs directory.

The following colours and annotation styles should be used for annotating images. All stroke widths are 3px with a corner radius of 3px. Horizontal underlines are 5px with a corner radius of 2px. The dark green is 39b54a and the light green is d9e021.


Special keywords such as Technical Terminology that the user should be aware of should be bolded, titlecased, and used consistently. You may use italics to emphasize words or phrases. Inline code must be quoted and longer code snippets may use code blocks.

$ cd /path/to/blenderbim
$ ls

Be sure to specify the language to enable syntax highlighting.

print("Hello, world!")

A button may be used to point users to a critical sample file or download.


Instead of writing “Note that XYZ …” you should use notes sparingly to highlight “gotchas”.


Tips may be used to add a useful but optional suggestion.


Warnings may be used to highlight common mistakes.

See also

See also blocks should be used to reference further reading links.