Open source WebGL viewer for IFC models
BIM Surfer is an open source webbased viewer for the visualisation of IFC/BIM models based on WebGL. Get ready to surf your BIM just like you surf the web!
BIMsurfer is currently in public betaPlease beware that this is a project on the move. We invite verybody to try this software but warn you that it might not work intuitive and fluently. This is an open source project and the developers do not have time to take your hand and help you. Please read the instructions and have some patiance while testing it. Have fun!
Run it yourself:Get the source from github.
- A web browser with support for HTML5 Canvas and WebGL extension (Firefox4, Chrome 9+, ... mobile devices iPhone / iPad / Android later on).
- JSON input models. Get some example models from github or;
- create your own models using version 1.2 (beta) of the open source BIMserver.
BIMsurfer is an initiative from the open source BIM collective. The base is created in 2011 by Rehno Lindeque. Recent enhancements are made by Robert Zach (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kaltenriner Christoph (email@example.com), and Leichtfried Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) from TU Vienna - Institute BPI
ParticipateThe best way how to submit code to the project is to fork our repository at GitHub:
Then prepare a new branch with a new feature and post a pull request. We will review your code and commit it into the official bimsurfer code base. Alternatively you can also attach a patch into our issue tracker, if your prefer this way of code submission.
We are looking forward to your contribution!
Embedding this software in closed source proprietary software is possible under specific circumstances. Please contact us for more info.