Malmö/Columbia, MD, September 1, 2015 – Global CAD/BIM design software developer Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a part of The Nemetschek Group in Germany, and BIMobject AB announced today that they signed a cooperation agreement. The two companies will support each other’s BIM technology in order to better accommodate the needs of the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry.
“We joined forces with BIMobject to deliver a streamlined way for Vectorworks designers to access up-to-date, manufacturer-approved BIM content,” said Robert Anderson, vice president of integrated practice at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “Our partnership supports our desire to provide increased access to building material and product specifications that live in a building information model – valuable data that decision-makers involved with the design, construction and maintenance of a building need to be successful.”
As part of the agreement, BIMobject® will host Vectorworks native file formats in its cloud-based web portal on BIMobject.com. In addition, BIMobject® and Nemetschek Vectorworks will collaboratively assist manufacturers with developing BIM objects for Vectorworks software users worldwide. A BIM object is a detailed piece of information that defines a product’s geometry and represents its physical characteristics. More than half a million users around the world are using Vectorworks software, and this user community will be significant contributors to the BIMobject® Cloud platform. BIMobject and Nemetschek Vectorworks will together build up an initial set of manufacturers objects, including preexisting BIMobject content. All of these BIM objects will also be available and distributed by Nemetschek Vectorworks through a multivendor private cloud, offered with the support of BIMobject® Cloud solutions.
There are also future plans for developing tighter integration and enhanced collaboration between Vectorworks software and BIMobject’s cloud platform.
“This partnership is meaningful as we’ve seen a huge demand from Vectorworks users over the last year for content from our BIMobject Cloud portfolio,” said Stefan Larsson, CEO and founder of BIMobject AB. “For our building product manufacturers, this completes our offering across BIM platforms and delivers a significant user base dedicated to the Vectorworks platform that will benefit in additional business and customer satisfaction. Now, we’ll do our best together to get the solutions done as quickly as possible to meet user demand.”
About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is the developer of Vectorworks software, a line of industry-specific CAD and BIM solutions that allow designers to easily capture, develop and communicate their ideas with accuracy and efficiency. With more than half a million users around the world, Vectorworks software is a global leader in 3D design technologies for the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries. Nemetschek Vectorworks was founded in 1985 and has been a part of The Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2000. For more information, visit www.vectorworks.net.
BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas – BIM objects – of manufactured building and interior products. The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channeled and integrated, through specialized software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe. Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales. bimobject.com