Data Design System Updates DDS-CAD Viewer for BIM, AEC

Data Design System Updates DDS-CAD Viewer for BIM, AEC
0 comments, 07/08/2017, by , in Add-ins, AEC, BIM, News

STAVANGER, Norway, Aug 7, 2017 – Data Design System (DDS) has released a new update of its BIM software DDS-CAD Viewer. The latest version of the tool is provided as a free download on the DDS website.

According to DDS, the DDS-CAD Viewer is mainly used by people in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry who are involved in BIM or conventional CAD design processes. It serves as a tool for dealing with building data, in particular files that are available in the Open BIM exchange format IFC. In addition, the DDS-CAD Viewer supports other formats, such as BCF, gbXML, DWG and DXF making the DDS-CAD Viewer compatible with most commonly used file formats in the AEC industry.

As an addition to the features of viewing, analysing, converting and editing BIM models, the latest update provides the full functionality of the interdisciplinary clash detection feature that was initially developed for the DDS flagship product DDS-CAD MEP. The feature works in an interdisciplinary way and automatically identifies clashing elements, regardless whether they are architectural building parts, MEP equipment, or structural elements. It provides a basis for a comprehensive project coordination and better design quality. Thanks to the integrated BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) support, design issues or clashes can be instantly communicated and managed.

Another new key feature is the ability to visually analyse model information using visualisation filters. The proxy element filter allows users to instantly detect unclassified objects in IFC files. In addition, with the file filter they can represent different versions of the same models each in a selected colour, enabling easy visual identification of model changes and inconsistencies.

To download new update of the DDS-CAD Viewer, visit

About Data Design System

Data Design System (DDS) develops innovative BIM solutions serving the building and construction industry since 1984. With more than 14.800 users world-wide, DDS is one of Europe’s leading BIM software providers.

DDS has two main product lines: DDS-CAD MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) is a BIM authoring tool for MEP with integrated calculations and interdisciplinary coordination. This also includes the building envelope, which is necessary for energy calculations etc. The other product line is DDS-CAD Architect & Construction, which is a highly specialized solution to handle typical Scandinavian style residential units. It provides tailored features for timber frame, precut, prefab elements and other industrialised production methods. All activities related to this product are handled by the 100% owned daughter company, DDS Building Innovation. All of DDS’solutions support open standards and are compliant with and certified for the buildingSMART standards (IFC and IFD).

DDS has its headquarters in Stavanger, Norway and has a strong financial base resulting from the company’s commitment to innovation and value for money. High standards of development and customer care are maintained by substantial investments in R&D and product support each year. DDS is part of the Nemetschek Group. For more information , visit

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