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Vectorworks Employee Named Chair of buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/8/16 1:57 PM
Created to support the various implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards, buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group (ISG) works to improve and promote the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Model (BIM) data among different software products. To offer context to the alphabet soup, IFC is intended to describe building and construction industry data and BCF is an open file XML format that supports workflow communication in BIM processes. And now, our very own Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, senior product specialist – architecture industry, has been appointed to Chair the group following several years of dedicated service. Read More

Topics: AEC Industry, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), Building Information Modeling, buildingSMART International, buildingSMART International's Implementation Suppo, buildingSMART standards, IFC, IFC-Compatible Implementations Database, implementation of BIM interoperability using IFC, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Jeff Ouellette, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, XML Format

Call for Entries: buildingSMART International Now Accepting Submissions for Open BIM Award

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/1/14 10:37 AM
BuildingSMART International, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the use of Open BIM standards for AEC industries, is accepting submissions for its inaugural Business Gain Through Open Technology award. Entries, due August 31, must demonstrate how using Open BIM standards improves interoperability and offers major business gains to all participants involved in the building process from the designer to the contractor to the owner. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Award, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format, BuildingSMART, buildingSMART Data Dictionary, buildingSMART International, Business Gain Through Open Technology, Business Gain Through Open Technology Award, Industry Foundation Classes, Information Delivery Manual, Model View Definition, Open BIM, open standards, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks software

Tech Roundup: November 2013

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/27/13 9:47 AM
It's been a while since our last Tech Roundup, and we have lots of great updates to share. Read More

Topics: buildingSMART International, Cloud, IFC 2X3 Coordination View 2.0, Mac OS X Mavericks, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Nomad

Vectorworks 2014 Achieves IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/15/13 9:23 AM
We are pleased to announce that Vectorworks Architect software has successfully passed IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import certification from buildingSMART International. With this announcement, Nemetschek Vectorworks joins an elite group of architectural software developers to achieve both IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import and Export certification. Read More

Topics: Architecture, BIM, buildingSMART International, IFC, IFC 2X3 Coordination View 2.0, Robert Anderson, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Architect

Nemetschek Vectorworks' Jeffrey Ouellette Speaks at Second China BIM Forum

Posted by Lisa Lance on 10/4/13 9:54 AM
Last month, one of our architect product specialists, Jeffrey Ouellette, was invited by the China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research to speak at the Second China BIM Forum and the Foundation Ceremony of buildingSMART China in Beijing. Ouellette serves as deputy chair of the buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group, and at this event he gave a presentation on the content and development of the National BIM Standard – U.S.™. Read More

Topics: Beijing Jianyi Investment Development (Group) Co., BIM, buildingSMART China, buildingSMART International, China Energy Conservation Association, China Institute of Building Standard Design &, China Real Estate Research Residential Facilities, China Survey and Design Association, Education, Huasiwei Technology Co., Jeffrey Ouellette, Second China BIM Forum

Nemetschek Vectorworks Sponsors International BIM Week & Forum 2013

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/27/13 10:47 AM
We're proud to sponsor the International BIM Week & Forum 2013, hosted by the German chapter of buildingSMART International, which will be held October 7-10 at various locations throughout Munich. Read More

Topics: BIM, BMW Welt, buildingSMART International, Education, HOK, International BIM Week & Forum 2013, Patrick MacLeamy, Peter Meijnen, Porsche Consulting

Monthly Tech Roundup: June 2013

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/20/13 10:40 AM
Here's a roundup of Vectorworks tech news for June. Read More

Topics: buildingSMART International, Cloud, IFC 2X3 Coordination View 2.0, Planet Vectorworks, Tech Tips, Vectorworks 2013, Vectorworks Cloud Services

Vectorworks Architect achieves IFC Coordination View 2.0 certification from buildingSMART International

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/10/13 10:51 AM
We are pleased to announce that Vectorworks Architect software has achieved certification from buildingSMART International for the BIM data exchange standard IFC 2x3 Coordination View 2.0. Read More

Topics: Architecture, BIM, buildingSMART International, IFC, IFC 2X3 Coordination View 2.0, Vectorworks 2013, Vectorworks Architect

Team using Vectorworks wins BIM award at Build Qatar Live 2012

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/5/12 10:28 AM
Team "BIM Unlimited" was granted the “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment” award at Build Qatar Live 2012. Read More

Topics: AEC3, ArchiWIZARD, Asite, BIM, BIM Journal, Build Qatar Live, buildingSMART International, BuildingSMART MENA & India, CadFaster, DDS-CAD, IES, IFC, Open BIM, Renderworks, Scia Engineer, SimTread, third party partner, Vectorworks Architect

Open BIM Program for improved AEC collaboration

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/13/12 10:22 AM
buildingSMART International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla, and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry. Read More

Topics: BIM, buildingSMART Data Model, buildingSMART International, Data Design System, DDS-CAD, Graphisoft, Nemetschek AG, Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek Scia, Open BIM, Tekla, Trimble

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