ALLPLAN receives Certificate from German Research Project BIMSWARM


First award given for OPEN BIM capable CAD solution

Munich, April 8, 2021 - Allplan was the first CAD solution to be certified as part of the BIMSWARM research project. The project pursues the goal of advancing the digitalisation of the construction industry and developing standards and solutions for this purpose. The core of the project is an open platform of applications, services and content for BIM-based design, execution and operation of buildings. The focus is on the certification and evaluation of software solutions based on vendor-neutral BIM interfaces.

"Allplan has successfully completed the OPEN BIM certification for CAD products. BIMSWARM thus confirms that all requirements for an OPEN BIM capable CAD system are fully met," says Thomas Müller, Product Manager Interoperability at ALLPLAN.


Marketplace and software platform in one

OPEN BIM is increasingly becoming the preferred tool of choice when it comes to uniform data standards for all parties involved in a construction project. Misinterpretation of native data can quickly lead to costly construction defects. Consequently, companies are encouraged to use software solutions that support the exchange of data on the basis of open standards. This is precisely the goal of the BIMSWARM research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy under the leadership of planen bauen 4.0.

"The certification is further confirmation of the success of our strategy to develop solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into any OPEN BIM workflow," says Stefan Kaufmann, Product Manager BIM Strategy and New Technologies at ALLPLAN. "Through integration across system and manufacturer boundaries and our commitment to OPEN BIM, we are contributing to future-proof digitalisation in the construction industry," Stefan Kaufmann continues.

On the one hand, BIMSWARM serves as an information portal and marketplace for BIM solutions. On the other hand, it forms a platform that enables the interaction of software solutions for construction-related sub-processes. Companies can find BIM-certified software solutions for their respective areas on BIMSWARM - including Allplan as the first certified CAD product. With its expertise in digital processes in construction projects, ALLPLAN supports BIMSWARM as an associated partner.


For further information on BIMSWARM (German only), look here.

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