A presentation about open source, so let’s start with an Autodesk slide….
“ Enabling the Revit IFC exporter code to be licensed as open source software provides users with greater flexibility to customize their Revit IFC file output to help them better meet the needs of specific project or government IFC file input requirements. <ul><li>With access to the Revit IFC exporter source code, users can add custom parameter sets to elements exported to IFCs, or custom quantities to the elements exported. Users may also, for example, change the representation of the exported elements, should they find another, more useful encoding” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=452932&id=17858409 </li></ul>
Is this a good thing? - for interoperability in the industry? - for ‘getting things done’ in a project?
Specialists come together (a project) to build a great building.
Specialists CHOOSE and bring their own tools….
Buildings are getting more and more complex…. (because the industry is doing such a great job!)
So ‘standard’ tools might not be enough to do the job
For big projects specific tools can/will be build
And for small projects…. …this is also possible!
The open source BIM collective <ul><li>www.osbim.org </li></ul>
The ‘open source BIM collective’… …is a ‘collective’ of open source projects: - to open up the black box - to support/build the highest-quality BIM software - to make sure you don’t have to start from scratch - to support the AEC industry - to get better buildings
The ‘open source BIM collective’… … believes in the craftsmanship of specialists in the industry. …believes that craftsman should be able to choose, tweak and tune their tools to deliver great work.
Currently 6 tools on the (crappy) website (more projects on the way)
Goals: accelerate the good stuff! <ul><li>And… </li></ul><ul><li>To provide the AEC industry with reference implementations of open standards. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the use of open source software in the AEC industry – eg. PR, training, outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage the implementation of open standards and standards-based interoperability. </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure a high degree of quality in open source BIM projects. </li></ul><ul><li>To make software more accessible to end users (in any way you can imagine). </li></ul><ul><li>To provide support for the use of open source BIM software in education via curriculum development, outreach, and support. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage communication and cooperation between open source BIM communities on different language (eg. Java/C/Python) and operating system (eg. Win32, Unix, MacOS) platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>To support the use of and contribution to open source BIM projects from the worldwide community through internationalization of software and community outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>Update the crapy website: www.osbim.org </li></ul>
http://www.bimserver.org/ Let others do (most of) the talking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4-BIYP4jDs&hd=1
http://www.bimsurfer.org (November 2011) Sneak preview, special for today: http://osbim.org/BIMsurfer-bab6d1d/#
Closing remarks…. <ul><li>All tools are generic , so you cán also use them without finetuning / programming </li></ul><ul><li>You can also use the tools without programming </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools </li></ul><ul><li>When you believe what we believe: join us. </li></ul><ul><li>You are very welcome </li></ul>