Open BIM | Trimble and Nemetschek Group Partner to Expand Adoption of Building Information Modeling Across Building Design, Construction and Operation

Companies Collaborate to Promote Openness and Interoperability Across their Solution Portfolios

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and MUNICH, May 4, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and the Nemetschek Group (XETRA: NEM), leaders in digital solutions for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) markets, announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to expand the deployment of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across the entire Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. The alliance will emphasize collaborative approaches to design modeling and 5D construction management through data integration between a variety of the companies’ products.

The announcement was made today at the Lake Constance 5D-Conference 2015 held this week in Constance, Germany.

Trimble and Nemetschek will share their extensive global market and technology expertise and collaborate on initiatives to drive a paradigm change in the development and adoption of technologies for the AEC industry and building owners.

The companies intend to:

  • Transparently share data formats to support new solutions and promote workflow interoperability between selected products across the DBO lifecycle;
  • Tighten the connection of Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) solutions to real data from the field and real objects in the physical world;
  • Support interoperability and the longevity of project data for the entire project lifecycle;
  • Maintain their respective deep commitments to open standards and workflows for the benefit of the entire industry—rather than for any individual vendor.

Open, Connected and Interoperable via Trimble Connect

Trimble and Nemetschek plan to leverage the Trimble® Connect collaboration platform to integrate workflows and create close interoperability between selected Trimble solutions—including SketchUp, Tekla Structures, Vico Office, Trimble Prolog®, Trimble Field Link and MEPdesigner for SketchUp—and solutions in the Nemetschek portfolio, such as Allplan, ArchiCAD, DDS, Scia Engineer, Vectorworks and Nevaris.

Both companies are committed to open standards and workflows—a rapidly emerging approach to the collaborative design, construction and operation of buildings. With Nemetschek solutions supporting the Trimble Connect platform—a cloud-based collaboration environment that features an open environment for BIM-based AEC workflows—Trimble and Nemetschek are coordinating their efforts to offer best-of-breed solutions for customers.

“Across the DBO spectrum, customers want the freedom to choose the best tools for the job and the security of knowing those tools will work together. But too often they find that the data they need is not interoperable across their different software workflows,” said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president responsible for Trimble’s Construction Technology Divisions. “Our companies’ shared vision is to give users a choice, rather than dictate what they use. We’re pleased to partner with Nemetschek on these important initiatives.”

“Our customers already enjoy the benefits of workflow integration between most of our products. This collaboration allows us to provide an overarching strategic layer on top of everything we do,” said Patrik Heider, spokesman and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) of the Nemetschek Group. “This will better enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end workflow solutions that cover the entire AEC life cycle in a fully transparent and ‘open’ way.”

Trimble and Nemetschek will provide updates on specific collaborative initiatives as the relationship progresses.

Full article can be found on:
Nemetschek website
Trimble website

bim+ | cloud based BIM


bim+ simplifies your daily work
bim+ is an open cloud based platform for the building industry. bim+ uses the best technologies for the internet, cloud, apps and mobile devices to help all participants in the building process.

Being open is critical for your success, and ours. bim+ is vendor independent. Your BIM models can come from CAD tools of any vendor. bim+ is IFC and OPEN BIM compliant and has an open API. This results in an open ecosystem of innovative developers from around the world who create apps and services for bim+.

bim+ is an open platform that helps you build faster and better. It provides the simplest way to store, share, visualize and connect your building information. bim+ is a cloud-based service for anybody involved in the design, construction and management of buildings.

  • bim+ is an open, “All-Connect” platform for connecting people, information and BIM models to build faster. bim+ is Open BIM compliant.
  • bim+ provides universal access, sharing and connection of relevant building information; enabling seamless collaboration among all people in the project
  • bim+ is designed, using the latest Internet computing, cloud technologies, mobile devices and social communication.
  • bim+ is the future of the Internet based building Industry.

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The bim+ API provides an interface for accessing the building information and models. It connects the building project information to a vast number of developers providing innovative Apps that can operate on the building models and information. bim+ API Reference

Why Open BIM?

Why Open BIM? It is a simple question 😉

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

Why is it important?
Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.

Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life–cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.

Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.

Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.

More Info:
http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/partners

Are you ready to BIM? and for Open BIM? – Open BIM event Brazil | Evento Open BIM Brasil

Are you ready to BIM? and for Open BIM?
The BIM approach (Build Information Modeling) advances every day around the world, becoming an essential technique for architectural firms of all sizes.

Open BIM event Brazil | Evento Open BIM Brasil – 19 June 2012

For more info click here: Open BIM event – Sao Paul (Br)

Build London Live 2012 | an Open BIM event

 
 
 
 
Announcing Build London Live, 2012 Edition – May 21st through 23rd

48 hours to make design work for the London

Building on the global success of Build London Live design events in 2008 and 2009, Asite and AEC3, in conjunction with BuildingSMART are happy to announce Build London Live, 2012 Edition.

Event Dates

This is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration starting on Monday, May 21st 2012 – Noon BST and running through to a finish on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 – Noon BST. The concluding press conference, also delivered online via webinar, will be hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hedquarters in London.

What is a BUILD LIVE Event?

New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. Via the power of cloud-based collaborative working and international developments in interoperability, Build London Live shows the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to world wide participation.

The Challenge

On May 21st – Noon BST, a specially chosen and internationally recognisable site in London will be announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site. All visitors will be free to comment.

The launch will coincide with the start of the buildingSMART International executive sessions in London.  A short live presentation will be made after the initial keynote speech, to brief the delegates. Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Tuesday.  The event will conclude at midday on Wednesday and will be followed shortly afterwards will presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards with the BuildingSMART International executive as .

Teams

Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside, register here: http://buildlondonlive.com/index.php/login2012/

Official website http://www.buildlondonlive.com

Open BIM Program for Improved AEC Collaboration

March 13, 2012 — buildingSMART® International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla® and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

The Open BIM approach offers key benefits to the stakeholders of building projects…

Contact points
BuildingSMART International: Chris Groome (cg@buildingsmart.org.uk)

Full press release can be found on www.openbim.com | http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/Open_BIM_Joint%20Announcement.pdf