NEWS: Trimble acquires Stabiplan to expand European MEP solutions

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Stabiplan develops 3D CAD/CAE tool Stabicad and MEPcontent BIM library for accurate models with manufacturer-specific content

Trimble has acquired Stabiplan, a specialist in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) and developer of Stabicad CAD/CAE software and the MEPcontent BIM content library. According to Trimble, the Stabiplan acquisition will broaden its existing construction solutions for MEP contractors and engineers that enable automated estimating, project management, modeling, detailing, layout and construction. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Stabicad is a 3D CAD/CAE software solution for Revit and AutoCAD, which integrates design, drawing and engineering calculation/analysis, supporting workflows from engineering to construction. is an open online BIM library for MEP contractors and engineers in Europe. With MEPcontent, MEP engineers and contractors can deliver technically accurate models and drawings while including manufacturer-specific content, to ensure that a model contains uniform and accurate information for fabrication and documentation.

“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,” said Lawrence Smith, general manager of Trimble’s MEP Division. “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 provides a core competency in CAD/CAE and BIM design software and content for MEP contractors and engineers to augment Trimble’s current portfolio of solutions for the European MEP contractor,” said Gijs Willem Sloof, CEO of Stabiplan. “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.”

The Stabiplan business will be reported as part of the Buildings and Infrastructure Segment.

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