OPEN BIM Partners

OPEN BIM represents a modern approach to interdisciplinary collaboration for all members of the AEC industry. The OPEN BIM community welcomes all software vendors, AEC practices (designers, engineers, constructors) as well as building owners, as the OPEN BIM logo is the guarantee for successful and streamlined collaboration on BIM projects - anywhere in the world!

GRAPHISOFT®, Tekla® and other members of the buildingSMART® alliance launched a global program to promote OPEN BIM in the AEC industry. The OPEN BIM community is constantly growing. Here, you will find a list of the major partners of OPEN BIM. To enjoy all these benefits, you are most welcome to join the OPEN BIM community today!

Trimble provides positioning solutions enabling professionals in engineering and construction, surveying, agriculture, fleet management and field services to be more productive by revolutionizing their work processes. The Trimble Group is a member of the buildingSMART Alliance and supports OPEN BIM.

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Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models with software, providing a growing competitive advantage to customers in the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. Tekla is a part of the Trimble Group, a member of the buildingSMART Alliance and among the companies who initiated OPEN BIM.

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Allplan is a leading European provider of intelligent IT solutions for architects, engineers, building contractors and facility managers. The core product - Allplan - is the platform for building information modeling (BIM) and optimally supports the seamless planning and construction of buildings in terms of quality, cost and time investment. The software is currently being used by 65,000 customers in 16 languages. Allplan is part of the Nemetschek Group, member of the buildingSMART Alliance and among the companies who initiated OPEN BIM.

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Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design software developer serving the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we have been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. We’ve developed the best CAD and BIM software for Mac and Windows that puts BIM at the heart of the design process, enabling the flexibility needed for efficient iteration throughout the design life-cycle. Located in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks, Inc. is a part of The Nemetschek Group.

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Scia Engneer is a leading modelling, analysis & design solution for structural engineers by Scia, a member of the buildingSMART Alliance and a brand of the Nemetschek Group. It is the only structural analysis software that is IFC 2x3 certified. Based upon a powerful 3D structural modeller engine with parametric forms, detailing views & drawings, it allows the design of industrial structure, infrastructure and low-to-high-rise buildings. The software has several international building codes integrated for the technical design and optimization of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, … multi-material constructions.

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The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for the digital transformation in the AEC industry. With its software solutions, it covers the complete life cycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. As one of the world's leading corporate groups in this field, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the construction process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the construction process. This revolves around the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The innovative solutions of the 13 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,000 experts.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue in the amount of EUR 556.9 million and an EBITDA of EUR 165.7 million in 2019.

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OPEN BIM Overview

OPEN BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

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What is the official definition of OPEN BIM and what is the goal of the OPEN BIM movement?

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IFC Product Libraries

Ifc is an ideal format to make product information accessible for users of OPEN BIM compliant software throughout a facility’s life cycle.

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