I was writing a little report about how to set up the BIM Server and how to prepare BIM models coming from different native software.
The open BIM Server is an open-source online platform which allows project management to merge IFC models and to provide insight into the models’ accuracy. Additional, diverse plug-in packages can be used, for example, model walk-throughs, queries, checkers and many more.
The goal of this report was to create a use case when having three different models:
- the structural model in Revit.
- the architectural model in ArchiCAD.
- the landscape model from AutoCAD.
One of the main focus was it to prepare the IFC exports so that when merging all models on the BIM Server all elements are allocated as supposed.
By doing so I have noticed that for example the project base point in all three software is interpreted differently.
Further, the properties of the elements have obtained special attention. Especially for the non-structural elements created in ArchiCAD and the structural elements created in Revit.
Read more about it and other findings which you should mind when merging IFCs on the BIMServer. Find the full report here.