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Free Open BIM Course Available
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM.

To help structural engineering students, faculty and professionals learn more about Building Information Modeling (BIM), its impact on today’s structural engineering workflows and their role in the process, Nemetschek Engineering offers a free Open BIM course.


The course demonstrates the benefits and considerations of working in a collaborative, model-based workflow. It guides structural engineers through Industry Foundation Class (IFC) model exchanges and Open BIM concepts and exercises that can be applied to almost any BIM workflow.


The curriculum is organized as a self-paced lab and takes between four and six hours to complete. An illustrated, step-by-step instructional guide, lab exercise files and copies of Scia Engineer 2012 software can be downloaded for free at the Nemetschek Scia Campus website at (direct link to the course: You can also request a Tryout Edition of Scia Engineer software at


For more information you can call 877.808.7242 or email

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