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We help create the built environment with free software, increased transparency, and a more ethical approach.

On this wiki, we collect and share everything we know about the free technology in our industry. Every page on this website was written by people just like you.

Get Involved[edit]

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Interested in OSArch initiatives, and why OSArch is so important to the design, construction, operation, and recycling of the built environment? See an introduction to what OSArch is all about. We are a strong and growing community.

Right now, we're looking in particular for volunteers to help with these things. If you're up for it, post on the forums and let us know!

Use Open Standards[edit]

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Open technology and standards helps our digital tools interoperate and protect you against data expiry. See what's available at the Open Data Standards Directory.

Learn about IFC - Industry Foundation Classes data concepts.

Delivering OpenBIM for facility management?

Learn how to specify data requirements with MVDs and MicroMVDs (all articles).

Stuck with proprietary software? Learn best practices and workarounds to produce industry standards compliant data. Read about how to setup Revit for better OpenBIM

To see a complete list of articles, check out the directories and categories.

GNU Free Software "Open-source software (OSS) is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to use, study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose." -Wikipedia Open Source Initiative