Open BIM COVID-19 | Quick start guide

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The aim of this quick start guide is to explain the functionality of the Open BIM COVID-19 tool for the design and analysis or safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 in architectural spaces. It may be useful for your understanding to consult the user manual. You can also find more information about Open BIM COVID-19 at this link.


Section 1


Download and install Open BIM COVID-19

To start developing your safety plans with Open BIM COVID-19 first you will need to download and install the free application from the BIMserver.center store.

How to load a plan of your workplace with a PDF, JPG or DWG file

The program supports files in different formats, including IFC files of BIM models or 2D files such as PDF documents, JPG images or DWG projects. Learn how to upload a plan of your workplace.

Section 2


Restaurant safety plan against the spread of COVID-19

See an example of how to create a restaurant safety plan against the spread of COVID-19 using a 2D plan.

Shop safety plan against the spread of COVID-19

See an example of how to create a shop safety plan against the spread of COVID-19 using a BIM model in IFC format.

Section 3

Bill of quantities and 3D environment

Creating a bill of quantities for the COVID-19 safety plan

An interesting feature of Open BIM COVID-19 is the possibility to generate the bill of quantities of the materials in the safety plan automatically. Find out how to do it.

Working in the 3D environment of Open BIM COVID-19

There are many different ways of working with Open BIM COVID-19. One of them is editing directly on the 3D model. Learn more about it.

Section 4

Additional resources

Introduce the project furniture

You can introduce the furniture of your workplace, both in projects based on 2D plans and in projects based on 3D BIM models. To do this, use the “Open BIM Residential Furniture” or “Open BIM Office Furniture” applications.

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The BIMserver.center Team

The BIMserver.center Team is a group of specialists dedicated to different areas of the architecture, engineering and construction sector. Together, they discuss, promote and disseminate the technology Open BIM around the world.

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