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The members of the BIM  Vendor Technology Alliance have provided links to their free BIM viewing software; these can be found below.

As always read the terms and conditions before downloading.

BIM Free Viewers

Name Web site
AceCad www.acecadsoftware.com
BIMx http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/bimx/bimx_desktop.html
DDS views http://ddsviewer.com/
DDS-CAD http://www.dds-cad.net/downloads/dds-cad-open-bim-viewer/
Navisworks Freedom http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-navisworks-family/autodesk-navisworks-freedom
Solibri Model Viewer www.solibri.com
Tekla BIMSight http://www.teklabimsight.com/?gclid=CLS90rvz67sCFW3JtAod1DQAtg
ThreeD Repo http://3drepo.org/
xBIM Xplorer http://xbim.codeplex.com/releases

AutoCAD 360 Web service and Mobile (iOS and Android) App http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-360/overviewAutodesk in addition to the listed Navisworks Freedom also offer:

Autodesk 360 Web service and Mobile (iOS and Android) App http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-360/overview

Design Review http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=18520222

These can view BIM data in a range of formats; it may require export from a native product into a supported format, note Design Review installs a DWF ‘printer’ allowing suitable files to be generated from ANY product.

NBS – NBS Create operates also as a free BIM viewer. It can be downloaded from their website by registered members. Registration is free and requires a name and email address only (https://www.thenbs.com/account/AccountLanding.aspx)

Once registered you can download NBS Create and use it as a free information model viewer. Better still you can export to COBie using the free viewer too as well as create other useful reports

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