Software firm BIMobject has announced that BIMobject Apps will be offered as free source code. To further strengthen the company’s position as the global leader in digital building products, product information, and BIM object distribution, the company will now allow for other corporations to build Apps for the platform BIMobject Cloud using a free BIMobject source code.
Since 2012, BIMobject have built several Apps that integrate the entire BIMobject Cloud in various types of BIM software such as Trimble SketchUp, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, and Autodesk Revit/AutoCAD. The Apps have been downloaded and installed by users more than 150,000 times, creating full integration into their respective BIM software. The Apps give users increased productivity by letting them find and compare products more easily before downloading, update and add information, as well as communicate.
The BIMobject Apps are also a vital part of the platform BIMobject Hercules. Unlike the BIMobject Cloud, it is aimed at large consultants, building owners, governments, and contractors. The free source code allows these bigger organisations further to enhance the capabilities of the Apps by adding, removing, and modifying the features. The result is a fully customised version of the Apps, tailored to the specific needs within a particular corporation or organisation.