BCFier is an extendible and Open Source BCF client. Like IFC is the open standard for Building Information models, BCF is the open standard for Building Issues. BCFier is a set of plugins and standalone apps (modules) that handle BCF and integrate directly with BIM tools.
Currently BCFier is composed of the following modules:
Ready to start developing BCFier? Keep reading!
If you are looking for a Guide on how to use the installed version of BCFier instedad, refer to the UserGuide
The project in not actively maintained, I will regularly check issues and pull requests but cannot guarantee regular support and maintenance.
To get started fork the repo, if you are going to extend the Revit Project make sure the Autodesk dlls are referenced correctly, otherwise there are no other dependencies that need to be added.
The core of BCFier is under
Bcfier, it contains all the logic and UI that is used by all the different integrations (modules). All modules will reference that project and extend it adding specific commands for the software they are integrating with.
Bcfier.UserControls.BcfierPanel contains the logic and UI for the main panel, while
Bcfier.UserControls.BcfReportPanel for each BCF opened inside the TabControl.
All controls bind to ModelViews defined in
Bcfier.Bcf, it's not a perfect MVVM models since I use the same classes to serialize/deserialize BCFs, but it works great.
To create a new Module, for instance, an Achicad plugin, follow these steps:
data:Commands.AddView), this will have to generate a BCF ViewPoint (see Revit plugin for reference)
The settings file is stored in
%localappdata%\BCFier\settings.config so that it can be accessible by all modules, the Settingd Window UI will has different tabs for each module and ideally those will show up only if that specific module is installed.
The class that handles the settings file is under
Bcfier.Data.Utils.UserSettings, and stores the file as a
ExeConfigurationFileMap for easy management. The same class provides methods to automatically save/retrieve settings based on the UserControl name.
The module for Autodesk Revit is in
Before building the Revit project, select the corresponding build configuration.
For each there are snippets of code in Bcfier.Revit.csproj with post built event that copy the dll and manifest to the Revit Addin folder.
To seamlessly debug the project set a Debug start action to start your version of revit.exe.ree and awesome InnoSetup to generate .exe files, extending the .iss files is pretty straightforward.
This project uses the Revit_All_Main_Versions_API_x64 package. This package must be referenced in a version corresponding to the targeted Revit release. To ensure the packages are restored correctly, run the following command in a PowerShell console window at the project root:
BCFier now supports a direct connection to OpenProject to exchange BCF issues.
To connect to OpenProject, you need to specify the OpenProject BaseUrl and your personal AccessToken in the settings:
The BaseUrl should be the domain of the OpenProject instance you're connecting to, e.g.
https://community.openproject.com/. You can create the AccessToken in your account in OpenProject.
After you have configured the connection to OpenProject, you can open the sync window, select a project and then download any Work Package that is of type BCF.
The roadmap is roughly:
A more detailed list of things that need to be done can be found in the issues page, but to start:
New BCFier features
New Autodesk Revit module Features
You can contact Matteo Cominetti at: email@example.com
GNU General Public License v3 Extended This program uses the GNU General Public License v3, extended to support the use of BCFier as Plugin of the non-free main software Autodesk Revit. See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#GPLPluginsInNF.
Copyright (c) 2013-2016 Matteo Cominetti
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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