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I no longer have time to maintain this project, so it has been archived. All my focus is now going to Speckle, the Open Source Data Platform for AEC data. We're planning at some point to add some BCF-like features to Speckle.


BCFier is an extendible and Open Source BCF client. Like IFC is the open standard for Building Information models, BCF is the open standard for Building Issues. BCFier is a set of plugins and standalone apps (modules) that handle BCF and integrate directly with BIM tools.

Currently BCFier is composed of the following modules:

  • Autodesk Revit addin
  • Standalone Windows Viewer

Ready to start developing BCFier? Keep reading!

If you are looking for a Guide on how to use the installed version of BCFier instedad, refer to the UserGuide


The project in not actively maintained, I will regularly check issues and pull requests but cannot guarantee regular support and maintenance.

Getting Started

To get started fork the repo, if you are going to extend the Revit Project make sure the Autodesk dlls are referenced correctly, otherwise there are no other dependencies that need to be added.


The core of BCFier is under Bcfier, it contains all the logic and UI that is used by all the different integrations (modules). All modules will reference that project and extend it adding specific commands for the software they are integrating with.

The control Bcfier.UserControls.BcfierPanel contains the logic and UI for the main panel, while Bcfier.UserControls.BcfReportPanel for each BCF opened inside the TabControl.

All controls bind to ModelViews defined in Bcfier.Bcf, it's not a perfect MVVM models since I use the same classes to serialize/deserialize BCFs, but it works great.

Creating a new Module

To create a new Module, for instance, an Achicad plugin, follow these steps:

  • create a new project with the namespace Bcfier.Archicad
  • reference the Bcfier project
  • add the specific Archicad methods and structure to fire the plugin (like the Entry folder in the Revit plugin)
  • create a main WPF window that contains the Bcfier.UserControls.BcfierPanel
  • create a command for adding a new view (data:Commands.AddView), this will have to generate a BCF ViewPoint (see Revit plugin for reference)
  • create a command for and opening a view (data:Commands.OpenView)
  • extend the installer to copy these new dlls where needed


The settings file is stored in %localappdata%\BCFier\settings.config so that it can be accessible by all modules, the Settingd Window UI will has different tabs for each module and ideally those will show up only if that specific module is installed. The class that handles the settings file is under Bcfier.Data.Utils.UserSettings, and stores the file as a ExeConfigurationFileMap for easy management. The same class provides methods to automatically save/retrieve settings based on the UserControl name.

Autodesk Revit Addin

The module for Autodesk Revit is in Bcfier.Revit,.

Building the Revit Project

Before building the Revit project, select the corresponding build configuration.


For each there are snippets of code in Bcfier.Revit.csproj with post built event that copy the dll and manifest to the Revit Addin folder.


To seamlessly debug the project set a Debug start action to start your version of revit.exe.ree and awesome InnoSetup to generate .exe files, extending the .iss files is pretty straightforward.


A more detailed list of things that need to be done can be found in the issues page, but to start:

New BCFier features

  • support of the BCF REST API
  • integration with issue tracking platforms (JIRA, redmine...)

New modules

  • Archicad
  • Navisworks

New Autodesk Revit module Features

  • support for crop boxes
  • a setting to apply vew templates to new view


You can contact Matteo Cominetti at:


GNU General Public License v3 Extended This program uses the GNU General Public License v3, extended to support the use of BCFier as Plugin of the non-free main software Autodesk Revit. See

Copyright (c) 2013-2016 Matteo Cominetti

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