New Connector Request BIM 360 Model Coordination

Is it possible to pull models from BIM 360 into Speckle?

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Hi @bcall!

Connecting Speckle to BIM360 models is not a feature we currently offer, although it is technically possible to do so through Forge’s Design Automation API for Revit.

It is not in our Roadmap either, as far as I’m aware, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come eventually; specially if more community members also express their interest for it.

Meanwhile, we’d love to hear more about your use-case (and others too :raised_hands:t3: ) so we can have a better picture of what this connector would look like, and what features should it provide. Some questions that pop-up right away would be:

  • How would you use a BIM360 connector? Would you want to sync up entire models, or just parts of them?
  • Would you have a need for it being bi-directional? Meaning exporting BIM360->Speckle (potentially easier) and importing from Speckle->BIM360 (definitely the harder part)
  • I’m assuming you have some experience with BIM360, so how do you see this being configured as a user? Are there any other BIM360 add-ins you could throw as examples of “nice integrations”? :slight_smile:

Feel free to fill in with any other thoughts/wishes! :raised_hands:t3:


Hi @AlanRynne ,

We are looking for a really good 3D viewer that is open source for our teams. Currently, our trade partners post their models to BIM 360 by setting views to publish in Revit. We would like to be able to take those views and place them in a viewer of our own creation.

I don’t know that we need anything to “push back” into BIM 360.