We Support OPEN BIM

OPEN BIM is a progressive approach to collaboration in the AEC industry, inviting stakeholders such as software vendors; software users from architects and engineers to fabricators, detailers, and erectors; and project owners.

As an openBIM supporter in the structural steel industry, SDS2 is always open for collaboration and innovation. And as we work toward future-proof solutions, we're committed to workflow transparency, data accessbility, and the high quality standards defined by the OPEN BIM charter.

What is Open BIM?

OPEN BIM is based upon open standards such as IFC from buildingSMART. RISA and the Nemetschek Group fully support buildingSMART’s OPEN BIM program. We are also fully dedicated to the high quality standards defined by our OPEN BIM Charter and represented by our OPEN BIM logo.

By supporting OPEN BIM, we believe that:

  • Interoperability between project stakeholders must not be used as grounds for competition.
  • Interoperability should be facilitated via development and support of open standards.
  • Rigorous testing and certification criteria is a must for quality support of open standards.
  • Proprietary format mandates must not be used to exclude candidates from project work.
  • Free choice of software in project work must be a basic right for any project stakeholder.
  • Industry stakeholders must publicly endorse and promote openBIM in the AEC community.


US Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Learn how KL&A, utilized the RISA-Revit Link to work collaboratively between Autodesk Revit, RISAFloor and RISA-3D allowing their team of engineers to achieve a seamless workflow, one ready to tackle the complexities of this extraordinary project.

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Integrated Design using SAF

At RISA, we are actively involved in the SAF Open Exchange Initiative with other Nemetschek brands. Together we aim to improve the collaboration between structural engineers by developing an open exchange format for exchanging data between structural analysis software based on the Excel format, focusing on a practical, easy to use, format that can be used in daily practice by structural engineers.

For more information, visit the SAF Open Exchange Guide: https://saf.guide/

The Nemetschek Group and OPEN BIM

The 16 brands of the Nemetschek Group, including RISA, provide solutions for the complete lifecycle of projects in the construction industry. Visit the individual brand pages to learn how each company is working towards providing workflow solutions that improve accuracy and productivity through BIM collaboration.