Add installation guide to BlenderBIM
authorDion Moult <dion@thinkmoult.com>
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:45:25 +0000 (22:45 +1100)
committerDion Moult <dion@thinkmoult.com>
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:45:25 +0000 (22:45 +1100)
pages/download/page.html
pages/install-blenderbim/metadata.sh [new file with mode: 0644]
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pages/training/page.html
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 <section class="row">
     <h2>Get BlenderBIM</h2>
+    <p>
+        <a href="https://blenderbim.org/builds/blender28-bim-191121-linux.zip"
+            class="button">Download BlenderBIM for Linux</a>
+        <a href="https://blenderbim.org/builds/blender28-bim-191121-macos.zip"
+            class="button">Download BlenderBIM for MacOS</a>
+        <a href="https://blenderbim.org/builds/blender28-bim-191121-win.zip"
+            class="button">Download BlenderBIM for Windows</a>
+    </p>
     <p>
         <strong>BlenderBIM is <a href="https://www.fsf.org/about/what-is-free-software">free software</a>, and always will be</strong>. You have the freedom to download it, modify it, use it however you want, and even redistribute it. If your current BIM authoring package has issues with <a href="https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary-incompatibility.html">proprietary incompatibility</a>, <a href="https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary-obsolescence.html">proprietary obsolescence</a>, or locks your business into <a href="https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary-subscriptions.html">proprietary subscriptions</a>, it's time to see what you can do with OpenBIM.
     </p>
@@ -7,12 +15,7 @@
         <em>Note: BlenderBIM is still alpha software. Use at your own risk.</em>
     </p>
     <p>
-        If you know what you're doing or just don't care, instructions for installation are
-        available on the <a
-            href="https://github.com/IfcOpenShell/IfcOpenShell/tree/v0.6.0/src/ifcblenderexport">BlenderBIM
-            GitHub repository</a>. However, the packaged versions are usually
-        outdated, but as it is Python code, you can replace it easily with the
-        latest plugin.
+        <a href="{{baseurl}}install-blenderbim.html" class="button">Installation instructions</a>
     </p>
     <h3>BIMTester</h3>
     <div class="feature">
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+<section class="row">
+    <h2>How to install BlenderBIM</h2>
+    <h3>Step 1: Download Blender</h3>
+    <p>
+        <a href="https://www.blender.org/">Blender</a> is a free and open-source
+        program for 3D authoring. It works on <strong>Linux</strong>,
+        <strong>Mac</strong>, and <strong>Windows</strong>. 
+    </p>
+    <p>
+        <a href="https://www.blender.org/download/" class="button">Download Blender</a>
+    </p>
+    <p>
+        No administrator rights on Windows? Just <a href="https://www.blender.org/download/Blender2.80/blender-2.80-windows64.zip/">download the Blender ZIP</a> instead.
+    </p>
+    <h3>Step 2: Download the BlenderBIM add-on</h3>
+    <p>
+        BlenderBIM is a free and open-source add-on to Blender.
+    </p>
+    <p>
+        <a href="{{baseurl}}download.html" class="button">Download BlenderBIM</a>
+    </p>
+    <h3>Step 3: Install the BlenderBIM add-on</h3>
+    <p>Open up Blender, and access the <em>Edit -&gt; Preferences</em> window.</p>
+    <p><img src="{{baseurl}}assets/images/install-blenderbim-1.png"></p>
+    <p>Select the <em>Add-ons</em> tab, and press <em>Install...</em> on the top right.</p>
+    <p><img src="{{baseurl}}assets/images/install-blenderbim-2.png"></p>
+    <p>Navigate to the <code>.zip</code> you downloaded in <em>Step 2</em>, and
+    press <em>Install Add-on from File ...</em> on the top right.</p>
+    <p><img src="{{baseurl}}assets/images/install-blenderbim-3.png"></p>
+    <p>You should now see <em>Import-Export: BlenderBIM</em> available in your
+    add-ons list. Enable the add-on by pressing the checkbox.</p>
+    <p><img src="{{baseurl}}assets/images/install-blenderbim-4.png"></p>
+    <p><strong>All done!</strong> If you check your <em>Scene properties</em> in
+    the panel on the bottom right, you will see a panel related to <em>Building
+        Information Modeling</em>.</p>
+    <p><img src="{{baseurl}}assets/images/install-blenderbim-5.png"></p>
+</section>
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     <h2>Training &amp; Support</h2>
 </section>
 <section class="row">
-    <h3>Common reference articles</h3>
+    <h3>The BlenderBIM Guide</h3>
 </section>
 <section class="row">
+    <article class="four columns">
+        <h3>How to install BlenderBIM</h3>
+        <p>
+            Take the plunge, and install BlenderBIM! It's free, cross-platform,
+            and takes less than 5 minutes. No administrator privileges required! 
+        </p>
+        <p>
+            <a href="{{baseurl}}install-blenderbim.html" class="button">Read article</a>
+        </p>
+    </article>
     <article class="four columns">
         <h3>Learn Blender</h3>
         <p>
             <a href="{{baseurl}}learn-blender.html" class="button">Read article</a>
         </p>
     </article>
+</section>
+<section class="row">
+    <h3>Common reference articles</h3>
+</section>
+<section class="row">
     <article class="four columns">
-        <h3>Which IFC class should I use?</h3>
+        <h3>BlenderBIM and Revit comparison</h3>
         <p>
-            All BIM objects must be classified correctly to be useful. Learning which IFC class to use is one of the most fundamental concepts to get right in OpenBIM.
+            Revit is currently the most common BIM authoring tool by marketshare. Despite this, it is not necessarily the most powerful geometric modeling package, and nor is it necessarily the most powerful BIM data authoring tool.
         </p>
         <p>
-            <a href="{{baseurl}}search-ifc-class.html" class="button">Read article</a>
+            <a href="{{baseurl}}blenderbim-vs-revit.html" class="button">Read article</a>
         </p>
     </article>
     <article class="four columns">
-        <h3>The importance of the IFC <code>GlobalId</code> attribute</h3>
+        <h3>Which IFC class should I use?</h3>
         <p>
-            All BIM objects must have a correctly generated identifier. However, not all BIM authoring programs do this correctly.
+            All BIM objects must be classified correctly to be useful. Learning which IFC class to use is one of the most fundamental concepts to get right in OpenBIM.
         </p>
         <p>
-            <a href="{{baseurl}}ifcglobalid.html" class="button">Read article</a>
+            <a href="{{baseurl}}search-ifc-class.html" class="button">Read article</a>
         </p>
     </article>
-</section>
-<section class="row">
     <article class="four columns">
-        <h3>BlenderBIM and Revit comparison</h3>
+        <h3>The importance of the IFC <code>GlobalId</code> attribute</h3>
         <p>
-            Revit is currently the most common BIM authoring tool by marketshare. Despite this, it is not necessarily the most powerful geometric modeling package, and nor is it necessarily the most powerful BIM data authoring tool.
+            All BIM objects must have a correctly generated identifier. However, not all BIM authoring programs do this correctly.
         </p>
         <p>
-            <a href="{{baseurl}}blenderbim-vs-revit.html" class="button">Read article</a>
+            <a href="{{baseurl}}ifcglobalid.html" class="button">Read article</a>
         </p>
     </article>
 </section>
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             </div>
             <div class="six columns t-right">
                 <p>
-                    <a href="https://github.com/IfcOpenShell/IfcOpenShell/tree/v0.6.0/src/ifcblenderexport">Download BlenderBIM now for free</a>
+                    <a href="{{baseurl}}download.html">Download BlenderBIM now for free</a>
                 </p>
             </div>
         </section>
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