Tag: Open BIM

Sep 14 2018

Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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Sep 03 2018

Open BIM with IFCWebServer

A German research project, IFCWebServer.org, is attracting users interested in using the IFC format as a basis for open BIM collaboration. In March 2009, I wrote about the University of Eindhoven-based open-source BIMserver.org project, then still at a relatively early stage of development. Since then, as international BIM initiatives have developed, the concept of web-based model …

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Jun 07 2017

June 2017 collaboration news

Lauren Lake - Bridgit

International developments in mobile and web collaboration technologies for the architecture, engineering and construction sector… from PetroBIM, BIMSync, BaseStone and Bridgit…. PetroBIM helps on heritage Launched three years ago in Oviedo, northern Spain, PetroBIM is a digital tool focused on historical heritage conservation projects and master plans. Despite its name, it is nothing to do with …

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May 04 2015

Trimble and Nemetschek in open BIM alliance

Nemetschek Group logo 2015

Trimble and Nemetschek have established a strategic alliance to expand adoption of open approaches to building information modelling (BIM). US-based IT provider Trimble (provider of, among other solutions, SaaS applications Trimble Connect and Project Sight – both launched in late 2014) and the Nemetschek Group (provider of the BIM+ common data environment and the Vectorworks …

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Jan 14 2014

4Projects joins BIM forces with Solibri UK

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4Projects, the Sunderland, UK-based SaaS collaboration technology provider (and subsidiary of Viewpoint Construction Software), has announced it is partnering with Solibri UK, the British outpost of the Finland-based software company that provides BIM model validation, QA and interrogation software. The news release says the partnership will: “provide the UK building and construction markets an end-to-end BIM …

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Nov 07 2013

Nemetschek bim+ creates potential common data environment

bimplus logo

Nemetschek’s bim+ cloud-based service ticks many of the boxes required for a common data environment Munich, Germany-based software developer Nemetschek has launched bim+, an open, web-based BIM platform for architects, engineers, constructors and owners of real estate: bim+ allows building models to be directly imported into the bim+ cloud where they can be accessed and edited …

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Jun 18 2013

Build Sydney Live 2013 – 29-31 October

BuildSydneyLive

Asite, following its organisation (and platform provision) for BuildLondonLive (2008, 2009 and 2012) and BuildQatarLive (2012) is now supporting BuildSydneyLive 2013 in October,  another 48-hour Open BIM* event testing the online collaborative and interoperability capabilities of international design teams and their tools. After supporting three events in its home city, the London-HQed SaaS construction collaboration …

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Nov 09 2012

Trimble Buildings pushes SaaS, BIM and whole lifecycle approach

In late 2006, Trimble acquired Meridian Systems, a US-based provider of project management and document collaboration solutions (post), as part of a strategy of connecting construction sites through tighter integration of construction process information. For Trimble, that deal meant its growing portfolio of construction solutions had been expanded to include Meridian’s infrastructure lifecycle management platform …

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Oct 16 2012

BuildQatarLive, OpenBIM and interoperability

Build Qatar Live

Having run three previous editions of Build London Live (in 2008, 2009 and 2012), organisers Asite, AEC3 and buildingSMART are now planning another two-day virtual design competition, this time in Qatar, running from Tuesday 27 November 27th 2012 to finish at noon on Thursday 29 November. Once again, building information modelling practitioners from around the world are invited to demonstrate their …

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Apr 30 2012

SketchUp acquisition extends Trimble’s BIM reach

Discussion about building information modelling software has tended to focus on designers’ needs, but the more I have thought about the announcement of Trimble’s acquisition of Google’s SketchUp last week, the more I see it as boosting its BIM capabilities from a contractor and a manufacturer or supplier’s point of view. For a start, Trimble’s existing strengths, …

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