The Future of BIM: Bricsys Acquired by Hexagon
Today, in Sweden, it was officially announced that industry giant, Hexagon AB, acquired the veteran CAD software developers, Bricsys. The merger marks the coming together of one of the most globally renowned names in digital solutions and one of the oldest developers of construction technology; Bricsys has been in the game since the founding of CAD back in 2002.
Bricsys’s innovative CAD platform, BrisCAD, combines vertical CAD applications created by thousands of third-party developers, offering designers, engineers, and BIM professionals a great deal of opportunity for an optimized workflow; an efficient BIM experience, seamless cloud connectivity, and concise conceptual modeling capabilities. In a single system, the BrisCAD platform implements:
- 100% de facto standard design format
- BIM solutions
- 2D/3D general, mechanical, and sheet metal design
- Its own set of time-saving, artificial intelligence-driven add-ons
In a statement released early this morning, the President and CEO of Hexagon, Ola Rollén, expressed his optimism towards the recent merge:
“Hexagon has long been a leader in structural & process piping design. The Bricsys acquisition extends our domain expertise into building design, adding walls, floors, doors, and other construction related features. More importantly, we can now provide the AEC market with an end-to-end platform – with conceptual design, CAD design, BIM software and collaboration tools, project and cost controls, in-field construction execution tools (work packages), and progress documentation (reality capture) – to connect, automate, and ultimately 'autonomise' the entire building and construction ecosystem through our HxGN SMART Build solution.”
The Bricsys headquarters—based out of Ghent, Belgium—will be fully consolidated into Hexagon’s PPM division by end of day today. In 2017, Bricsys’s turnover rate correlated to nearly $15-million.
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It is always exciting to witness the constant and rapid evolution of this industry, and we cannot wait to see what the recent merger between Hexagon and Bricsys will bring for the future of BIM solutions. If you are looking to optimize your workflow with BIM solutions, then contact us today for training and support. Our specialists would love to meet you!