A medium-term Revit replacement
The synergy produced by open source software development is wonderful.
From Argentina I am in contact with the careers of architecture and computer science, and there is much interest in collaborating to generate a replacement for Revit in the medium term.
The tool we need must have an efficient engine to generate interaction between a 3D model and the construction documentation. And this relationship must be interactive: If the 3D is modified, the 2D documentation is modified, but if it is edited in 2D, the same must happen with the 3D.
From what I've seen of Freecad so far, the way to achieving this interaction on large projects is far away. And I also see Freecad more mechanically oriented (even though @yorik makes excellent efforts to add BIM tools).
As for Blender, I love it as a modeling tool and I see that @Moult is making an enormous effort to generate construction documentation from these models, but I suppose that for now the 3D / 2D interaction must be very incipient.
So I ask: Isn't it time to generate a dedicated BIM platform that takes the best of FreeCAD, Blender (and perhaps Inkscape for 2D drawing)? If that platform existed, there would be a huge synergy of users of Revit, Archicad, etc. for supporting this initiative.
From Argentina I have the intention of putting together an organization that from the National Universities supports an initiative like this in order not to have to use Revit in the medium term.
What do you think about this?