We have a history of pioneering technology, starting in 1963, when Professor Georg Nemetschek founded his own engineering office and set the cornerstone for today’s Nemetschek Group. Since then the Nemetschek Group has established itself as a driver for innovation in the AEC market, growing continuously.
Worldwide leading software-provider for Open BIM* and 5D
Acquisitions: dRofus, RISA
Acquisition of Bluebeam Software. Investment in the start-up
Acquisition: Data Design System
Foundation: Allplan GmbH (formerly Nemetschek Allplan Systems GmbH)
Foundation: Precast Software Engineering (formerly Nemetschek Engineering)
Group headquarters move to new premises at the Munich Fair
Nemetschek presents the database-driven platform O.P.E.N. – known today as BIM*
Actual wireframe model on a box used for deliving the manuals.
In observance of the company’s 30th anniversary, Professor Nemetschek honors Konrad Zuse, the inventor of the computer, with an exhibition. The exhibition highlights the development of the initial idea of a "mechanical brain" to the application possibilities of a modern CAD system and also brings to life a piece of Nemetschek’s history.
Since 1992, the new high-performance Allplan version makes it possible to visualize complex buildings in three dimensions.
"We connect worlds" says the slogan on a poster from the 1990’s. This motto still applies today: Nemetschek software builds bridges – across rivers and valleys, and between planners, engineers, contractors and designers, across offices and national boundaries.
The SUPERNOVA iX computer from 1990 with an 80486 processor and 33MHz is a very high-performance computer. The Unix operating system already runs on an Intel processor. The entire workstation, including the control tablet and digitizer and a 20-inch monitor comes with an acquisition cost price tag of about 55,000 DM.
A view into Nemetschek’s archives. The manuals for Nemetschek’s software products are delivered in these folders at the end of the 1980’s and at the beginning of the 1990’s.
As early as 1988, planners can use Allplan to create 3D models and perform hidden-line image calculations. The parameters are entered according to directions provided in the manual.
Allplan Brochure from 1988 – This premium product becomes the name for the company’s subsidiary Nemetschek Allplan GmbH.
A fully equipped workstation for architects and engineers from 1987, including computer, printer and plotter. The SUPERNOVA 32 is a personal computer with a removable Fairchild-Clipper card for the Unix operating system.
The multi-pen high-performance plotter Calcomp 1043 already draw plans with eight pens and therefore in eight colors. Acquisition costs are about 50,000 DM.
In this rendition of Nemetschek’s logo from a brochure in 1987, Nemetschek offers a hand to its customers: "We support you as a strong partner today and in the future". This motto still applies today.
The first CAD solution ALLPLAN 1.0 appears on the market
Internationalization begins in Austria and Switzerland
Nemetschek presents the first computer-aided engineering software (CAE)
"Card S 3.2 – in a working computer": Instruction’s for Nemetschek’s first software product, Programmsystem Statik 97_77, provides an introduction into the use of magnetic cards and the calculations for which they could be used.
Nemetschek’s first software program is developed in 1977 for the first programmable desktop computer, the Hewlett Packard hp 97. Magnetic strips were used to enter programs. The calculated values are printed on paper strips and glue into the structural analysis plans.
The first use of computers in the construction industry
As early as 1968, Nemetschek Engineering purchases an Olivetti programma 101. The price tag: 34,000 DM. The Olivetti programma 101 is considered the first print-capable and freely programmable workplace computer in the world. It is already used by NASA for cartographic planning in conjunction with the first flight to the moon.
Georg Nemetschek, a certified engineer, founds the engineering firm for the construction industry
In 1963, certified engineer Georg Nemetschek attends a programming course for the “program-controlled electronic computing system ZUSE Z 23”. Construction engineer Georg Nemetschek is thrilled by this new and forward-looking computer technology. Konrad Zuse developed ZUSE Z 23 in 1959 as a digital computer based entirely on transistors.
Nemetschek Programmsystem GmbH is founded and Ingrid Nemetschek becomes Managing Director. With 27 employees, the company is responsible for all sales activities. Professor Georg Nemetschek’s engineering firm continues to be responsible for program development activities.
Internationalization kicks off in 1983: Nemetschek Programmsystem GmbH collaborates with authorized dealers and sells its products in Austria and Switzerland.
In 1984 the company markets its first version of the Allplan CAD software.