Create beautiful, detailed, and data-rich BIM models.

Get BlenderBIM

BlenderBIM is free software, and always will be. You have the freedom to download it, modify it, use it however you want, and even redistribute it. If your current BIM authoring package has issues with proprietary incompatibility, proprietary obsolescence, or locks your business into proprietary subscriptions, it's time to see what you can do with OpenBIM.

Note: BlenderBIM is still alpha software. Use at your own risk.

If you know what you're doing or just don't care, instructions for installation are available on the BlenderBIM GitHub repository. However, the packaged versions are usually outdated, but as it is Python code, you can replace it easily with the latest plugin.

BIMTester

BIMTester

BIMTester is a cross-platform, lightweight, ultra-fast, and flexible BIM analysis package. BIM models and information are highly complex and interrelated. Usually, it is difficult to ask questions about the BIM model and prevent regressions and mistakes. Most existing model analysis tools, including those that do clash detection, are clunky, operate in a black-box fashion, and do not properly ensure your BIM data is correctly stored in an OpenBIM compliant way. This is where BIMTester comes in.

BIMTester can ask almost any imaginable question to your BIM model - from simple things like whether objects are classified correctly, to whether there is a fire rating, or even if you can see a signpost from a certain angle. By building up a comprehensive test suite of design expectations, you can ensure that your model becomes increasingly data-rich and useful for more stakeholders in the built environment.

Note: BIMTester is still alpha software. Use at your own risk.

If you know what you're doing, download the latest build today.

Documentation is not yet available. Please consult your BIM consultant.

IFC COBie

IFC COBie

Although an IFC file should be the primary deliverable for COBie information, in the form of the COBie MVD, sometimes, it is necessary to visualise COBie data in a spreadsheet form. This tool converts any IFC file into CSV and XLSX formats.

Note: IFC COBie is still alpha software. Use at your own risk.

If you know what you're doing, download the latest build today.

OpenBIM for Revit

BIM models originating from Revit are often poor in quality. The OpenBIM tools project has started to help provide utilities to query OpenBIM data in Revit itself.

Note: OpenBIM for Revit is still alpha software. Use at your own risk.

If you know what you're doing, download the latest build today.

To install, copy the OpenBIM.addin and OpenBIM.dll file into your C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2019 folder. To uninstall, just delete those two files.

Blender Archipack

Archipack

Archipack is a great little addon that supports domain specific modeling for architects. This means you can create walls, floors, ceilings, doors, roofs, and furniture with a single click and with specific measurement controls to manipulate them similar to other BIM software. This geometry can then be assigned BIM data with BlenderBIM.

Check out Blender Archipack