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Symetri and Xinaps partners in the Scandinavian market

AARHUS, Denmark 05/10/2017 – Xinaps is proud to announce its partnership with Symetri, the leading Autodesk reseller in Northern Europe.

Expansion in the North European countries

Symetri and Xinaps are proud to announce their reseller partnership. The North European countries have one of the highest adoption levels of BIM-driven workflows in the world. This newly established collaboration presents a fantastic opportunity to foster BIM implementation even further.

Frank Schuyer, CEO at Xinaps, shares:

“We’re excited to work together with Symetri. They are a reliable partner who shares the same vision of utilizing building data and fostering integrated BIM processes.”

The new collaboration is beneficial to both companies. Symetri expands their plethora of products and services. This will strengthen their position in the market and enable them to provide unique solutions to their customers. With Symetri, Xinaps is setting foot in more BIM-driven countries and has the possibility to offer local service and support in Northern Europe.

As the president of Symetri said:

“We are excited about this partnership with Xinaps, This strengthens our BIM portfolio and supports customers to work even smarter. With Xinaps, architects and engineers can perform better analyses, such as daylight and accessibility and have result visualizations within their BIM models.”

Using Xinaps to validate as they work, design professionals can minimize errors, automate mundane, traditionally manual tasks and mitigate risks of cost overrun by eliminating design flaws. Often overlooked, early design stage is when connected BIM starts and lots of decisions are made. Xinaps analyzes building data and visualizes potential bottlenecks which empowers the design team to make better-informed decisions in preliminary phase. Symetri shares that passion and understands the need for connected BIM throughout the whole Design-Build chain. Together, the two companies make a step further in designing data-driven building models.

About Symetri

Symetri allows innovative companies within the construction, property and industrial sectors to optimise workflow, facilitate data management and improve quality throughout the design life cycle. With over 300 skilled employees and 100,000 daily users across Northern Europe, we provide our clients with expert guidance covering everything from 3D modelling and simulation to Product Lifecycle Management, Building Information Modelling and Facility Management.

Many of our solutions follow the principles of Lean, and the benefits include lower development and production costs, a reduction in materials used and shorter time to market, not to mention leaving more room for creativity and better end results. For more information on Symetri’s solutions and services, please visit www.symetri.com.

About Xinaps

Xinaps empowers design professionals to design more efficiently by minimizing manual work and utilizing building data. Our tools are the first to validate elements within a building model and visualize the outcome directly within the 3D design software.

Founded in 2015, we are a forward-thinking team that creates smart model validation tools within design software because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of our solution. Hand in hand, we work hard on shaping innovative architectural tools right within Revit®. Enriching design solutions for AEC professionals.

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Bureau Veritas Construction and Xinaps to release a validation suite for design review that revolutionizes architects’ work

Levallois, France – 7th September 2017 – Bureau Veritas and Dutch-based Xinaps officially announce their partnership. Together, they will develop a plug-in for Autodesk Revit which verifies in real time the data quality of a 3D building model based on local standards and regulations. The objective is to empower architects and designers to utilize the building data in order to deliver more accurate and reliable building models.


The importance of BIM

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is rapidly expanding its presence in construction and real estate. Its benefits, such as time and cost savings, collaborative work and data enhancement, are gradually embraced. However, a key aspect of its implementation has not been properly digitalized: the quality control of a digital design and the possibility to check its compliance with local standards. By far, this has been conducted completely manually or at much later design stages when the file format has had multiple conversions.

A single incorrectly drawn line in the model (even digital) may cause unnecessary delays and unexpected expenses. For instance, a wrongly placed emergency staircase easily leads to a few days extra work for the architect, who would also have to adjust other relevant elements such as doors, furniture or other building objects.

Shaping the architectural tools of tomorrow

Bureau Veritas Construction, the French leader in construction control, has decided to address this problem by introducing a validation suite for design review powered by Xinaps. It started at the end of 2016 with the need definition, where Bureau Veritas involved several actors active in BIM innovation, such as GA Smart Building, Bouygues Immobilier, ADP, and Renzo Piano Architects. This gradually led to the decision to partner with Xinaps, a Dutch-based specialist in developing plug-ins for the design software Autodesk Revit, the multi-disciplinary BIM platform used by the vast majority of architects, engineers and construction professionals.

“The market expertise of Bureau Veritas and the tech know-how of Xinaps ensure a successful partnership and most of all – provides a steady ground for fostering innovation in the AEC industry.”
Hans de Kruijff, COO at Xinaps

The Bureau Veritas Construction plug-in, developed by Xinaps, will be the first of its kind to fully integrate with Revit. Installed in the toolbar, the plug-in will quickly validate the compliance with local standards and regulations. It will be applicable from the first sketches of a design.

“Our ambition is to ensure that the automated checking of regulations within Revit is as simple as a spell checker in a word processor.”
Jérôme Guillou, Marketing and Innovation Manager at Bureau Veritas

This direct integration into a BIM software is truly revolutionary. Currently, all model checking solutions compatible with the French regulations, require an export to an IFC format prior to launching the analysis, which can be quite complex. Instead, Bureau Veritas and Xinaps enable flexibility and responsiveness in an iterative manner, right within the design software.

One of the major benefits is getting a high-quality design, which starts and ends with reliable building data. Integrated BIM means that all parties within the Design-Build chain collaborate actively in order to deliver high-performing buildings from cradle to cradle. This requires regular communication, trusting the shared information and iteratively validating the quality of the building data. That is how a BIM-driven team can make optimal design decisions.

A first version of the plug-in will be released at the beginning of 2018. It will focus on geometric checks, validating their compliance with accessibility standards for disabled as well as fire safety regulations. The tool will be regularly updated with richer functionalities. It will be offered based on an annual license.

“We could not be more pleased by Bureau Veritas’ investment in BIM moving from 2D to 3D. Bureau Veritas’ partnership with Xinaps demonstrates their collective leadership in providing a far superior construction experience for our shared construction customers and the AEC industry as a whole. The Bureau Veritas plug-ins, built for Autodesk Revit, will enhance both the validation of design against building standards while improving the quality of construction projects.”
Nicolas Mangon, Vice President, Business Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk (Revit)

About Bureau Veritas:

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). Created in 1828, the Group employs nearly 66 000 people in 1 400 offices and laboratories worldwide. Bureau Veritas helps its customers improve their performance by offering innovative services and solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructures, and processes meet the standards and regulations of quality, health, safety and security, the environment and social responsibility.

As a leader in the construction sector, Bureau Veritas Construction contributes to the prevention of risks and technical hazards, from design to reception of structures.
Our strategic market segments: Construction-Promotion | Real Estate | Energy – Oil & Gas | Manufacturing Industry | Aeronautics | Distribution and Brand Networks |
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and is included in the Next 20 index. Compartiment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, mnemonic: BVI.

About Xinaps:

Xinaps is to set the standard for compliance with local building regulations directly within Revit. Developing our tools with design professionals in mind, our suite of tools enables BIM model validation in early design stage.

Our Suite analyzes and visualizes data from Revit® models to facilitate making better-informed design decisions. International building regulations are getting stricter and BIM is becoming the industry standard in more and more countries. Staying up-to-date with these trends, we put flexibility at the heart of our software. Founded in 2015, we are a forward-thinking team that creates smart model validation tools within design software because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of our solution. Hand in hand, we work hard on shaping innovative architectural tools right within Revit®. Enriching design solutions for AEC professionals.

For more information about this topic, please contact:

Bureau Veritas

Sophie Groussard: 01 55 24 80 37
[email protected]
Grégoire Silly (agence Terre de Sienne): 06 99 10 78 99
[email protected]
www.bureauveritas.fr

Xinaps

Hans de Kruijff, COO
[email protected]
Victoria Manolova, Marketing Executive
[email protected]
www.xinaps.com
Twitter: @xinaps_

Meet Xinaps at CAD Technology Center’s Midwest University

DELFT, Netherlands, March 08, 2017 – Xinaps presents its Suite of model validation tools for Revit at CTC’s Midwest University.


Reaching out to the US market

Xinaps and CTC, one of Autodesk’s® leading Platinum Partners, recently initiated their business relationship which marks just the beginning of many exciting joint projects. Partnering with Xinaps aligns with CTC’s history of leading the Revit® community and providing add-ins that automate user processes. Both companies gain the opportunity to discover and develop new ways for delivering data validation tools within Revit to the North American market.

Xinaps debuts at CTC’s Midwest University on March 22nd-23rd, 2017 at Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in Prior Lake, MN. The team will have a booth for the first time at MU and is ready to show the latest software developments.  Featuring 95 classes, Midwest University is a regional professional development conference where attendees learn about new and emerging technologies. Also, the new features of Autodesk software, tools and techniques that keep building and infrastructure firms competitive. Midwest University is a conference that is exclusively geared towards the architecture, engineering, construction and civil infrastructure communities.

Explore the Xinaps Suite during a quick demo on the MU exhibition floor. Don’t miss out on learning “How effective is your fire exit strategy?” in the Xinaps breakout session on March 23rd at 11:30am. Let’s talk about empowering more BIM-driven design workflows.

Frank Schuyer, CEO at Xinaps, shares:

“We’re excited about our new partnership with CAD Technology Center. We share the passion for fostering innovation and joining Midwest University is the best way to show that. Let’s talk about Fire Safety on March 23rd at MU!”

Together, CTC and Xinaps will pave the way for more integrated data validation and collaboration between design professionals. CTC will expand its product portfolio, providing new methods of data validation within BIM models, reinforcing their customers’ workflow within Revit. Xinaps gains a stronger presence in the North American market through a partnership with CTC, who is just as passionate about empowering industry professionals with the latest technological advancements.

Saeid Berenjian, President at CTC, says:

“Every year we strive to showcase companies who have innovative products and tools that will help make our attendees jobs better and easier. We’re very excited to have Xinaps exhibiting at Midwest University.”

Using Xinaps to validate as they work, design professionals can minimize errors, mitigate risks and improve collaboration between project members. In addition to streamlining the process of complying with local building regulations, Xinaps also provides analysis and 3D visualizations that help designers understand the impact of their work and make better-informed decisions.

 

About Xinaps

Founded in 2015, we are a forward-thinking team that creates model validation tools within design software. We believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of our solution.

Xinaps will set the standard for compliance with local building regulations directly within Revit. Developing our tools with design professionals in mind, our suite of tools enables BIM model validation early in the design stage.

About CTC

CTC is a worldwide leader in providing custom-developed solutions called CTC Express Tools. CTC has a broad portfolio of international and Fortune 500 clients.  CAD Technology Center is a remarkable Autodesk Platinum Partner, a Premier member of the Autodesk Knowledge Network. Also, an Autodesk Authorized Training Center, an Autodesk Consulting Services Partner and a member of the Autodesk Development Network.

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Xinaps and Applied Software announce partnership

DELFT, Netherlands, 20/02/2017 – Xinaps is proud to announce its partnership with Applied Software, a platinum Autodesk reseller.

Reaching out to the US market

Xinaps and Applied Software, one of the leading partners of Autodesk in the US, officially announce their partnership. This is a wonderful opportunity for both companies to provide the North American market with model validation tools for Revit. The goal is empowering BIM professionals to optimize tasks within their workflows.

 

Frank Schuyer, CEO at Xinaps, shares:

“We’re pleased to collaborate with a strong BIM evangelist and one of the leading Autodesk partners in the United States. The collaboration will further expand Applied’s solutions while giving us a stronger presence in the North American market.”

The new collaboration will be beneficial to both companies. Applied Software will expand its portfolio of solutions and will serve Revit users among its client base. For Xinaps, it would ensure stronger presence on the American market as well as the possibility to offer local support to new customers.

As said by Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software:

“Xinaps fits well within our expansive portfolio of Autodesk products, enabling us to better support any and all of our clients’ workflow needs,” said Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software. “We’re excited to offer Xinaps to a wider audience through our sales coverage, training, and support.”

Using Xinaps to validate as they work, design professionals can minimize errors, mitigate risks and improve collaboration between project members. In addition to streamlining the process of complying with local building regulations, Xinaps also provides analysis and 3D visualizations that help designers understand the impact of their work and make better-informed decisions.

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Cadline and Xinaps officially partners

DELFT, Netherlands, 15/09/2016 – Xinaps announces partnership with Cadline, a platinum Autodesk reseller in the UK.

 

New opportunities

We are pleased to announce that Xinaps is partnering with Cadline, a platinum Autodesk reseller in the United Kingdom. This relationship fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience between both companies. They will also support each other with events and exhibitions in order to reach the goal of improving the quality of AEC professionals´ workflow within Revit.

 

Frank Schuyer, CEO at Xinaps, shares:

“We are excited about our new partnership with Cadline, with whom we expand our international network while providing better solutions and strong support for Revit users in the United Kingdom.”


This collaboration will provide Cadline with the opportunity to enrich the variety of its design and data management technologies.

 

For Xinaps, it is a great way to expand its network of trusted partners in the UK. Both companies share the passion for being at the forefront of the latest BIM advancements and creation of long standing relationships with their clients by the provision of high-quality service.

Xinaps, as a forward-thinking company, aims to empower AEC professionals in the validation of their BIM data models, enabling them to comply with local building regulations throughout the design process. The AEC industry is bursting with innovations and new technologies. We’re constantly looking for new partners to help us drive the adoption of these emerging new ways of working. Cadline shares our vision and together, we strive to inspire the industry to keep reinventing its design techniques.

About Xinaps

Founded in 2015, we are a forward-thinking team that creates model validation tools within design software because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of our solution.

Xinaps is to set the standard for compliance with local building regulations directly within Revit®. Developing our tools with design professionals in mind, our suite of tools enables BIM model validation in early design stage.

About Cadline

Cadline is a Platinum Awarded Autodesk Partner specialising in the supply of innovative design and data management technologies to Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Process and Plant and Structural engineering professionals. We are market leaders in the delivery of associated project training, consultancy, business integration and professional services.

The Platinum Tier Status recognises us as the best partner to support and implement your Autodesk solutions. Over the past year, we have had to demonstrate both technical and industry expertise and prove an absolute understanding and knowledge of our customers’ business needs. We have had to meet rigorous sales, staff and customer satisfaction measurements and sit in excess of 200 sales and technical examinations!

Software developer for the building design industry Xinaps attracts new investment capital

The Hague, 8 September 2016 – Xinaps is a startup developing plug-ins that allow architects to see the impact of a design decision at a glance. It is to receive a capital injection from the Enabling Technology Fund and InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for the province of South Holland. The software company will use the investment to fuel growth and boost its development capacity and marketing. The capital will also facilitate Xinaps’s entry into foreign markets.

 

A need for smart analysis of design decisions

Marja van Bijsterveldt, the new mayor of Delft since 2 September, officially announced the investment on Thursday, 8 September. The announcement took place during the annual BBQ event held by the tech incubator YES!Delft, whose incubator programme Xinaps recently joined and where the startup now stands.

 

“Delft excels in the areas of research, knowledge and innovation and plays a prominent role in various technological sectors. This makes me very proud! Organisations like YES!Delft and InnovationQuarter are making a tremendous contribution,” explained Van Bijsterveldt.

 

Buildings must comply with complex regulations regarding accessibility, lighting, facilities and safety, which is why every design choice that an architect makes not only has financial consequences but also impacts compliance with legal requirements. Xinaps is responding to a growing need for tools devised to carry out smart and rapid analyses of key decisions during the design process.

 

Frank Schuyer, CEO of Xinaps says, “With the support of Enabling Technology Fund and InnovationQuarter, we have two partners with whom we can achieve the acceleration this market is asking for. Thanks to their contribution, we can now take our ambitious objectives to the next level. We are convinced that their expertise and know-how are contributing to the continued development and professionalisation of Xinaps, an emerging international software company.”

 

Complements existing software programmes

Thanks to Xinaps’s software, the impact of design decisions no longer has to be calculated manually using spreadsheets. The consequences are immediately clear during the design process. Not only does this save design professionals a considerable amount of time, but it also prevents mistakes and inaccuracies.

The plug-ins that Xinaps develops complement the software that architects use to create Building Information Models (BIMs). BIM software makes it possible to save, use and manage all the relevant information during the entire design and building process in a digital 3-D model of the construction.

 

Francis Quint, Head of InnovationQuarter Capital: “Xinaps offers smart solutions for an industry where digitisation is still in its infancy. Thanks to a combination of Delft-based technology and international ambition, Xinaps is a perfect candidate for InnovationQuarter’s portfolio.” For InnovationQuarter, the investment was made possible by a contribution from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

 

Rabobank Zuid-Holland Midden assisted Xinaps’s CEO with the investment transaction and introduced him to InnovationQuarter. In addition to the capital injection, the bank is providing working capital financing.

 

David van Haaster, Wholesale Account Manager at Rabobank Zuid-Holland Midden, explains, “In our role as financial adviser, we use our network and also look for forms of financing outside Rabobank. Xinaps is a great example which clearly shows that banks are no longer the only source of financing.”

 

Strong growth in the number of BIM users

Xinaps’s products primarily focus on the BIM software Revit by Autodesk, the international market leader with 70 per cent of BIM users. Worldwide, some 800,000 professionals currently use this software. This number is expected to grow to two million by the end of 2017.

 

“Xinaps operates in a niche market that is constantly changing and is set to intensify in the coming years,” explains co-investor Geert van Etten from the Enabling Technology Fund. He adds, “Through both direct sales and sales via partners, I expect Xinaps to build a strong customer base within a relatively short period and develop its activities worldwide. This will form a solid foundation for further growth.”

 

Xinaps is a spin-off of Vabi Software, which a group of stakeholders founded in 1972. The Dutch government, the research organisation TNO and several technical universities, also by a group of installation and construction companies. Frank Schuyer started Xinaps in 2015 through a management buy-out of Vabi. There are currently five plug-ins available, focussing on finance, fire safety, daylighting, accessibility and functional building requirements. The company also develops solutions for corporate clients wanting to make their product catalogue available within Revit’s software, thereby making the design process simpler and smarter.

Xinaps joins YES!Delft tech incubation program

Delft, The Netherlands – June 2, 2016 – Xinaps is excited to announce that it becomes part of the leading tech incubator in Europe YES!Delft. Going strong, Xinaps continues to deliver innovative productivity tools for design professionals, one app at a time.

Stronger together

Xinaps celebrates joining YES!Delft tech incubation program. With the strong support of coaches and mentors, the innovative Dutch startup is well on the way to another successful year in the architectural industry. Being part of an inspiring, motivational environment can only catalyze the team’s ambition to deliver the next level of tools for analysis and visualization of 3D building models. Frank Schuyer, CEO of Xinaps, shares:

“We’re excited to mark yet another milestone in Xinaps’s history. Ever since we founded the firm, we’ve been striving to develop reliable, easy to use, building performance modelling tools. We pioneered at the National Autodesk Experience in The Netherlands last month and we intend to strengthen our presence on an international scale this year.”

Shaping tomorrow’s architectural tools

Xinaps embraces BIM and all latest legislation changes. More than that, the Xinaps plugins aim to facilitate the workflow by empowering design professionals with the right tools to enrich their building model from early design. A lot of design changes and minor design errors might be very costly during construction, so timely and reliable analysis can prevent these costs and save precious time. In a nutshell, the Xinaps Apps analyze and visualize the existing data in the Revit® model. A global trend becomes the standardization of local building regulations. Less and less differences continue to exist between majority of the countries. Nevertheless, flexibility to meet these minor discrepancies is fully embedded in the heart of all Xinaps plugins. What is more, the debut at the National Autodesk Experience confirmed by industry experts that the plugins are a smart solution and enhance the architects’ workflow.

Next steps for Xinaps

Xinaps was founded in 2015 by Frank Schuyer, entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in the IT sector. Now that Xinaps is admitted to YES!Delft incubator, it will immerse in an environment of like-minded IT-driven professionals. Daan Domhof, Incubation & Growth Manager congratulates us:

“We’re very happy that Xinaps joins our incubator. Together we’ll work hard on growing and internationalizing its business. We see the potential of Xinaps to become market leader in its industry. A promising technology that fits well within the tech profile of YES!Delft.”
With the help of coaches and mentors, the startup is ready to make the next steps in internationalization. More specifically, these include strengthening the presence in the UK AEC market and potentially setting foot in the US one. YES!Delft’s expertise and guidance will help validate the vision of Xinaps and communicate it to the wider audience. A step in that direction is an upcoming major event for the enthusiastic team of Xinaps. The startup will participate in Europe’s largest Revit® exhibition – RTC Porto in October 2016. More information about that will follow soon.

 

For more information about this topic, please contact:

Xinaps

Frank Schuyer, CEO

[email protected]

www.xinaps.com

Twitter: @xinaps_

Yes!Delft

Sagar Boers, Marketing Manager

[email protected]

www.yesdelft.nl
Twitter: @YesDelft

 

About Xinaps

Founded in 2015, we are a forward thinking team that creates smart building checking tools within design software because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of all of our products. Hand in hand, we work hard on shaping innovative architectural tools right within Revit®. Enriching design solutions for AEC professionals.

About Yes!Delft

YES!Delft is a tech incubator that helps entrepreneurs build and grow leading technology companies. Our programs turn promising technology ideas into solid startups and grow them to successful companies. YES!Delft inspires students, professionals and scientists to make their first steps on the path to becoming an entrepreneur and offer them the necessary support to turn their venture into a success: a company that can make a difference and is of clear value to the economy, society the sector in which it is active.

Thank You Vabi Software International! Welcome Xinaps!

Xinaps promises to enrich drawing solutions for AEC professionals with intuitive plugins for Revit®

Delft, the Netherlands – February 3rd, 2016 – Vabi Software International today announced it is now called Xinaps. After an eventful year on the international market, the forward-thinking Dutch startup changes its name to match more closely with its core values and goals.

The innovative team of Xinaps continues with full force the development of quick, easy-to-use and reliable building model checking plugins for architects who use Revit®. Originally it appeared as a spin-off of the Dutch Vabi Software. Therefore, Xinaps inherited the methodology of the renowned on the Dutch market building simulation modelling company.

Vabi is where we began and it will always stay in our hearts. However, our market is the world and we are ready to dive in the international AEC sea”, the CEO Frank Schuyer shared. “Our aim is to help architects become more effective in their work and help them optimize some tedious tasks. We’re working hard with development partners around the globe on delivering the preferred architectural tools fully integrated in Revit®.”

Since its foundation in 2015, Xinaps has already launched 5 apps, plugged into Revit® and fully up-to-date with the latest drawings. With lots of perspiration and determination, the team has promised to deliver 2 game-changing apps and lots of desired upgrades in 2016.

Eager to take an app for a spin? A 30-day free trial can be downloaded from www.xinaps.com or from the Exchange Store of Autodesk.

Are you BIM-savvy? Do you work in the area of financial profitability, daylight area, model validation, sustainable building, or building accessibility? Staying upfront with the latest developments in the AEC must be important to you. So, find Xinaps on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube and stay tuned!

CEO

Frank Schuyer

[email protected]­