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Press Release: Nemetschek Scia launches the new ‘Scia Steel 2009’ release with 3D+

Herk-de-Stad, May 11, 2009 - Since 1974, Nemetschek Scia has provided the steel construction industry with innovative and enabling software tools.
Today, established as the industry’s reference IT-partner, Scia has 130 employees and an extensive partner network, marketing, developing and supporting its software solutions world-wide.

Scia’s mission is to provide its customers with a clear competitive advantage in the execution of their projects.
Scia Steel software supports the production process in an innovative way to maximise efficiency, accuracy and cost reduction

Release 2009 signifies a major  innovative advance in the support of the steel construction company’s production process: Scia Steel software becomes 3D+.

This innovation fits perfectly within the ‘BIM’ approach (Building Information Modelling); it puts complete 3D information at the disposal of the work preparation.
When utilized with the existing functionality, this offers 4D (element and project data) and even 5D project information (time and planning).

A selection of the features
  • Integration with CAD and CAE (via BIM and the exchange standard IFC)
  • Document management
  • Project management and logistics
  • Production management
  • Planning (master-schedule and detail-schedule)
  • Calculation of proposals
  • Project-budget-control
  • CAM – work preparation and integration with machines
  • MRP – purchasing and stock control
  • Integration with financial software

Users have already welcomed this advance in the software.

At the presentation of the actual and future Scia Steel product plan,  Mr. Jan Teuwen of Steelconstructor ‘Staalbouw Willems nv’ said: ”We are pleasantly surprised by these developments and we look eagerly forward to the moment that we can use this software, it definitely offers a lot of extra functions”.

In the course of 2009, Scia will present these new developments at different events. In the immediate future – from May 11 up to and including May 15, 2009 – Scia Steel 3D+ will be shown at the IPS (International Partners in Steel)-days of Kaltenbach in Lörrach (D).

For more information, please visit our website www.scia-online.com.

About Nemetschek Scia

Founded in 1974, Nemetschek Scia is a software company headquartered in Belgium, which develops, markets and supports software products for structural engineering and structural analysis in the construction market. Scia's software is typically used to design buildings, bridges, and other complex engineering structures.

Scia is member of the global operating Nemetschek Group. Together with Scia, Allplan, Graphisoft, Vectorworks, Maxon and many other companies like Frilo and Glaser, this organisation is the world’s leading IT company in AEC for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate.

Scia is also the market leader in the Benelux and the Czech and Slovak Republics. The company maintains an international network of branches and distribution partners in 16 countries. Its programs are translated into 10 different languages and more than 8000 licences are sold to more than 5000 customers in 50 countries.

For more information, please contact

Scia Group nv
Att. Mr Francis Vanderbruggen

Industrieweg 1007
3540 Herk-de-Stad (Belgium)

Tel.: (+32) 013 55.17.75
Fax: (+32) 013 55.41.75

Email: f.vanderbruggen@scia-online.com
Websites: www.scia-online.comwww.nemetschek.com

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