4/26/2016Product

WeWork Open Sources Apps Developed by CASE

by David Fano

When CASE joined WeWork in August 2015, it sparked a new opportunity to positively impact and improve the building process. Focusing on WeWork’s already impressive physical and digital platforms, the Product team continues to expand and enhance these platforms that enable our members to do incredible things. We also believe in making a positive impact that reaches beyond our members and want the work we’ve been developing to benefit the building, design, and technology industries.

Over these past nine months, our teams have been making updates to some software applications developed by CASE that building professionals have been implementing in their practices over the years. Instead of pushing out a series of updates over time and making people wait for these releases, we have decided to open source these apps on GitHub.

Leaving it in the hands of the community

While we hope some of our old and new friends continue to actively contribute to these apps on their own, we, as WeWork, will not be managing the GitHub community. The infinite potential of these tools and their continual development are now in the hands of an amazing community of technologists and creators.

So, it is with great excitement that we finally open source CASE Apps and the Issue Tracker on GitHub. These tools have really transformed the way we build and we’re excited to share this with the building community.

We’ve included a quick guide and summary below about the apps with links on how to access the open source code. After that, it’s up to you!


01 Case-apps

CASE Apps A revolutionary set of Autodesk Revit Add-ins and Tools, CASE Apps enhances your daily BIM workflows allowing your teams to do more—better and faster. Previously offered as pro and free subscriptions, the open-source software comes with a simple installer.

Huge thanks to Don Rudder for developing most of these tools! And let’s not forget Matthew Nelson, Matteo Cominetti, and Kyle Morin for contributing.

Get the code and the installer on Github: CASE Apps


01 CASE Issue Tracker main interface

Issue Tracker The Issue Tracker is an advanced system that tracks building issues similar to the way issues are tracked in the software world.

Since this system is very advanced, we are releasing it as code-only and not providing installers. Our hope is that a community will form and help update the app to support all BCF 2 features, integrate with more authoring and analysis tools, add user-friendly installers, and more.

Huge thanks to Matteo Cominetti for developing it!

Fork it on GitHub: Issue Tracker