Open BIM Technology


Open BIM Technology

Using Open BIM technology, it is possible to implant a collaborative workflow to develop architecture, engineering and construction projects in an open and coordinated manner amongst all the technical specialists that make up the work team.

The main property of Open BIM technology is that it is based on the use of IFC standard interchange formats.

By using this format, which is standard and public, and not linked to a specific developer, the durability of the work that has been carried out is guaranteed, since it does not depend on the applications that have been used to carry out the work. Even the own data files of these applications, from a durability point of view of the project, are set aside as auxiliary files, because the IFC file that is generated provides the final information of the project (e.g.: a structural analysis performed using a specific application can be easily verified with another using the IFC file that is generated).

At the same time, it allows for there to be real and efficient communication amongst users, since these formats can be read and generated by the vast majority of applications used in project development.

Main Properties

Open BIM

In the Open BIM environment, projects are solved in a collaborative and progressive manner, as these are defined as the members of the work team establish proposals and solutions for all the aspects of the project: structures, building services, urban planning, furniture, surroundings, etc.

The duality that exists between the work areas is one of the most important features of the workflow implemented in The native files of the applications used to develop the projects remain at all times in the private sphere, and are not shared in the cloud. It is the IFC files generated by each application, with the final results and the adopted. solutions that are shared in to enable the collaborative development of the project.

Using, there is direct communication between all the users and applications that participate in a project that has been developed using the Open BIM workflow.

Using an updating serve in the cloud, with, it is possible to manage and share all the files of a BIM project, providing the means for good organisation and communication amongst the users who are authorised to intervene in the project.

Furthermore, those who are responsible for the projects can manage the permits and accesses for each project, and for each authorised user, even allowing the possibility to provide contributions or proposals to any BIMserver user that is interested in participating in a project.

Share and update

With you can develop and share your projects with users you have authorised within a collaborative workspace.

Within the Open BIM workflow, all the information of the project, each piece of data or file that is being worked on, is located in a specific place.

This data can only be modified by the user that has generated them.

This way, all the project files move in the same direction, avoid duplicated and files with obsolete versions.

Privacy is a platform for the collaborative development of projects in the cloud and, therefore, is designed to share information. This section explains the fundamental aspects of the workflow from the point of view of privacy.

Since the platform was conceived, the treatment of the data, content and activity of users, was taken into account, establishing a default restrictive privacy policy.

You can consult our privacy policy (go to 'Privacy policy') and the terms and conditions section (go to 'Terms and conditions'), where the treatment of the information stored in is explained in detail. We remind you that has adopted all the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee the security and integrity of the personal data that is processed, to also prevent its loss, alteration and/or access by unauthorized third parties.



Analysis and design of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and aluminium structures, including the design and optimisation of sections.


CYPECAD was brought about to carry out the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures, subject to horizontal and vertical forces, for houses, buildings and civil work projects.

b. CYPE 3D

CYPE 3D is an agile and efficient program brought about to carry out structural calculations in 3 dimensions of bars made up of steel, timber, aluminium, concrete or any other material, including the foundations with pad footings, piles and strap and tie beams.

c. Box CulBox culverts

Design and analysis of reinforced concrete box culverts used for underpasses, subways, and drainage works.

d. Soil Retention Elements

Analysis, check and design of reinforced concrete elements comprising embedded retaining walls and cantilever retaining walls.


Group of CYPE MEP programs developed to carry out the thermal and energy analysis of buildings, and design their lighting, sound and fire extinguishing installations.

The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the Open BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.

There are 13 products.


Quantities, Bills of quantities, Certifications, Specifications, Job Budget Control. With quantities and certifications using BIM files.

a. Arquímedes

The most complete tool for Project Management: bills of quantities, project certifications and specifications.

Work with parametric price banks (including those compiled in DLLs and in FIEBDC-3 format ), with multiple prices (prices for labour, materials, etc.,), and with specifications (if the price bank you are working with includes them). Includes a dictionary to quickly locate concepts based on key terms. Associates graphics to job items, chapters and unit prices.

b. Bill of Quantities of Revit Models

The "Bill of quantities of Revit models" module of Arquimedes creates a direct connection between Arquimedes (CYPE) and Revit (AutoDesk) (2015 and later versions), and has been designed to obtain the quantities and generate the bill of quantities based on a Revit BIM model.

The module installs a CYPE add-in in Revit. This allows users to work simultaneously in both programs (Arquimedes and Revit) or only in Arquimedes by importing the file generated by the CYPE add-in in Revit, which contains the complete Revit model.

c. Arquímedes and Job Control

Arquimedes and Job Control has the same features as Arquimedes, and is completed with budgetary control for the job, whose features are detailed below:

  • Purchase management
  • Automatic quantity import from drawings and link with CAD programs
  • Arquimedes Server
  • BOQ consolidation
  • Bill of quantities of Revit Models