3D CAD software

Trimble has acquired Stabiplan, a 3D CAD software and BIM content provider for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) industries

Laurence Smith, general manager of Trimble’s MEP division, said the move will broaden Trimble’s existing products for MEP contractors and engineers, which enable automated estimating, project management, modelling, detailing, layout and construction.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1990 and based in Bodegraven in the Netherlands, Stabiplan’s products include Stabicad, a 3D CAD/CAE software application for Revit and AutoCAD that integrates design, drawing and engineering analysis, as well as the MEPcontent BIM library, which offers technically accurate models and drawings that include manufacturer-specific content.

“Stabiplan’s strength lies in its ability to offer localised construction software applications and provide users with intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity in the office,” Smith said.

“The Stabiplan portfolio complements our existing products for the European MEP market, including Trimble Plancal nova and Trimble Amtech ProDesign, to provide European contractors with a robust set of design tools from a single source.”

Stabiplan chief executive Gijs Willem Sloof added: “The acquisition allows us to further develop our best-in-class solutions with Trimble’s resources and offer our solutions on a more global scale.

“Together with Trimble, we will continue to develop enhanced BIM solutions to enable better collaboration between our customers and their clients.”


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