Speckle Connectors

Extract and exchange data in real time between the most popular AEC applications using our tailored connectors.

Revit

Extract BIM data for further processing and visualisation, or dynamically create models from other CAD applications using Speckle for Revit!

Grasshopper

The original Speckle Connector: create anything from simple to advanced custom workflows using Speckle for Grasshopper! Supports Grasshopper on Rhino 6 & 7.

Rhino

From sending and receiving geometry to scaffolding BIM models from simple geometry: Speckle for Rhino is here to help. Supports versions 6 & 7.

Dynamo

Customise and control basic geometry and transform it into BIM elements using Speckle for Dynamo. Supports Dynamo Revit 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and Dynamo Sandbox 2.11.

AutoCAD

Exchange and extract geometry using our AutoCAD Connector. Supports versions 2021 and 2022.

ETABS

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for ETABS 18 and 19. Send and receive structural model data in customizable ways to enhance your workflows.

Excel

Create geometry, schedules and analyse your geometry's metadata. Available on the Microsoft Office Store.

Unreal

Coordinate and curate: visualise your BIM data in Unreal and build VR/XR applications using Epic's amazing game engine! Early release for developers.

Power BI

Our WIP PowerBI Connector allows you to start creating dashboards based on data from Speckle (including 3D models!).

Blender

Blender is a powerful 3d modelling (and more software). Use Speckle to get your designs in Blender from other CAD software! Supports versions 2.92 through 3.2 on Windows (and very soon - versions 3.1 & 3.2 on Mac).

QGIS

The Speckle Connector for QGIS is ready for testing! You can install it directly from the QGIS Plugins menu, just ensure you enable searching for experimental plugins.

SketchUp

Be an early adopter and try the Alpha ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Speckle Connector for SketchUp 2021. Send your SketchUp models (including groups and component instances) out and receive meshes and simple geometry. Receiving groups and components is still a work in progress.

Civil 3D

Exchange and extract data from Civil3D using Speckle - alignments and more! Supports versions 2021 and 2022.

SAP2000

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for SAP2000 v21 to v24. Send and receive structural model data in customizable ways to enhance your workflows.

CSiBridge

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for CSiBridge v21 to v23. Send and receive structural model data in customizable ways to enhance your workflows.

SAFE

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for SAFE 20. Send and receive structural model data in customizable ways to enhance your workflows.

Unity

Visualise your BIM data in one of the most popular game engines out there. Early release for developers.

Archicad (Alpha ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ)

Speckle for Archicad is still in Alpha ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ! Sending out of Archicad to geometry focussed applications like Blender, Rhino, and SketchUp will work well. However sending / receiving in BIM applications (including back into Archicad) is not well supported at the moment. Feel free to drop a line on the forum regarding your use case so we know what to prioritise as we continue to develop this connector!

Tekla Structures

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for Tekla Structures 2020 and 2021. Send and receive BIM data in customizable ways to enhance your workflows.

OpenRoads

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for Bentley OpenRoads Designer edition. Send and receive road geometry for your civil and engineering workflows. This connector is a community contribution maintained by Arup.

OpenRail

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for Bentley OpenRail Designer edition. Send and receive rail geometry for your civil and engineering workflows. This connector is a community contribution maintained by Arup.

OpenBuildings

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for Bentley OpenBuildings Designer edition v8. Send and receive building geometry for your architectural and engineering workflows. This connector is a community contribution maintained by Arup.

MicroStation

Connect to Speckle with our (Alpha) Connector for Bentley MicroStation CONNECT edition. Send and receive basic geometry for your architectural and engineering workflows. This connector is a community contribution maintained by Arup.

TopSolid

Unleash your interoperability needs with our TopSolid connector! This connector is a community contribution maintained by EPFL.

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Interoperability

The ability to communicate and collaborate between people - and between varying types of software - is an important need of modern digital workflows.

Thatโ€™s why interoperability is at the heart of Speckle.

We have developed - and keep expanding - a comprehensive set of connectors that embed directly inside the most popular design and analysis tools of the industry and allow you to exchange geometry and data.

These addins not only make the process of regenerating complex designs from Rhino into Revit a breeze, but also transform your project data into an open, transparent and easy to access format.

Lossless vs. Lossy

The aim of Speckle Connectors is to facilitate meaningful data exchange between AEC software used by various disciplines.

Nevertheless, not all stakeholders (and by association, the software they use) share a common set of concepts: for example, Unity doesn't know what a "wall" or "beam" is - and that's perfectly fine, as it's a game engine, not a drafting tool! Nevertheless, when receiving data coming from Revit inside Unity, Speckle performs a lossy conversion: instead of walls, you will see its display representation (3d data) and metadata.

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If you're missing specific interoperability workflows, do not hesitate to let us know on our forum.

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