K-BIM Consortium Selects Siemens' Parasolid for New AEC Applications

The Korea Building Information Management (K-BIM) Consortium has licensed Siemens' Parasolid software to provide critical modeling support for a new suite of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) applications. Parasolid is a 3D geometric component technology. K-BIM, a consortium of commercial, academic and government organizations wants the new application suite to help create a national standard for building information management (BIM). This national standard will result in improved building design efficiency as well as a reduction in waste, rework, and overall cost of buildings throughout the country.

BIM enables architects and engineers to manage building and construction data from conceptual design through to production, maintenance and decommissioning. Teams can participate more easily in the management of structures, whether they are designing the aesthetics of a building, configuring its internal utility systems or analyzing its structural properties. Each design and analysis process benefits from a shared, unambiguous and definitive 3D model representation that supports the rapid design and editing of models of wide-ranging size and shape, including massive structures and complex freeform geometry.

Parasolid is used in Siemens' own product lifecycle management (PLM) software products including NX software, Solid Edge software and 3DSync. It is licensed under an open business model by over 120 independent software vendors (ISVs), including prominent AEC companies, who develop and market more than 350 application products representing over 3.5 million active software seats. Applications developed using Parasolid are able to seamlessly exchange geometry data, providing translation-free interoperability.

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