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!

Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group, with thirteen strong brands, provides intelligent solutions for the international AEC sector. Nemetschek supports sustainable information technologies in all project phases and throughout the entire value chain. The Nemetschek Group is a member of the buildingSMART Alliance and supports Open BIM.

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GRAPHISOFT is the pioneer and leader in developing Virtual Building™ solutions and empowering the broadest community of architects to deliver model-based projects that are better designed, more predictable to construct and less expensive to operate. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group, member of the buildingSMART Alliance and among the companies who initiated Open BIM.


Data Design System

Since 1984 DATA DESIGN SYSTEM (DDS) has developed innovative and cost-efficient software solutions for building services professionals. DDS-CAD is a true BIM platform, compliant with open buildingSMART standards. The company's flagship product DDS-CAD MEP are available both as one integrated multidisciplinary solution and as separate solutions for each of the MEP disciplines (mechanical, electrical and plumbing). DDS’ products are being used daily and successfully for MEP design and calculations in BIM projects world-wide.

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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.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies.

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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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BuildingSMART International Alliance for Interoperability is a neutral, international and unique not-for-profit organization supporting open BIM through the life cycle of a building and providing activities to support implementation of Open BIM. BuildingSMART has developed, maintains and issues certifications for the data model standard known as Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).

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cia Engineer is a leading Modelling, Analysis & Design solution for Structural Engineers by Scia, a member of the buildingSMART Alliance. 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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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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Das neue BIM-Kompendium Theorie und Praxis

Bei der Modellerstellung in 3D stehen Planer häufig vor Herausforderungen – angefangen beim Arbeiten mit der Bauwerksstruktur, beim Datenimport und -export bis hin zur Datenkontrolle. Mit dem neuen BIM-Kompendium für Allplan erhalten Anwender umfassende Hilfestellung, wie sie das Arbeiten in 3D sowie die Zusammenarbeit mit Projektpartnern optimieren können.

Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte:

  • 3D-Gebäudemodell in Allplan
  • Arbeiten mit der Bauwerksstruktur
  • Elemente und Attribute für Rohbau, Ausbau und Räume
  • Attribute der Hierarchiestufen
  • Datenimport und –export
  • Datenaustausch mit IFC