#NoBIM and #Pipeline in Construction

Converter OpenDataBIM

OpenDataBIM is more efficient than any other CAD plugin or online conversion, since all files are processed locally in a standalone application. In addition, it is a good opportunity to convert many IFC and Revit files at once without uploading files to the server.

Project data in structured form

Сonverting Revit

Сonverting IFC

In the noBIM concept, we get for one or hundreds of files simultaneously a complete dump of all project data as a CSV DataFrame table – a format that, without exaggeration, is the oil of almost any industry. CSV DataFrame contains all the information on the project, which allows us to use such “oil” in any business process of the construction company.

Almost any automation of data and processes in construction begins with tabular data, which allows you to break down the data into larger individual clusters from which the finished workflow is assembled.

If you have tables (or RDBMS) you have the key and full control over the data.

Don’t waste your time! The sooner you understand the importance of relational databases and CSV and DataFrames tables, the sooner you can move to free engineering data tools, and the less time you will spend learning complex and expensive BIM tools that work internally with data tables (in RDBMS), with the difference that you will have difficulty accessing those tables.


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Converter app supports current versions of most 3D solutions. The percentage indicates the amount of information that we can get in the current version of the converter.







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CSV & DAE is the "JPEG of Construction Data"

Revit vs IFC vs CSV+DAE comparasion

OpenDataBIM app convert data from RVT (Revit) and IFC formats to the following formats:
CSV (XLSX) – base. All data, with geometry. Gives an overview of all item categories and properties. You can check with the classifier. The format is extensible, it is possible to enter your own parameters without breaking its structure.

DAE – the geometry of elements, with linkage to the ID. Allows you to visualize selections by any of the parameters.

Size of Revit files after conversion wit OpenDataBIM

When converting Revit files, the resulting CSV& DAE file is the file that contains all the elements of the project.

The size of CSV& DAE is smaller than the original native format, and there is no loss of information that was in the original file

File size, Mb

  • Revit
  • IFC
  • CSV & DAE

📈 Would you like to do 5D BIM, CO2 emissions calculations and Quantity Take-Off in free tools without using paid solutions and complicated connections through plugins and APIs?

Send us a link to your IFС file or Revit project. We’ll run your data through the converter and you’ll get:
– all data on the project in the XML, CSV, XLS format
– project dataframes (tabular information about projects, without the need to load data into SQL)
– the opportunity to try free applications on our GitHub

With the files you receive, you will be able to explore the data in your projects on your own, using numerous Python libraries in Jupyter Notebook. To send the files please send a link to the archive with the project files to info@opendatabim.io with your return mail address, to which you will then receive a link to the archive with the finished data. Request for file conversion


noBIM approach

NoBIM approach to data solves the problems of versioning and API understanding of programs and removes the need to involve BIM specialists to work with data

🕸 Working today on any solutions built on #BIM data – specialists working in #construction companies face the dependence of developed solutions on the software versioning and differences in API connection, depending on the format developers or BIM application developers.

🌑 In #ClosedBIM or #OpenBIM approaches, differences in #APIs and developer approaches to data make it impossible to create interoperable applications and scripts that can be used by different construction companies to solve the same problems.

🗃 As a result, each construction company writes hundreds (sometimes thousands of scripts) that are difficult or impossible to use in another company without understanding the code and fine-tuning it.

🧊 #NoBIM concept of working with construction project data using standard known non-specialized tools, independent of close or parameterized files. #NoBIM Data is a CSV DataFrame of all data in a project, linked to the geometry of all elements in DAE-GLTF format. The CSV DataFrame is the standard in big data and machine learning, and the DAE-GLTF format is the standard in the geometry visualization industry.


Q: Which is the best plan for me?

If you are a large construction company or you have special requirements for the converter to work, a business or enterprise plan is best suited to meet your needs.


Q: What does an annual subscription mean?

When you buy a converter, you get OpenDataBIM application with no expiration date, which will work with the current versions of the files from the vendors for the current year. This means, for example, that if you buy OpenDataBIM converter in 2022, it will work with all files created with Autodesk Revit versions up to 2022. If you need to work with files from future versions, you will need to buy a new version of the converter that will work with the new formats released by the vendors in the future.


Q:  Do I need additional licenses or plug-ins to run the OpenDataBIM converter?

The OpenDataBIM converter works without the need to buy third-party licenses or vendors. OpenDataBIM works without the need to connect your computer to the Internet. Also additionally in terms of buisness and enterprise, we support deploying OpenDataBIM on your or our infrastructure.


Q:  We need help with our project using a converter, can you provide it?

Yes, we have professional services and you can also contact our community


Q:  Can you deploy OpenDataBIM on Azure, AWS, or GCP?

Yes, under the Buisness plan we can give you instructions and recommendations, and under the Enterprise plan we can deploy the OpenDataBIM converter for you on any cloud provider that your company can use.


Q: Requirements for running the converter

The OpenDataBIM application has no special requirements. The Buisness PLan application runs on any Windows operating system. We can also provide you with a running version of the converter on Linux operating system at your request in the Enterprise plan. The OpenDataBIM application will run on modern Linux Ubuntu 10+, but to create a working solution specifically for your requirements you will need a description of the machine (Linux 64-bit is a must, it will not work on 32-bit).

With this type of demo, you can ask detailed questions and discuss features during a personalized, 30-minute tour of OpenDataBIM, with one of our members from the OpenDataBIM Team (German or English)

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