Posts tagged "Interoperability"

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Funds gbXML

Carmel Software recently announced that it has received funding from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for Phase III of improving the Green Building XML (gbXML) interoperability schema that allows various BIM authoring and analysis software tools to integrate with one another. Here is a more layman’s explanation of what this all means: Green Building...

IFC Exporter for Revit 2013 or Revit IFC Export Alternate UI Updated

The IFC exporter for Revit 2013 contains up-to-date improvements on the default IFC export capabilities of Revit contributed by Autodesk and our Open Source contributors. While this app is not necessary for IFC support, it is recommended that users that depend on the quality of their IFC export download this app and keep it up-to-date,...

Webinar: Green Building XML and the New EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL

This is a recording of the gbXML webinar that took place on January 22, 2013. It demonstrates the new EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL and includes the following: 1. An overview of gbXML given by Stephen Roth of Carmel Software 2. Demo of LBNL’s Simergy by Richard See 3. Demo of NREL’s OpenStudio by...

IFC – What It Is and Why You Should Care – Zoog’s NYCRUG Presentation

Importing Revit 2013 gbXML into Ecotect Analysis 2011 Problem Solved

On importing gbXML files from Revit 2013 into Ecotecty Analysis you are faced with the following error message: This error is being presented because the gbXML export file is not encoded in a format Ecotect recognises (and for some reason triggers an IFC error message). Unlike earlier versions, Revit 2013 exports in UTF-16 format whereas...

Revit 2013 gbXML Not Importing into Ecotect 2011

Come accross this problem? Here is the solution from the BIM Toolbox: On import you are faced with the following error message: This error is being presented because the gbXML export file is not encoded in a format Ecotect recognises (and for some reason triggers an IFC error message). Unlike earlier versions, Revit 2013 exports...

Updated: Open Source IFC Exporter for Revit 2013

This open source version can override the version that comes standard with shipped Revit. Revit 2013 contains both IFC export and IFC export UI overrides, which contains options not available in the regular UI, such as ifcXML and ifcZIP support. http://sourceforge.net/p/ifcexporter/home/Home/ Please note that there are three separate installers in the Downloads section for this...

Grashopper to Revit via IFC and Revit Addon

Demonstration and Explanation of progress to import IFC files into Revit from Parametric models in Grasshopper. Uses new Revit Addon from Geometry Gym. Files available from http://geometrygym.blogspot.com

IFC Exporter For Revit 2012 is Released as Open Source

Autodesk Revit IFC Exporter Code is now available as Open Source software; supporting greater Interoperability with compliant software! Read more on the BIM Apps blog ..

Free gbXML Viewing and Converting

There seem to be three free solutions for viewing and even converting Green Building eXtensible Markup Language (gbXML) geometry out there. Let me know if there is more out there.. From the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology comes the FZKViewer that visualises IFC, CityGML and gbXML DDS-CAD Viewer is now able to visualise gbXML files as...

Free IFC Model Viewer

Data Design System (Norway) offers a free and robust IFC model viewer. Visit the site ..

AIA Interoperability Position Statement

The American Institute of Architects has issued a statement endorsing open standards and encouraging its members to take an active role in adopting it. “The AIA believes that all industry-supporting software must facilitate, not inhibit, project planning, design, construction, commissioning and lifecycle management. This software must support non-proprietary open standards for auditable information exchange and...