Posts tagged "Open Source"

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...

Version 5 of gbXML Released for Public Review

The next version of the gbXML schema (5.0) was just released for public review. Click here for information on how to view the change log and submit comments. Via www.gbxml.org ..

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...

New gbXML YouTube Channel

gbXML.org has launched a new channel on Youtube. The sole video so far covers the workflow involved with exporting a gbXML file from Autodesk Revit MEP for use by third-party building analysis software tools.  You can see the video embedded below or go to the gbXML YouTube channel to watch it in better quality .....

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...

White Box Technologies Announces the Establishment of a Center for Open Source Building Simulations

White Box Technologies announced its intention to establish a non-profit Center for Open Source Building Energy Simulations (COSBES). White Box Technologies is an international firm pooling together significant expertise of experienced engineers, architects, building physicists, and building modelers. With offices in 4 states we bring together high levels of expertise in: Building energy simulation (EnergyPlus,...

Share Bentley Architecture Model via gbXML for Energy Analysis

“Saving energy isn’t a challenge that can wait for the future. It must be addressed today – for example, by initiatives to exchange information through generally accepted data formats like IFC and gbXML. Watch this eSeminar how a 3D BIM model created in Bentley Architecture can serve for energy analysis by sharing it via gbXML...

Want to Learn about gbXML

I recommend seeing this archived webcast “Using Green Building XML for Sustainable Building Design”. Members of the gbXML advisory board demonstrated how tools for Building Information Modeling (BIM) can integrate with various analysis software, using the interoperability of gbXML to help create more sustainable building designs. Presentations and product demos included the following: Autodesk Revit...

Freeform Organic Experiments with Topmod and Revit

See how the open source software Topmod could be integrated with Revit into your schematic design toolbox on the Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM blog. TopMod3d is a free, open source, portable, platform independent topological mesh modeling system that allows users to create high genus 2-manifold (watertight) meshes. While we have seen people do similar...