Rhino to IFC workflow
Hello OSArch Community,
I've been following the development of BlenderBIM for some years now, but I haven't been very active on this forum. I post here now because I think I have the opportunity to integrate BlenderBIM in a workflow, and I would like to have advices from you.
The context is the following: I have worked for a firm which has developed a research project composed of a large number of historical architectural 3d models. We have developed them using Rhino, analysed them using Grasshopper, and we have a fairly efficient blocks and layers system that produces quite clean models in Rhino.
However, the project is evolving, and we would like to go further and transform these .3dm into .ifc for a larger interoperability and a normalised information structure inside the model.
I use VisualArq daily, and from what I understand, the IFC it produces is not really a good quality IFC. At least, I don't get to enter as much parameters I would like to describe my objects. It is currently exporting IFC2x3 for now, I have the feeling that it would be a shame to put effort into this and not creating the latest IFC available.
I imagine the following workflow: Rhino model > Speckle > BlenderBIM, that would let me receive clean Rhino information (maybe I am already wrong here, maybe there are better ways to receive Rhino data in Blender?), and then "annotate" it in BlenderBIM, that has a better and more powerful interface for IFC things.
What advices could you give me about this workflow? I still have to understand how to transform stuff within BlenderBIM (I don't get how to tag a block received from Rhino to Speckle, but I will ask more on this later), but overall I think it sounds like the best way to create clean IFC.