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2017 wins the award for second hottest year since we started measuring in 1850. 6 scientific groups dedicated to measuring all measure the same result.

Go . Go . Add-on v0.0.220516 has been released with 352 new features and fixes. Drawing generation, IDS updates, new docs, distribution ports, construction sequencing, rendering and textures, new material and style manager, document manager, and actor support. 100% free and open source software that lets you author and document BIM data fully to ISO standards. By you, for you. Get it today: - see release notes:

Do you know web development and want to help an project not look as though it was built in the 90s, and start providing modern documentation & onboarding for devs / users? Looking to upgrade and :) Send me a message!

Yes. Go . Go . When IfcAnnotation is presented as a 2D drawing, the text labels dynamically display BIM properties or attributes. "SILL HEIGHT" is not a text object, but the IFC Description attribute of the annotated level.

Yes. Go . Go . can also create semantic detail drawings using IfcAnnotation that annotate and embellish elements. These sample details were done in pure using completely !

Yes. Go . Go . Did you know supports documents, drawing view types, annotations, associated elements, revisions, text, and curve styles? This drawing sheet is 100% .

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> The PSP's web browser is - charitably - pathetic. It is slow, frequently runs out of memory, and can only open 3 tabs at a time... But the GOV.UK pages are written in simple HTML. They are designed to be lightweight and will work even on rubbish browsers. They have to. This is for everyone...
> Are you developing public services? Or a system that people might access when they're in desperate need of help? Plain HTML works. A small bit of simple CSS will make look decent. JavaScript is probably unnecessary - but can be used to progressively enhance stuff. Add alt text to images so people paying per MB can understand what the images are for (and, you know, accessibility).
> Go sit in an uncomfortable chair, in an uncomfortable location, and stare at an uncomfortably small screen with an uncomfortably outdated web browser. How easy is it to use the websites you've created?

The Unreasonable Effectiveness Of Simple HTML
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Fresh screenshot from development of the Add-on. Using to create intelligent drawing references with as a native object model? Yes we can!

Yes. Go . To celebrate IFC4.3 progress I'll be promoting awareness of the lesser-known capabilities of . supports ! Curve styles, hatch patterns, drawing lists, text, view types (plan, section, elevation, RCP), & scale-dependent annotations. Your drawings can be semantic and linked to model elements.

Image credits to OpeningDesign - an open source architecture practice:

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@LovesTha for the premier FOSS project outside of the Linux kernel, both are painful choices. Continuing to use SVN suggests laziness, but choosing Slack forces principled people to compromise their open principles unnecessarily to participate. There's nothing Slack does that can't be done just as well by a FOSS option. I've explained it in more detail :) -

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I like how people often refer to open source code as not production ready considering the absolute horrors I’ve seen in proprietary code.

There’s some magical thinking that many of us are guilty that big-time company-owned projects somehow have all these quality processes.

Yes. Go . To celebrate IFC4.3 progress I'll be promoting awareness of the lesser-known capabilities of . Let's talk document management! supports for building operations - all related drawings, schedules, specifications, manuals, and certificates. Any object can show you its associated documents, including references to subsections and chapters! Also supported are subdocuments and superseding documents!

Yes. Go . To celebrate the work done on IFC4.3 I'll be promoting awareness of the lesser-known capabilities of . To begin with: IFC supports , texture maps, and materials for archviz. Lighting models are compatible with glTF & X3D. Have you seen signage in BIM models when they should've used textures? Can you round-trip archviz with the design team? Yes you can!

Yes. Go . Go . Today's fun fact: the ISO BIM standard allows you to store messaging IDs of organisations and people. Did you ever want to store the IRC chatroom where your manufacturer buddies hang out? Yes you can.

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Completely missed MarkText 0.17 release with improvements all around. This has been my go-to Markdown editor for the past half a year or so

Release notes and downloads:

Minor release out for Ladybug-Blender which brings compatibility to 3.0, the latest , and . Available at

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#BlenderBIM has won an Epic MegaGrant funding increased development on fundamental aspects that will change the industry and offer new options for architects, engineers, cost planners, programme schedulers, sustainability analysts, and more...

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Go . Go . Add-on v0.0.210404 has been released with 100 new features and fixes. It's our built environment, help support the BlenderBIM Add-on: 100% free and open source software that lets you author and document BIM data fully to ISO standards. It's built by the AEC community, for the AEC community. Get it today:

Check out the full release notes:

When I refactored the Add-on at the start of the year, I fully decoupled the code that manipulates open data standards from Blender. The end result is that now there is a high level, expressive free software API for the entire industry to automate, generate, and manipulate BIM data. It's still early days, but the future is bright!

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