6 ways to start a project on BIMserver.center

6 ways to start a project on BIMserver.center

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CYPE is a strong advocate of Open BIM technology and, for this reason, offers the BIMserver.center platform to its users.

This platform allows users to create and manage BIM projects and download over 100 Open BIM applications. Flexibility and communication between the different programs are two Open BIM technology standards, so workflow possibilities on the platform are increasing every day.

There are several ways to start a new project on BIMserver.center. In this article we mention some of them:

It is worth remembering that to work on BIMserver.center, users can register for free on the platform and create a profile. They should also install BIMserver.center Sync, a free desktop application that keeps the project files developed in BIMserver.center up-to-date.

Creating an architectural model with CYPE Architecture

CYPE Architecture is a free BIM modeller developed for creating and maintaining architectural models.

Its advantages include the ability to solve complex geometry, as well as allowing the user to work in a completely 3D environment.

When opening a new file in CYPE Architecture, the user will be able to create a new BIMserver.center project and link to it. After finishing the design, the architectural model information will be incorporated into the project by selecting “Export” in the top right corner.

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Creating an architectural model with CYPE Architecture

Creating an architectural and analytical model with IFC Builder

IFC Builder is the most downloaded application from the BIMserver.center Store. It is a free and ultra-light BIM modeller developed for creating and maintaining architectural models.

The advantage that IFC Builder has over other modellers, in addition to its simplicity, is its ability to generate analytical models.

By selecting “Export” in the top right corner, the user can create a new BIMserver.center project. After clicking accept, the architectural model information developed in IFC Builder will be incorporated into the BIMserver.center project.

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Creating an architectural and analytical model with IFC Builder

Creating an architectural model with Autodesk Revit

To start a project through Autodesk Revit, the best option is to use the Open BIM Plug-in for AutoDesk Revit©. This add-in optimises the exchange of information and establishes a two-way connection with the other programs that operate through the BIMserver.center platform.

The Open BIM Plug-in for AutoDesk Revit© is a free application and can be downloaded directly from the BIMserver.center store.

Using it is as simple as clicking on “Collaborate on Open BIM project“, within the specific menu of the plug-in, to link the file to a project in BIMserver.center and export the model information to it.

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Creating an architectural model with Autodesk Revit

Creating a structural model with CYPECAD

In some projects, architecture and structure are closely linked from the moment the building is conceived. In these cases, it can be interesting to elaborate the structural model beforehand, serving as a reference for the subsequent architectural development.

CYPECAD, one of CYPE’s main structural design programs, can also be the one to start an Open BIM project, where architecture and other disciplines can be added later in their respective applications. 

From CYPECAD, users can export to IFC by clicking on the “Export in IFC format” button in the top right corner of the “BIMserver.center” menu. In this same menu, the user has options to create or select a BIMserver.center project and incorporate the structural model information into it.