BIMobject AB: BIMobject releases BIMobject® Apps as free source code

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Today, BIMobject AB (BIMobject) announces that the BIMobject® Apps will be offered as free source code. To further strengthen the company's position as the global leader in digital building products, product information, and BIM object ...

Today, BIMobject AB (BIMobject) announces that the BIMobject® Apps will be offered as free source code. To further strengthen the company's position as the global leader in digital building products, product information, and BIM object distribution, the company will now allow for other corporations to build Apps for the platform BIMobject® Cloud using a free BIMobject source code.

Since 2012, BIMobject have built several Apps that integrate the entire BIMobject® Cloud in various types of BIM software such as Trimble SketchUp, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, and Autodesk Revit/AutoCAD. The Apps have been downloaded and installed by users more than 150,000 times, creating full integration into their respective BIM software. The Apps give users increased productivity by letting them find and compare products more easily before downloading, update and add information, as well as communicate.

The BIMobject® Apps are also a vital part of the platform BIMobject® Hercules. Unlike the BIMobject® Cloud, it is aimed at large consultants, building owners, governments, and contractors. The free source code allows these bigger organisations further to enhance the capabilities of the Apps by adding, removing, and modifying the features. The result is a fully customised version of the Apps, tailored to the specific needs within a particular corporation or organisation.

"One of our core principles here at BIMobject is scalability. The BIMobject® Apps - among the most advanced BIM integration solutions - now have room for a whole new level of growth. It will be used either internally or to add even more value to the existing Apps functionality, pushing the envelope for integrated digital product information", says Stefan Larsson, CEO and founder of BIMobject. 

BIMobject aims to maintain its position as the most popular BIM content platform worldwide, serving as a Single Source of Truth for its over 550,000 registered users and more than 1,000 hosted building product manufacturers. The company strives to offer the most dynamic digital content services for manufacturers to form a powerful digital strategy and deliver product information earlier in the BIM process. 

Using the BIMobject® Apps to connect BIM software to the BIMobject® Cloud results in an unbroken flow of information and a streamlined workflow, which is why BIMobject has invested a great deal of resources in the Apps. In recent years, BIM software providers such as Vectorworks, Allplan, and Archline, have received the source code as part of individual agreements in order fully to integrate their technology with the BIMobject® Cloud.

Now, the strategic decision has been made to give away the source code and make it available to more stakeholders in the BIM process, such as big design firms, contractors, governments, and other large-scale 3rd party developers. This will further strengthen BIMobject's position on the global market and broaden the user base. Larger businesses will be able to use the Apps and the BIMobject® Cloud for efficient corporate standardisation. 

"Some of our competitors charge their app users. We decided to go the other way, because we believe in making our solutions accessible and available to every user in the global BIM community", says Stefan Larsson. 

The source code will be provided upon application after a review of the applicant's intended use, as it will not be given to any competitor or allow usage to create a competing service. BIMobject will continue to innovate and add features to the current Apps standard, which will coexist with the new approach and form a complement to the developer cloud API now available for the BIMobject® Cloud.

For more information, please contact: 
Louise Otto - Press contact
Tel: +46 40 - 685 29 00 

About BIMobject®
BIMobject® is a Swedish technology company with a global presence operating at the forefront of digitalising the building industry. BIMobject provides a cloud-based platform and powerful technology to make digital product information available for Building Information Modelling (BIM), allowing its use early in the building process for visualisation, specification, and analysis. The platform collects valuable data that streamlines the construction industry throughout the product lifecycle. More intelligent design and construction lead to better product selections, reduced waste, and more efficient logistics during the building process. At the same time, property management benefits from higher quality, improved use of energy, and lower operating costs. 
Today, BIMobject operates in a number of markets and has a global growth strategy. The company's offerings include development, hosting, management, and publishing of digital versions of manufacturer products: BIM objects. Its customers are building and interior product manufacturers who market their products via the BIMobject® Cloud. The user base consists primarily of architects, designers, and engineers, who access the BIMobject® Cloud through CAD/BIM-applications, apps, and web services. The BIM objects are integrated into a detailed model of the building, which increases the chance that the real products will be selected for purchase.

BIMobject is a public company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North with the ticker symbol BIM.     

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