we are xbim

Creators of xbim toolkit and now Flex. The only open BIM platform on the market.

Our partners

we are xbim

We provide digital solutions to build web services or applications that extract open BIM data from a model and allow end users to interrogate the data in limitless ways.  We work with clients to BIM enable legacy software or create next generation digital twin services. 

Flex is our flagship platform for developers to build Open BIM solutions for the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) Sector. 

bim solutions

Toolkit & Flex

Our two core products are Toolkit and Flex.  Toolkit is our industry hardened, open-source offering, it allows developers to use our repositories to read, create and view BIM models in the IFC format. Flex uses Toolkit at its foundation, our platform provides commercial partners with the tools to visualise, interrogate, edit and audit BIM data as a white labelled integration or addition to their own software stack. Flex provides speed to market, scalability, security and stability for software vendors or enterprise level partners looking to develop BIM capability. 




expert founders

who we are

The founding members of xbim have a wealth of experience in the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) industry, predominately working with BIM, both commercially and academically, on the advancement of the technology and in the development of the standards that relate to its use.

Steve Lockley

Chief Research Officer

Andy Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Cerny

Chief Technology Officer

we understand bim

why we're different

Central to our mission statement is OpenBIM. We bring our heritage as architects, academics and software engineers to solve complex BIM challenges. Our commitment to OpenBIM began back in 2007 when co-founder Steve Lockley opened up the way for developers to free proprietary BIM data as IFC , so that the collaboration and inclusiveness referred to in the BuildingSMART definition could be realised. 

Xbim’s ethos is to actively discourage siloed ways of working and enable open, accessible, collaborative, and altruistic working.