In March our local partner in Italy, Harpaceas held a big BIM SUMMIT with over 500 participants in Milan. The main focus for the conference were BIM for building design, but even though the building industry was the main focus, BIM for Infrastructure was included with an interesting speech held by Vianova Systems. As a pioneer of the BIM for infrastructure methodology, Vianova Systems represented by the CEO, Idar Kirkhorn, showed how BIM is implemented in highway design and construction in Norway. BIM for Infrastucture is well established in Norway with full support from the national road and railway authorities. In Italy, the use of BIM for infrastructure still is an unexplored field.
Vianova Systems has launched NovapointDCM Infrastructure Design Suite, the industry´s most comprehensive BIM for infrastructure solution – a multidiscipline BIM package that will provide customers with increased efficiency and control, shorter planning and construction time – and great savings!
Vianova Systems AS now offers a free viewing tool for decision makers who need simple model insight into transport infrastructure BIM projects. NovapointDCM Viewer provides project managers and construction managers etc. with easy viewing into the collaboration model QuadriDCM – hence also providing better project control.
Download the latest versions: NovapointDCM 19.20.FP6a and 19.25.FP6a
Having helped to found and own 35% of Vianova GeoSuite AB since 2005, Vianova Systems AS is buying the company 100% from April 16th 2015. Now a new venture is due for the company's leading GeoSuite Toolbox.
Download the latest versions: NovapointDCM 19.20.FP6, 19.25.FP6 and QuadriDCM 1.2FP3
While some players are still hesitant to using BIM in infrastructure projects, others enjoy a proactive approach: Asplan Viak, a large Norwegian consulting firm, is now using NovapointDCM and QuadriDCM “all over the place” to gain a competitive advantage.
BuildingSMART International (bSI) has issued a Call for Comment on the bSI IFC Infrastructure Alignment Conceptual Model and bSI Candidate Standard for IFC Alignment.
The data model exchange standard IFC is becoming more and more applicable also for infrastructure projects. However, will several standards still be the standard?
NovapointDCM Viewer is a FREE facility management tool for transparent collaboration on infrastructure Quadri-models.
Christmas gifts – hard or soft – are usually not open, but this year's “Christmas gift” from Vianova is both soft and open! Software that can give you a competitive edge...
The business world is constantly changing – meaning tougher competition also in infrastructure projects. Open tools and tight collaboration at all levels are necessary to cope!
Vianova´s new update release NovapointDCM 19.20 Feature Pack 5 (FP5) brings NovapointDCM a significant step closer to Open BIM.
In addition to supporting the open IFC standard, and Autodesk Civil 3D objects, NovapointDCM 19.20 FP5 is introducing a new and FREE viewing tool. This, together with QuadriDCM Easy Access (launched in FP4 in October) – opens up for even stronger cross-disciplinary and multi-level project collaboration.
The biggest news in NovapointDCM 19.20 FP5:
- IFC support in NovapointDCM Base allows you to import/export IFC objects.
- The new Civil 3D Connector lets you import NATIVE Autodesk Civil 3D objects into Quadri models.
- The new NovapointDCM Viewer (initially available as a BETA) is a FREE viewing tool that provides project managers and decision makers with the opportunity to get easy insight into Quadri models.
- Plus a number of functionality enhancements in the various discipline tools.
For more information contact Merete Tøndel, tel.: +47 67 81 71 02.
Below is a detailed overview of the most important news and improvements.
For further information, click on the links under each product section.
Multiconsult Kristiansand has carried out an E18 project in Telemark, which the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) wants to use in their process to improve their model-based planning. After testing out various BIM tools, the project was carried out using NovapointDCM and the collaboration solution QuadriDCM from Vianova Systems.
When the well-known Swedish consulting company Bjerking AB was commissioned by Uppsala Municipality to pre-design the large Funbo project outside the city, the choice of design tools became natural. With a relatively short deadline and several different disciplines having to work in parallel, BIM modelling and collaboration using NovapointDCM 19 and QuadriDCM became the solution.
Vianova Systems introduces a cloud service that will make BIM collaboration and multi-discipline teamwork in infrastructure projects even easier. QuadriDCM Easy Access simplifies the way project engineers and others collaborate by sharing BIM models in a smarter way.
NovapointDCM and QuadriDCM are already a definite success! The user community grows increasingly steady. The Public Road and Rail Administrations and the major consultancy companies are the ones leading the way, but also increasingly many smaller ones. The feedback from everyone testifies great excitement in use – both in large and small projects.
If you are one of our many enthusiastic users of NovapointDCM 19 you may now enjoy even more exciting functionality! If you still have not taken the step from Novapoint 18 there is no reason to delay upgrading anymore. The effort is small, and the impact is big!
NovapointDCM 19.20.FP4 is not only a significantly enhanced update of the modelling platform – it also contains new functionality that will make your job even more exciting.
In addition to introducing full support for the new collaboration tool QuadriDCM Easy Access (see separate intro here) NovapointDCM version 19.20.FP4 comes with a series of new features and enhancements that will provide increased functionality and performance – plus over time better ROI!