A flexible platform 
that plays nice with others




Developer SDK

When you are a developer of BIM software like a modeler, checker or viewer, or even BIM based software for cost estimation, planning, etc. you can use our SDK to create links between BIMcollab and the BIM model in your tool. Focus on the connection to the model; we do the issue-management-part and all the underlying XML or communication protocols have been taken care of.

You get the best we have, because we use the same libraries for our own set of add-ons.

 
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Free development space

Part of the SDK is a development space of BIMcollab. During development, your app can only connect to this development space for testing purposes. Only approved apps can connect to public end-user spaces. Apps for internal use do not have to be approved. 

Approval of apps

When you are ready with your app, you have to submit it for approval for commercial use with BIMcollab. After approval we will allow your add-on to connect to all end user spaces and you can start distributing. This way we keep an eye on the quality of the ecosystem.

Connector with full GUI

language: C#
platform: Windows only
 

The most extended option we have is a C# library with full GUI included alike our BCF Managers. Documentation and demo-project is included to get you started. All you have to do is to embed it in your software and fill in the functions to retreive/lookup components, get/set camera position and grab a snapshot of the model. We advise this SDK to add BIMcollab functionality to desktop BIM tools.

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Connection library (no GUI)

language: C# and Java
platforms: Windows and MacOS

 

These libraries offer functionality to build a connection to BIMcollab including datamanagement of the downloaded issues, background-loading and more. When using this library you have to build your own GUI supporting BIMcollab's features correclty. We advise to use these libraries only when the full GUI library is not possible.

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BCF-API

type: REST-API
available soon
 

The buildingSMART defined BCF-API is about to become an open standard for communicating issues to a CDE, PMS or a BIM issue management system. This REST API has limited support for BIMcollab's properties and functionality compared to the other available SDK libraries. However the BCF-API can be used to connect cloud-based solutions.