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Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN and SDS2 Join Forces—Merge Structural Solutions

Allplan and SDS2 join forces allowing combined expertise in concrete and steel detailing to benefit customers globally.


Germany’s Nemetschek Group has announced that two of its daughter companies—Allplan and SDS2—are joining forces to provide multi-material software solutions for the global AEC industry.

Allplan is one of Europe’s leading AEC software companies and a BIM solution that serves both architecture and structural engineering professionals. Allplan is based in Germany and SDS2 is based in the United States and is a leading provider of BIM solutions for the structural steel detailing industry.

Joined Forces

Allplan and SDS2 will officially join forces to create a customer-focused product portfolio of BIM solutions for the entire structural workflow. This merge will enable Allplan to offer solutions for the engineering detailing steel industry. In turn, SDS2 will expand its expertise in concrete construction. Combining the competencies will enable them to become a multi-material providers.

A screencapture from SDS2's interface in action.

A screencapture from SDS2’s interface in action.

“Merging Allplan and SDS2 unleashes a lot of business potential for the Nemetschek Group,” says Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer of the Planning & Design Division and Member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. “By closely aligning the concrete and steel detailing expertise that the Allplan and SDS2 solutions have opens significant opportunities to deliver exceptional value to their joint customer base. This strategic move will clearly strengthen our market position in structural workflows – from design to fabrication and construction – and is centered around the Allplan platform and ecosystem.”

“This merger is again an important milestone, not only for Allplan and SDS2, but especially for our customers,” adds Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO of Allplan. “Combining technology and know-how for steel and concrete construction will create a strong solution that will strengthen our market positioning and instantly provides additional value to our customers.”

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“For us, this is an excellent match in terms of strategy and structure,” comments Stuart Broome, CEO of SDS2. “The combined revenue engine and economies of scale will enable future development to accelerate beyond what either company could achieve alone, which represents an even brighter future for our customers.”

The merger with SDS2 follows the recently completed integration between Allplan and Precast Software Engineering, which strengthened its product portfolio with expertise in precast fabrication technology. Allplan now enables a seamlessly integrated BIM workflow from design to fabrication to construction.

To learn more about SDS2 visit them here. To learn about Allplan visit them online here.

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