It’s Valentine’s Day, so let’s share some love between BIM platforms… It also happens to be a busy week at Shoegnome doing things I can’t talk about or share right now. So here’s some news that’s a little old, but still good.
You can now download Tekla BIMSight directly from www.myarchicad.com. You can read about all the details here. This is a great step for the industry. We need convergence, openness, and interoperability between programs. I want to work in my software, you want to work in yours. We can share via a common language in a neutral, free platform. That’s the dream. And that’s what Tekla is aiming to do with BIMSight. It’s nice to see Graphisoft put their support behind this. I hope others do as well.
Here is another nice piece of industry news about increased sharing. I think it should really be titled Autodesk Stops Stonewalling Interoperability in AEC Industries. Or Maybe Autodesk Makes Timid Step Towards Playing Well With Others. Whatever the title, it’s nice to see Autodesk making an effort. Hopefully this is an honest step towards easier data exchange between competing platforms.