Monthly Archives: April 2014

Do you want to take your BIM anywhere??


Do you want to take your BIM anywhere? Where have I heard that before? Well, the folks at Tekla listened and announced today they have acquired SVS Innovations’ (SVSi) construction software business and its advanced Field3D mobile technology.

In essence that means that on-site BIM and mobile BIM users have another choice to add to their iPads and workflows. Given that Tekla already have a cloud BIM solution in the much under-rated (down-under) BIMsight, this could be just the shot in the tablet arm its needs.


Want to know more? Well l am sure the good people at Pacific Computing can reveal all if you attend one of the upcoming User Workshops starting May 5th in Sydney.

For more information see the full list of dates below and register here.


This year Pacific Computing will be running a series of User Workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand during May 2014 in the following cities:

City Date Registration Closes
Sydney Monday, 5th May 2014 Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Melbourne Wednesday, 7th May 2014 Wednesday, 30th April 2014
Christchurch Friday, 9th May 2014 Thursday, 1st May 2014
Brisbane Monday, 12th May 2014 Monday, 5th May 2014
Perth Wednesday, 14th May 2014 Thursday, 8th May 2014
Adelaide Friday, 16th May 2014 Monday, 12th May 2014
Townsville ~new~ Monday, 19th May 2014 Monday, 12th May 2014

Press release 15 April 2014

Tekla Acquires Field3D Business from SVS Innovations

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) software provider Tekla has acquired SVS Innovations’ (SVSi) construction software business and its advanced Field3D mobile technology. The acquisition further strengthens Tekla’s position in mobile BIM applications development.

Field3D is an easy-to-use 3D collaboration software solution for BIM that works on mobile devices, enabling stakeholders in a construction workflow to access complete 3D model information for an entire building on smartphones and tablets.

“One of Tekla’s key objectives is to extend BIM’s reach from the design office to the field, and Field3D technology will help us achieve this goal,” said Mr. Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation and General Manager of Trimble Buildings Structures Division. “Field3D technology focuses on solutions for mobile operating systems and the acquisition further strengthens Tekla’s position as a premier provider of advanced BIM technology.”

Both Tekla and SVSi offer technology that smoothly manages very large amounts of information. Tekla’s constructible, accurate models can represent some of the largest, most complex structures with detailed construction information, while Field3D can fluently manage 3D models on mobile devices regardless of their size. The solutions also share an open approach to BIM. Through their support for IFC and other 3D modeling file formats, they work with a wider choice of modeling solutions.

”Field3D is now part of a larger offering, and we believe that is the right way forward for our clients. Tekla’s global market position enables users to quickly deploy the benefits of this advanced technology. This acquisition demonstrates the value of our mobile 3D platform, and now we can continue leveraging this innovative technology to other industries,” said Mr. Antti Nurminen, CEO of SVS Innovations.

Additional information

Mr. Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation and General Manager of Trimble Buildings’ Structures Division, tel. +358 30 661 1781, e-mail

Mr. Antti Nurminen, CEO of SVS Innovations, tel. +358 40 512 9876, e-mail

About Tekla

Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models to provide greater competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. Established in 1966, Tekla has customers in over 100 countries, offices in over 20 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla Building & Construction is part of Trimble Buildings, a group focused on technology solutions that improve collaboration, efficiency and accuracy across the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of construction.

About SVS Innovations

SVS Innovations is a Finnish software company that develops advanced technology for professional 3D design information used across mobile devices. SVSi’s solutions support a wide range of industries and product life-cycle use cases. The company’s technology enables fluent mobile experiences, even for very large sets of 3D data, and it focuses on exploring future mobile technology and hardware.