Bimsync API

As a user of the Bimsync platform you are free to use any of our APIs. Our APIs are constantly evolving from feedback from our users, and we take great pride in keeping things backward compatible.

We provide APIs for 2D and 3D visualization, issue handling using the standard BCF API and access to all BIM data through our intuitive REST API.

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Viewer 3D API

Viewer 3D API

Visualize large BIM models in any WebGL compatible browser. No plugins or installation required.

  • View multiple models

    Configure the viewer to load multiple models and turn these on and off individually.

  • Create clipping planes

    Create up to six simultaneous clipping planes in the model. You can also do quick sectioning on any side of an object.

  • Correct visualizations

    See colors and translucency exactly as it was added from the individual authoring tools.

  • Customize appearence

    Control object visibility or make objects translucent. Customize appearance by giving objects a different color.

  • Integrate 3D map data

    You can stream map data from external sources. Currently we support data from the Norwegian mapping authorities but the list can be extended on request.

Viewer 2D API

Viewer 2D API

Autogenerated floor plans for all models as SVG files with relevant BIM information included.

  • Interactive floor plans

    Bimsync generates floor plans for every floor in your building including symbols for doors.

  • Select, highlight and colorize

    All closed polygons like spaces can be given a background color while all polygons can be given a thicker line and color.

  • Add your own graphics

    Add symbols and signs to the canvas to indicate technical components or escape routes as seen in the example.

  • Select spaces and objects

    Select one or more spaces by clicking on the canvas or highlight objects on the canvas in the same way as highlighting objects.

  • Set and track the position

    The built-in position marker can be used both to sync position on a given floor and room with the 3D viewer or to navigate the model.

Rest API

Rest API

Our Rest API gives you access to the information in your BIM files as well as members, teams and linked data.

  • Projects, organizations, teams and users

    Bimsync has a flexible model for handling projects, organizations, teams and users. Users can belong to multiple projects, teams and organizations and be managed through the API.

  • Models and revisions

    Create, update and delete models. A model is a repository to track versions of BIM files. Bimsync gives you access to the complete revision history for any given model.

  • IFC data for objects and types

    Get access to the I in your BIM. All information about the individual BIM objects, corresponding types and property values and units is available. Use queries to get the info you need, presented in a harmonized format.

  • Model structures

    Retrieve any of the existing structure in your BIM models. Structures are available using the composition relationship, component types, layers and groups (generic grouping and zones).



Bimsync supports the BCF API specification from buildingSMART international with additional support for import and export of files on BCF 1.

  • Exchange issues

    Exchange issues from a whole range of BCF compatible tools using our built-in BCF server. Bimsync supports every available BCF version for file based exchange as well as the various versions of the BCF API.

Viewer Widget API

Viewer Widget API

To make it easier to combine the various APIs we have created a viewer widget API that will add touch support and sync 2D and 3D with a few lines of code.

  • Context menus

  • Keyboard shortcuts

  • Joystick navigation

  • Mobile/tablet/smartboard/phone navigation

  • Easy interaction with spaces

  • Sync 2D with 3D

See What Can Be Built Using Our APIs

Some examples of Bimsync API being used as the building blocks for new applications. Have you made anything exciting? Let us know.

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