Scia Engineer is the first structural software to receive the IFC 2x3 V2 certification!

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Thursday, 14 March, 2013
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Herk-de-Stad, Belgium – buildingSMART International awards Nemetschek Scia as the first company to pass the certification of the interoperability standard IFC 2x3 “Version 2.0” for structural model exchange with Scia Engineer, as was announced during the international buildingSMART meeting in Waltham (Boston, USA), 11-15 March 2013.

Industry Foundation Classes, IFC, are the main buildingSMART data model standard to facilitate interoperability in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The IFC format is registered by ISO as ISO/PAS 16739.  IFC is used to exchange and share BIM data between applications developed by different software vendors without the software having to support numerous native formats.

As an open format, IFC does not belong to a single software vendor; it is neutral and independent of a particular vendor’s plans for software development.

The “IFC Certification 2.0” is an improved implementation of the former “IFC2x Certification” procedure. The most important achievement of the “IFC Certification 2.0” procedure is a detailed quality control approach for the IFC interfaces on top of the self check performed by the software developer.

More than 100 software vendors worldwide are member of buildingSMART and participate at regional chapters; 25 software applications are in the run to get the IFC 2x3 V2.0 certification of which now 4 have succeeded the tests, in which Scia being the first for structural models.

ArchiCAD, Allplan and Revit Architecture were certified for the architectural model exchange. The 3 out of 4 certifications awarded to members of the Nemetschek Group are proving the strong commitment towards their common Open BIM strategy.

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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 Open BIM process.

Nemetschek Scia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG -- a global leader in software that supports the Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow. Nemetschek Scia is part of the Nemetschek Structural Group.


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Nemetschek Scia
Attn. Mr. Francis Vanderbruggen
Industrieweg 1007
3540 Herk-de-Stad (Belgium)

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