NovapointDCM is a professional BIM solution for infrastructure design, construction and maintenance. The software is tailored for road, rail, maritime and aviation facilities.
Novapoint is adapted to meet local design and drawing standards in cooperation with local infrastructure authorities and constructors. Since its introduction in 1988, Novapoint has been constantly improved and enhanced for the benefit of infrastructure engineers worldwide.
The new technology generation NovapointDCM is the industry's first toolset that enables true "BIM for infrastructure" – and that brings the benefits of this to all stakeholders.
What is NovapointDCM?
- NovapointDCM is based on an object-oriented information model, allowing for lifecycle flow and reuse of infrastructure data: in planning and design, construction, and maintenance.
- The system is module-based and comprising of 25 different discipline applications.
- With NovapointDCM you can combine different discipline models into one integrated BIM model, using the collaboration model platform QuadriDCM
- NovapointDCM is an open system, modelled according to ISO TC 211 (GML) – tailored for the future.
- The data from NovapointDCM can be used in other vendors´ systems that support GML.
- Other vendors may also program against the NovapointDCM model via the same application programming interface (API) that Vianova itself uses.
- NovapointDCM is tailored for Cloud-based BIM collaboration.
- The system is compatible with the Norwegian Road Databank.
By developing and providing software with the philosophy "made by users for users" Vianova Systems helps its customers to plan and design quality infrastructure most efficiently – saving projects, builders and society considerable time, hassle and cost.
Vianova Systems both owns and develops NovapointDCM.
See how Novapoint works in practice:
Novapoint Area planning helps you design plans according to local laws and regulation. The modules can be used for all types of plans. The module is easy to use, effective and makes the work process easy and fun. If you know how to use AutoCAD – you know how to use Novapoint Area Planning. The module is built around normal work process for designing plans, so you do not need to change the way you work today!
Novapoint bridge is a tool for designing structures following a road alignment, such as a bridge. The module includes geometric functions for modeling the structure, functions for producing working drawings and functions for generating 3D-models. Additionally Novapoint Bridge includes several handy tools for structural calculations and drawing annotations.
Novapoint Civil Construction is a tool for the contractor and is developed to make the workday easier in the construction phase. Novapoint Civil Construction is supposed to insure dataflow of geometric data and is founded on the same base as the most modules from Novapoint are. Road design (VIPS) from consultant can be directly opened, displayed in cross sections and 3D and exported to setting out data. Furthermore, functionality for quantity calculations, documentation and road/terrain design is included.
Novapoint District heating is a complete tool for designing district heating networks. The program includes complete functions for configuration, construction, drawing production, reports and setting out. Novapoint District heating has been developed in Sweden, in close collaboration with Swedish users. Designing district heating networks is a complicated task, but Novapoint District heating is a program that makes it easier.
Novapoint GS Archive is the base module for organizing and starting of the design and calculation tools for the geotechnical user. The Archive is used to create new archives, projects and starting different tools. Sampling and evaluation of data is easy and efficient. Organizing data within archives and projects gives the designer perfect overview of existing data and status of the projects.
Novapoint GS pile group is a powerful tool to perform analysis and design of 3D pile groups. The interaction between piles with various cross sections and design parameters may be simulated using different soil models. Pile group effects and second order moments are accounted for. Loads may be applied either at the pile centre or on the pile structure at given depth along the pile. The structure resting on the pile system can be included such that a complete soil/pile/structure interaction analysis is performed.
Novapoint GS presentation is the central component of the GS Toolbox. The basis of all geotechnical activities is to perform investigation of soil properties. These investigation are presented as sounding diagrams – single bore holes, plan view or cross sections and profiles. GS Presentation has well suited functions for data administration and presentation.
Novapoint GS Settlement is an easy-to-use calculation tool for predicting future settlements in soil due to loads or/and pore pressure changes. Different non-linear soil models may be used, with the possibility to take time dependent creep effects into account. The input data and results are verified in both tabular form and in a graphical view.
Novapoint GS STability is a powerful tool for stability calculations, using cross sections as templates to ensure safe and rapid modelling of the soil geometry. Profiles for modelling of undrained shear strength and pore water pressure, gives powerful abilities to simulate any state in the soil. Enhanced input data control effectively reduces the risk of corrupted models. Different solution methods are supported. In addition to the graphical presentation of the results, a comprehensive report may be selected.
Novapoint GS support excavation is a powerful tool to perform analysis of the phases of a supported excavation. With a 1D finite element calculation engine the interaction between a sheet pile and a multi layered soil is simulated. Four different soil models can be used freely throughout the soil layer profile. The input data and results are verified in both tabular form and in a native graphical window.