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Building Information Model Service Interface Exchange

 The bimserver.org team and our core partners TNO and Eindhoven University of Technology are closely involved in the new BIMSie standardization initiative from BuildingSMART. Together with software vendors and research partners from all over the world we are working on a “Building Information Model Service Interface Exchange”-standard. A first version is in review by the core team at this moment. Bimserver.org is now creating a prototype showing some new opportunities that will be possible thanks to this standardization initiative. The demo will be shown at the US Building Innovation Conference in January 2013. We hope to see you there.

 

Support forum is very active

http://support.BIMserver.org/Our support forum is very active that last couple of weeks. People from the BIMserver community are helping our each other on the public getsatisfaction forum.

When you have a question, found a bug, of just want to reach out to us, feel free to do so at http://support.BIMserver.org
We love the feedback!

Update: The forum has moved to http://support.opensourcebim.org

Release 1.0 final

After several release candidates, the final 1.0 version is now available for download. The team made some final adjustments on the stability, security and usability. The core team received lots of help from enthusiastic developers all over the world.
Feel free to download it from http://download.bimserver.org and try it yourself.

A small selection of stuff we are proud of:

  • ‘Intelligent’ merging of IFC data;
  • User specific RSS feeds;
  • Geolocate your BIM project using openstreetmap;
  • Easier Google Earth link;
  • More query and filter options;
  • Better and more intuitive ‘early warning system’ (for concurrent engineering);
  • Enhanced user control and authentication;
  • ifcZIP upload and download;
  • Tested for ‘BIM in the Cloud’;
  • More options for fine-tuning the configuration;
  • Lots of improvement on the webservice interfaces;
  • Improved security;
  • WebGL browser based IFC viewer (very beta);
  • Better and more monitoring and logging of the server (for administrators);
  • More BIM and GIS integration (geoBIM);
  • Automatic e-mail on clashdetection of your models;
  • COBie export;

Together with the 1.0 we also release our new services. You can find them on http://bimserver.org/service/ To get more professional support for the open source BIMserver software we now offer masterclasses, training and custom development. These services give you more stability on using and implementing the open source BIMserver software in your daily work.

As you might have noticed the documentation of the open source BIMserver is lacking behind. Therefore we are very pleased to tell you that nine Dutch companies and the Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research TNO have started a ‘BIMserver Documentation’ project. This project will take 5 to 6 months and will deliver documentation as pdf, wiki (wiki.bimserver.org) and screencasts on YouTube. At the end of this documentation effort, BIMserver.org and TNO will organise a 4th BIMserver Breakfast (find inspiration on the 2010 site). This will take place in June this year. We are still looking for a location, it you are interested please contact us at breakfast@bimserver.org.

If you have any questions on the 1.0 release, please subscribe to one of the mailinglists and ask your questions there.