Ruben de Laat edited this page Apr 26, 2015 · 5 revisions


Updated for BIMserver 1.4

Sometimes it is useful to embed BIMserver in another application, this page describes how to do this.


Create a BimServerConfig instance

(documentation: https://github.com/opensourceBIM/BIMserver/blob/master/BimServer/src/org/bimserver/BimServerConfig.java)

// Example
BimServerConfig config = new BimServerConfig();
config.setHomeDir(new File("[LOCATION]"));
config.setResourceFetcher(new LocalDevelopmentResourceFetcher(new File("[LOCATION]")));

Create a BIMserver instance

BimServer bimServer = new BimServer(config);

Load plugins

// Example, if you point [LOCATION] to the BIMserver workspace directory, all plugins delivered with BIMserver will be loaded
LocalDevPluginLoader.loadPlugins(bimServer.getPluginManager(), new File[]{new File("[LOCATION]")});

Start the server


Use the BIMserver. All useful objects are available with getters on the BimServer object.

BimDatabase bimDatabase = bimServer.getDatabase();
SettingsManager settingsManager = bimServer.getSettingsManager();
ServiceInterface systemService = bimServer.getSystemService();
EmfSerializerFactory emfSerializerFactory = bimServer.getEmfSerializerFactory();
DiskCacheManager diskCacheManager = bimServer.getDiskCacheManager();
VersionChecker versionChecker = bimServer.getVersionChecker();
ServiceFactory serviceFactory = bimServer.getServiceFactory();
ServerInfo serverInfo = bimServer.getServerInfo();
MailSystem mailSystem = bimServer.getMailSystem();
PluginManager pluginManager = bimServer.getPluginManager();
MergerFactory mergerFactory = bimServer.getMergerFactory();
LongActionManager longActionManager = bimServer.getLongActionManager();
// Etcetera

The main interfaces (that are also available via SOAP/ProtocolBuffers/JSON):

// Example getting the ServiceInterface
ServiceInterface si = bimServer.getServiceFactory().get(AccessMethod.INTERNAL).getServiceInterface();
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