BIMscript® is a solution designed to streamline and accelerate the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely accessible scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.
BIMscript® includes not only parametric behaviours but also calculations, product logic, Level of Detail (with several levels of complexity of geometry and geometry combinations) and a huge range of properties and attributes.
BIMscript® is generated through the use of an authoring app for the mechanical 3D CAD system Rhino, which serves as a hosting platform. The solution works in combination with the modelling and optimisation features of Rhino. It allows for mechanical CAD geometry to be imported from most mechanical CAD systems, including industry-leading products such as CATIA, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, IGES, NX, JT, Inventor and Pro E.
Operating in the cloud, BIMscript® generates intelligent, native BIM objects in a number of formats for the most popular BIM applications from Autodesk, Graphisoft, and Trimble with the potential for more in the near future. It also generates objects in commonly used formats such as IFC, 3DS, DWG, and WebGL.
BIMscript® is directly connected to the BIMobject® Cloud, providing a seamless workflow to publish objects with an included connection to the corresponding product information stored in property sets in the cloud platform.
The solution is scalable and can describe products as well as components in an intelligent way, creating configurable objects with parametric variations and different levels of detail. BIMscript® is a subset of the C programming language, which allows for smart objects to be created and then hosted and managed in the BIMobject® Cloud. Objects created using BIMscript® have the ability to include properties and metadata from BIMobject® Properties (BOPC).
BIMscript® requires the developer to have a commercial licence for Rhino 3D and an accreditation from BIMobject® before being used. The solution is very user-friendly, with all syntax controls, testing, and creation of the generated BIMscript® being carried out within the solution itself. The technology is freely available and enhanced continuously.