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Guest Lisa Lance

Nemetschek Vectorworks to Host Biannual Event in Washington, D.C.

COLUMBIA, Md. (March 5, 2012) ? Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to serve as host of this Spring?s buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group (ISG) meeting. In addition to bi-weekly teleconferences, in-person ISG meetings are held twice a year to discuss the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Models (BIM) among different software products.

Nemetschek Vectorworks? BIM specialist Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, serves as deputy chair of ISG, a position to which he was appointed last fall by buildingSMART International?s International Technical Management committee. ?These meetings are an essential part of buildingSMART?s efforts to improve the software marketplace implementation of IFC, which is essential to the interoperability and collaboration that openBIM affords,? said Ouellette. ?The members of the group represent a diverse range of perspectives, and we look forward to lively, productive discussions. I?d also like to thank Deke Smith for allowing us to hold the meeting at the National Institute of Building Sciences? office.?

The meeting will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), 1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. Participants from eight countries will include representatives from Nemetschek AllPlan, Bentley, Autodesk, DDS-CAD, Nemetschek Scia and others, as well as Dana K. ?Deke? Smith, FAIA, Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance; Charles Eastman, Professor and Director of the Georgia Tech Digital Building Laboratory; and Rasso Steinmann, Chair of the ISG.

About buildingSMART International and ISG

A neutral, international and unique not-for-profit organization supporting open BIM through the life cycle, buildingSMART International has regional chapters in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, visit http://buildingsmart.com. The Implementation Support Group of buildingSMART International was created to support the various implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards. In particular, the ISG discusses and promotes the use of Industry Foundation Classes for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Models among different software products. More information about the ISG can be found here: http://buildingsmart-tech.org/about-us

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 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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