Introducing Flex

We have developed an API that allows you to easily create your own web solutions for building data.   Flex is an openBIM Platform as a Service (PaaS). Through OData the RESTful API enables developers to build bespoke applications that harness the power of Flex, which...
Computer Aided Communication

Computer Aided Communication

CAD stands for “Computer Aided Design” but should really be “Computer Aided Drawing” because computers were not providing any great aid to the design until recent times. Most of the CAD systems are merely digitised drawing boards. Instead of drawing lines on a paper,...
Separation of concerns in construction

Separation of concerns in construction

Separation of Concerns (SoC) is one of the common design principles used in software development . In more general terms, it means that “The product should be separated into distinct sections where each section addresses a separate concern. A concern is a set of...
DRY communication in construction

DRY communication in construction

Most of us in the industry are aware of the benefits of dry construction, but what about DRY communication?. DRY is an acronym for: “Don’t Repeat Yourself !” Originating in software design and development, it means that : “Every piece of knowledge...
Distributed CDE with Flex

Distributed CDE with Flex

The key goal of the ISO 19650 series of standards (former BS/PAS 1192) is to help the construction industry to create and maintain “structured repositories of information needed for making decisions during the whole life cycle of a built environment asset”. Common...

View and respond to Flex messages

Scenario: I’ve received a Flex message from someone, how do I view and respond to Flex messages? Solution: Read the email message, look at the 3D views, drawings, schedules and other attachments in Flex Click on any of the things you’ve been sent, or on ‘See the...
Easy sharing of building data

Easy sharing of building data

Scenario: I have a model I want to share with someone who doesn’t have the tools to view it. In 3 easy steps you can easily share your building data and models in our free, easy to use model viewer platform. Solution: Install the Flex Revit plug-in Upload your...

Easy IFC generation from Revit

Scenario: I want to share some of my Revit data with another Flex user. Solution: Install the Flex Add-In for Revit Sign up for a Flex account Use our easy to use wizard to only export the data you want to IFCSend your exported model to your Flex account We know...