Global software developer Bricsys, part of Hexagon, has announced that its BricsCAD AX3000 MEP Suite has been admitted to the pre-approved BIM software list of Hong Kong’s Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF).
The decision enables eligible applicants in Hong Kong’s construction industry to benefit from government subsidised discounts on the suite.
The newly-approved BIM solution leverages specialised AX3000 modules that interact with each other and BricsCAD to cover all aspects of building services engineering: ventilation, heating, sanitation, electrical, residential ventilation, and fire safety, and sprinkler systems.
Pat Williams, vice president of Sales, APAC at Bricsys, commented: “We are delighted that eligible users across Hong Kong will enjoy access to this market-leading solution at a reduced price through the CITF.
“We believe the admission of our solution to the CITF Pre-approved BIM Software List is an endorsement of the powerful combination that AX3000 and BricsCAD represents as the construction industry continues to digitise.”
BricsCAD and AX3000 MEP are built on a familiar DWG file format. This enables engineers to seamlessly bring their 2D CAD drawings into the platform, rather than re-building them from scratch in a new environment, the company said.
It is also based on an openBIM architecture, accelerates time to value and reduces hours lost to training.
Williams continues: “Some software packages require engineers to spend between nine and 18 months getting up to speed on their technology, UX and UI.
“In today’s fast paced business world, we recognise the need to shorten that learning curve and as a result of its familiar DWG environment, training on BricsCAD AX3000 MEP Suite typically takes between 10 weeks and three months.”
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