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.
Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
The Open BIM program’s aim is to help coordinate efforts related to the promotion and implementation of Open BIM collaboration workflows by providing common definitions, requirements, and branding. AEC software vendors, AEC practices (designers, engineers, contractors), as well as AEC projects are all welcome to participate and use the OPEN BIM logo as a promise of successful and streamlined collaboration.
Companies participating in the Open BIM program from day #1 include buildingSMART International, Nemetschek companies including GRAPHISOFT, Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., Nemetschek Scia, as well as Tekla a Trimble company, and Data Design System.