Hi JanF. Thanks for your recent effort. Can we talk about the Level of Design page? We need to agree on what LOD standard for. Please see https://bimforum.org/LOD/ Duncan (talk) 07:26, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Home of OSArch
Welcome to the OSArch WIKI - the resource and workflow database of open and accessible software for the Architecture - Engineering - Construction fields, maintained and developed by professionals actively using these tools for professional work.
The Open-Source Architecture Community brings together like-minded users and developers who share a common goal: that the built environment can be designed, constructed, operated, and recycled with free/libre software and open-source software with increased transparency, and a more ethical approach.
We're creating a place where everyone involved in the built environment's conception and life can meet, inspire and collaborate to develop empowering digital tools.
|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.|
We encourage the community to share what they're working on, use more free software in what is currently a proprietary-dominated market, and learn more about what's out there.
This wiki is brand-new. Please expect changes. Please feel free to contribute! See How to contribute to OSArch.
A good way to find what's on this site is to browse the directories below and the list of categories.
Overview of open source AEC software
The core of this project is the The AECO Free Software Directory. Enjoy browsing our directory for interesting solutions and let us know if you've overlooked anything.
See also our featured projects:
- See all pages in the BlenderBIM Add-on Category
- See all pages in the FreeCAD Category
- See all pages in the IfcOpenShell Category
Workflows using open source AEC software
The easiest way to learn about the exciting Open AEC universe and start using these tools is to see some real projects and try the workflows other people are using. The complete list of our workflows is in the Workflows using AES FOSS directory.
We are actively looking for examples of real-world projects we can share. Know a project? Get in touch with us on the OSArch forum!
Some of our featured projects:
Technical standards and solutions
A lot of the software used in OSArch workflows is based on industry standards which are also defined to be open. You can see the complete list in the Open Data Standards.
The most important ones right now are:
- Industry Foundation Class (IFC) is the main data schema for OpenBIM data. See all pages in the IFC category
- Model View Definitions (MVD)s and MicroMVDs are subsets of the IFC data schema for specific purposes See all pages in the Model View Definitions (MVD) category
To do tests and experiments with new software a large amount of data is often necessary. Open Data is a great resource, so we're collecting links to these.
How to contribute the OSArch community
By joining the OSArch community forum you can engage in the various discussions, ask questions and get to know other members of the community.
Of course any financial support to the OSArch foundation is always welcome: Donate to OSArch foundation
You are also welcome to participate on expanding thi wiki:
- Configuration settings list
- MediaWiki FAQ
- MediaWiki release mailing list
- Localise MediaWiki for your language
- Learn how to combat spam on your wiki
And most importantly, all the projects need development support: Contributing to OSArch development 101 will show you the first steps in case you are just beginning with programming. If you already know what to do, feel free to join any of the developer teams at their respective gits