BIMscript & LENA opens up a vast new world of opportunities for content developers and internal mechanical CAD departments to develop their own content for most BIM platforms using a single script. The business model is also favourable for smaller developers who can develop multi-usable content with rich properties in many languages, having only one license for Rhino and LENA. With BIMscript & LENA for Rhino, you will be able to build BIM objects for ArchiCAD, Revit, Sketchup as well as IFC, DWG and 3DS. More formats will be added later. BIMscript & LENA is a free software, while publishing BIM objects is payable for brand manufacturers according to our price list.
Already after an hour you will be able to see your first intelligent BIM objects come to life out of mechanical CAD data.
During day 2 of the BIMscript Hackathon event we will run a workshop called Future Features workshop. We will showcase and discuss our next innovation in BIMscript called intelligent connectors. It will include scripting capabilities for MEP connectors, drillhole definitions for total stations, and relations between objects and subcomponents.
Stay tuned for info about upcoming Hackathons and Webinars.
A significant gap in the industry has been the lack of a modern and powerful scripting language to enable BIM objects to be developed freely and in several useable formats. BIMscript includes not only parametric behaviours, but also calculations, product logic, level of detail (with several levels of complexity of geometry and geometry combinations), and includes a huge range of properties and attributes.
The technology is called BIMscript, and it is an open and freely available scripting language. It can describe products and components in a very intelligent and comprehensible way, creating configurable objects with parametric variations and different levels of detail. BIMscript is a subset of the C programming language and it enables smart objects to be created, hosted and managed in the BIMobject Cloud.
Operating in the cloud, BIMscript generates intelligent, native BIM objects in a wide range of formats for the most popular BIM applications from Autodesk, GRAPHISOFT and Trimble. It also generates objects in commonly used formats such as IFC, 3DS, DWG and WebGL.
LENA is an Authoring App for the mechanical 3D CAD system Rhino. It is a developer solution where mechanical CAD geometry can be imported from most mechanical CAD systems such as CATIA, Solidworks, IGES, NX, JT, Inventor and Pro E just to name a few industry leading examples. Rhino is the host of BIMobject LENA where the BIMscript is created in connection with the modelling and optimisation features of Rhino.
LENA will require the developer to have a commercial license for Rhino and a certification BIMobject in order to be used. All syntax control, testing and creation of the BIMscript happens in LENA and it is a very simple, but still advanced solution to create parametric and intelligent BIM objects from mechanical CAD data.
BIMobject LENA is directly connected to the BIMobject Cloud to enable a smooth transition and connection to corresponding product information stored in the property sets of the BIMobject Cloud.