Some users found a few bugs in the first release candidate for version 1.0 of the open source BIMserver software. We fixed these issues and also did some additional work on the ‘intelligent merging’. You can test this new merging feature by selecting ‘intelligent merging’ in the settings screen. The merged models (project with subprojects) are now better merged than before. Feel free to try this version and send us feedback. Download it from http://download.bimserver.org
The BIMserver.org software is used this week in the Dutch BIMCaseweek. The week (which only lasts for 4 days) started today. Two teams use the BIMserver software. TNO has provided a cloudserver with 16 Gb internal RAM memory to handle the big models. The teams use the BIMserver software for backup, revision management and of course the merging. One of the users said “I can not find any software that can merge the different models for construction, electrician, HVAC, et cetera… The BIMserver software is the only one that does the job“. The proof that the bimserver software can do the job, can be found in the picture.
This is a big test for the software and we are very happy that the teams trust and like the software enough to use it in this competition.
The BIMserver.org development-team is working night-shifts to get ready in time for the 2009 BIMserver-breakfast. The sourcecode is rapidly changing every day. The BIMserver software is transforming to a completely new architecture. The merging capabilities will become more in the core of the architecture (in stead of ‘just’ a feature) and the ‘difference finder’ is getting better and better every day. Some of our first users call this new version ‘the best BIMserver ever’. The development team just hopes it will be ready in time for the breakfast….