Create beautiful, detailed, and data-rich BIM models.
BlenderBIM is free software, and always will be.
You have the freedom to use it however you want, modify the code, 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 and its utilities are still alpha software. Use at your own risk.
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 ensure your data is correct.
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.
IFC Clash allows you to do flexible clash detection between multiple IFC files and sets of IFC entities.
This utility has not yet been packaged for users.
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.
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.
To install, copy the
OpenBIM.dll file into your
C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2019 folder. To uninstall, just delete those two files.
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.