Is Blender BIM a real BIM
I’m an old Blender user and I love the nature of the program “being open source” but because I study Architecture the industry forced me to go into other programs like Rhino, Tekla, Archicad, and so on...
Now I have more questions than answers, is BlenderBIM a real BIM. By that I mean can I produce accurate architecture models, can I show them in simple rendering like SketchUp, can I documents them in such a way I can create my own template and scale it with real construction styles and can I do basic architecture stuff like sections, pans, and elevations. As everyone knows BIM is not only for architects so can BlenderBIM do structural detailing, analysis, and MEP.
I wish BlenderBIM will grow like Blender and if this stuff can be done efficiently, it will be a huge step toward the AEC industry as a whole.
The problem is the AEC industry is very slow to adapt because their time is really expensive and for now all the talk about BlenderBIM is about the programmers and how it will be, there is no clean feature list we actually care, Architect will not care about code or what’s going on under the hood they will care about what they can be done in it.
I really wish BlenderBIM to have a simple rendering output like SketchUp, easy for organic modeling like Rhino, intuitiveness IFC like visualARQ, and robust structural design and analysis capability of Tekla.
I know it needs support especially in its early stages, I and others are here to help as much as we could