You can build on us

We believe software tools should be build on a robust base. We believe that, in a fragmented industry like the AEC, there is no one tool or platform that can do everything. We believe in focussed applications that do one or two things very good. That is why we created a robust platform that provides developers a solid foundation for their tools. This is how we lower the threshold for developers to build stable applications fast and reliable.

Mission critical AEC software tools rely on our platform

Lots of developers and many famous AEC software tools use the BIMserver platform as the reliable stable base to build their tools on. You might already be using BIMserver without noticing it….

For Magicians

Learn how to use BIMserver to build an application, or how to connect your software to a BIMserver-based tool.


The Building Information Model server ( platform enables you to create your own ‘BIM Operating System’. The software core is based on the open standard IFC and therefore knows how to handle IFC data.

 IFC data are interpreted by a smart core and stored as objects in an underlying database. On top of the database core features like merging, modelchecking, fusion, authorisation/authentication, comparing, etc. are available. Everything is based on plugins in an open framework and easy to fine-tune.

The BIMserver software is free and open source (GNU Affero GPL) so it can be used by commercial software tools as well. It’s ideal to support your dynamic collaboration process in the AEC sector. 

  • Build for developers

    Lots of interface protocols and libraries

  • Openness in mind

    Only open standards for data. No lock-in.

  • Plugin framework

    Lots of plugins for flexibility

  • Enterprise stability

    Proven stability is part of the open source BIM collective. We collaborate with other open source BIM software developers to improve the quality of the build environment. We believe the collaboration with others allows us to focus and improve our mission and the mission from others. Have a look at to meet our friends!