Model server in http://ve.cic.vtt.fi/ is removed,
because original http://ve.cic.vtt.fi -server doesn't exist anymore.
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IFC Model Server
- [2002-10-01]: IFC Model Server User Group Started!!
[2002-09-30]: IFC Model Server Project Finalized
[2002-09-12]: ECPPM 2002, Portroz, Slovenia
- IMSVR Open Architecure
- IMSVR Free Installation
- IMSVR Client User Support
- PMQL (Partial Model Query Language) Forum
[2002-08-23]: IFC Model Server Beta 4 release at VTT
- Presentaion: Overview of IFC Model Server Framework [GO]
- ECPPM 2002 home page: [GO]
[2002-08-10]: BLIS-XML Converter Project Finalized by Lise Slama!
- This is the pre-final version.
- Major New Methods:
- IMSVR Explorer updated: Inverse supported.
[2002-06-17]: IFC Model Server Beta 3 release at VTT
- Go to BLIS-XML Converter Project page.[GO]
[2002-04-07]: IFC Model Server Beta 2 release at VTT
- PMQL (Partial Model Query Language) supported.
- The Beta2 supports BLIS-XML export in BatchExportModel method.
- Major New Methods:
- IMSVR SOAP Test Kit
- Excel VBA: BLIS-XML Download sample program[GO]
- [2002-03-19]: IFC Model Server Beta 1 release at VTT
- [2002-03-20]: IFC Model Server Client samples
This project aims to develop IFC Model Server (IMSVR) framework which stores
IFC object model within the database system and runs on the internet. The necessity of IFC compatible
model server has been increased by the worldwide IFC implementation experiences in recent years.
Without this kind of model server functionality, sharing of IFC data by IFC compatible
applications would be limited to file base exchanges. If a model server functionality is provided on the
internet, IFC compatible applications can communicate with each other via the internet and utilize
functions implemented in the model server such as partial model import / export.
The model server will import and export IFC model by BLIS-XML and STEP file format.
In the future development, it will also provide a wide variety of Web Service functions, i.e.
scheduling doors windows, external library data merger into IFC model with property set system,
VRML converter, and so on. On top of that, using SOAP for the
communication between model server and client software, the model server functionality can be
used by many kinds of client software such as web browsers and java applets.
To realize this model server, several basic technologies need to be cleared up.
By storing IFC model data in a database, the model server secures the utilization of a large size
building model. At present, most of database management systems include XML data storing functions,
thus the development of IFC model server will utilize those XML related tools and functions in order to
cooperate with BLIS-XML technology.
- Storing IFC model data in a database system. (SQL Server, Oracle, etc)
- Automatic schema conversion from EXPRESS to database schema by utilizing XML technology
- XML based SOAP communication between model server and client software
SECOM Co., Ltd and
VTT Building and Construction are main project body.
This collaboration project started June 2001, and will finalize in June 2002.
(The project was extended until September 2002.)
The objective of this project is to develop an IFC Model Server prototype. The prototype will be positioned
as a basis of the future IFC Model Server products for IFC compliant software applications, and therefore
the prototype must have extensibility, scalability and be built on standard technologies.
In this development stage, IFC Release 2.0 is focused on, because the first wave of BLIS project products
will come up in 2001. Tools and components that will be developed by this development project will be
compatible with further IFC releases like IFC 2x.
In this project, following components will be realized:
Figure. Overview of IFC Model Server Framework
IMSVR Client Projects:
- BLIS-XML Converter Project home page[GO]
Mail to: Yoshinobu Adachi
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