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Nemetschek Vectorworks presents part 2 of openBIM webinar

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Guest Lisa Lance

Columbia, Md. (January 6, 2011) ? Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., in conjunction with Nemetschek Scia and the buildingSMART alliance, will present part two of the AIA continuing education webinar ?openBIM - Real Interoperability, Practical Collaboration? on Thursday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. GMT.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) interoperability is possible with openBIM?the use of internationally recognized open standards to exchange building information. These open standards include the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for building geometry and data. IFC is supported by more than 70 international vendors and 110 applications and is used today to create, analyze and distribute building information models. Organizations across the globe are developing IFC-based BIM guidelines for project designs to facilitate the use of data across multiple vendors, applications and end-users.

Presented by Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, Project Architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks, this webinar will define openBIM and IFC and explain the advantages of using openBIM workflows and IFC technology. It will also demonstrate a case study in the use of openBIM workflows using architectural, structural and HVAC BIM-authoring applications. Webinar attendees are eligible to receive one American Institute of Architects (AIA) learning unit hour.

?This webinar will take our discussion of the principles of openBIM and IFC to the next level, using the DC Riverside Office Building project as an example,? said Ouellette. ?This urban commercial development proposal is a demonstration of true interoperability, as it involved the exchange and coordination of important model information between Vectorworks Architect, Scia Engineer and DDS-CAD MEP.?

To register for this webinar, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/257444827.

To view part one of this webinar, which was held in November 2010, visit: http://download2CF.nemetschek.net/www_movies/webinars/OpenBIM_Part_I.mov.

About the buildingSMART alliance

A council of the National Institute of Building Sciences, the buildingSMART alliance serves as the North American chapter of buildingSMART International. The alliance is the developer of both the National Building Information Modeling Standard-United StatesTM and the United States National CAD Standard?. To learn more about getting involved in the NBIMS effort, visit www.buildingsmartalliance.org.

About Nemetschek Scia

Established in 1974, Nemetschek Scia has become one of the world?s leading developers of structural design, analysis and fabrication software that supports the BIM process. Nemetschek Scia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG?a global leader in software that supports the BIM workflow. For more information, visit www.scia-online.com.

About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Nemetschek 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, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit www.vectorworks.net.

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