BIMserver presentation at Digital Mix, BuildingSMART week Copenhagen

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BIMserver presentation at Digital Mix, BuildingSMART week Copenhagen

  1. 1. Léon van Berlo BIMserver.org
  2. 2. Start with the introductions… vrijdag 10 september 2010
  3. 3. TNO (Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research) Largest Dutch R&D centre, Non-profit, Raised by law Mission: innovate companies and government Five Core Areas (#4700 people) TNO Quality of Life TNO Defence, Security and Safety TNO Built Environment and Geosciences (the cool one) TNO Science and Technology TNO Information and Communication Technology
  4. 4. We are not software vendors! (and do not want to be) vrijdag 10 september 2010
  5. 5. vrijdag 10 september 2010 Previous: “event driven” informationexchange Contracter Architect HVAC Product supplier etc… etc… enz… etc…
  6. 6. vrijdag 10 september 2010 Ideal: Investor Architect HVAC Suppliers etc… etc… Contracter etc… Own information BIM (server) Own information Own information Own information Own information Own information Own information Own information
  7. 7. Working with a central BIM <ul><li>Always the latest information </li></ul><ul><li>Better change management </li></ul><ul><li>Higher building quality </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter engineering process </li></ul><ul><li>etc… </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  8. 8. Open Source BIMserver: Open source software to change a regular (internet)computer into a BIMserver. vrijdag 10 september 2010
  9. 9. Using the BIMserver software vrijdag 10 september 2010 Bimserver.org software a b c d … Users (each using their own software)
  10. 10. The usual problems: vrijdag 10 september 2010 Bimserver.org software a b c d … users each using their own Different software
  11. 11. Sollution: Open standaards <ul><li>IFC : Industry Foundation Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(or: the famous BuildingSMART standard) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bimserver.org also uses: W3C, SOAP, REST, BIM ExPro, etc.. </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
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  13. 13. What does it look like? vrijdag 10 september 2010 www.ifcbrowser.com
  14. 14. What does it look like? vrijdag 10 september 2010 www.ifcbrowser.com
  15. 15. IFC History <ul><li>Industry Foundation Classes </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Open’ standard </li></ul><ul><li>Origin from the ‘CAD-world’ </li></ul><ul><li>Autodesk as driver </li></ul><ul><li>From the first days of STEP (1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Should be a standard for ‘downstream applicaties’ </li></ul><ul><li>Used as exchange format </li></ul><ul><li>Latest version: 2x3 TC1 </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry, but also Semantics; Relations and Properties </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  16. 16. Open standards <ul><li>All sofware import/export IFC </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010 Bimserver instance b c d … a IFC IFC IFC IFC IFC
  17. 17. How does it look? vrijdag 10 september 2010
  18. 18. Depends on your view……. vrijdag 10 september 2010
  19. 19. What kind of features does the BIMserver have? vrijdag 10 september 2010
  20. 20. The most valued ones… <ul><li>(geometric) Merging IFC (sub)models </li></ul><ul><li>Early warning system (concurrent engineering) </li></ul><ul><li>User management and authorisation </li></ul><ul><li>Simple queries/filters </li></ul><ul><li>Rules checker </li></ul><ul><li>Version management – revision management </li></ul><ul><li>Change finder </li></ul><ul><li>Online viewer (O3D) </li></ul><ul><li>Clash detection (in next release) </li></ul><ul><li>Change alert / notification </li></ul><ul><li>More on www.bimserver.org/features/ </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  21. 21. But also: <ul><li>Objects stored in database (no file storage) </li></ul><ul><li>100% open source (GNU GPL) </li></ul><ul><li>Export formats (CityGML, Google Earth, KML, ifcXML, enz..) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Unlimited’ users, projects en objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Different interfaces (user, rest, soap, etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Configurable queries/filters </li></ul><ul><li>Branching </li></ul><ul><li>GeoBIM export (geobim.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Model summary </li></ul><ul><li>Data checking on import (in development) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich internal object model / application logic (ecore) </li></ul><ul><li>More on: www.bimserver.org/features/ </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  22. 22. Tools / plugins <ul><li>Revit plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Client viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Linking DMS and Workflow (Alfresco) </li></ul><ul><li>And much more… </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at http://www.bimserver.org/features/ </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  23. 23. Work in progress <ul><li>Intelligent merging of IFC models </li></ul><ul><li>Complex querying language </li></ul><ul><li>Real time concurrent engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Improve difference finder </li></ul><ul><li>Intense documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Other export formats (WebGL, 3D-PDF, OSG, etc…) </li></ul><ul><li>Parsers to import data (Collada, CityGML etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting to other initiatives (osBIM, BuildingSMART, Coins, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  24. 24. How does it work? vrijdag 10 september 2010
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  27. 27. Object based architecture 10-09-10
  28. 28. Who’s involved? vrijdag 10 september 2010
  29. 29. Thinking along… <ul><li>Core: </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research TNO </li></ul><ul><li>Eindhoven University of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>On the sideline: </li></ul><ul><li>VTT </li></ul><ul><li>CSIRO </li></ul><ul><li>NIST </li></ul><ul><li>Master students from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatiefgroep Open Standaarden </li></ul><ul><li>And lots of users…. (growing group) </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  30. 30. Who’s talking about it? vrijdag 10 september 2010
  31. 31. Everybody (even people that never used/seen it) vrijdag 10 september 2010
  32. 32. What’s in it for me? vrijdag 10 september 2010
  33. 33. Main reasons for using OS BIMserver <ul><li>“ Tool to support dynamic collaboration” </li></ul><ul><li>Developed for one specific purpose: BIM </li></ul><ul><li>Open and free to use </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards, so no vendor lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>Users think of new reasons every day…. </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  34. 34. Keep you posted!? <ul><li>Mailinglists; factsheet; wiki; etcetera: </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.bimserver.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @bimserver </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010
  35. 35. Closing remarks vrijdag 10 september 2010
  36. 36. Don’t call us and say: “ when you build this feature wé are going to use your software ” We are NOT softwarevendors! vrijdag 10 september 2010
  37. 37. This is not a hype…… This is boring software that makes your life better. (when it was a hype, the userinterface would be better) vrijdag 10 september 2010
  38. 38. This is not a “next big thing” This is boring software that just works. Today! vrijdag 10 september 2010
  39. 39. It’s free! Try it! Use it! vrijdag 10 september 2010
  40. 40. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @berlotti </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: berlotti </li></ul><ul><li>+31 (0) 15 – 276 3106 </li></ul>vrijdag 10 september 2010

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