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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_

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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!