Trimble said QuickPen’s products will help it enter the growing building information modeling market.
has purchased HVAC software manufacturer QuickPen International. Terms
of the deal were not disclosed.
Trimble, which makes global-positioning instruments as well as other
construction industry technologies, said QuickPen’s 3-D computer-aided HVAC and
sheet metal design products will help it enter the growing building information
“BIM is transforming
the way construction projects are planned and managed,” said Pat Bohle, who
works as business area manager of Trimble's building construction division.
“The QuickPen software will enable Trimble to provide complete and compelling
solutions for our building construction customers in the HVAC, mechanical and
plumbing industries. Building contractors will be able to create a BIM in
QuickPen software and export the data directly to the Trimble MEP field layout
solution and use the data to layout and construct heating, ventilation and air
conditioning ducts, plumbing systems and piping.”
QuickPen CEO Mort
Massey said he was equally happy to be joining Trimble.
“QuickPen provides a
core competency in BIM software to augment Trimble's portfolio of solutions for
the HVAC, mechanical and plumbing contractor,” Massey said. “The acquisition
reinforces our best-in-class technologies and provides us access to Trimble's
global resources. We are extremely pleased to join the Trimble family.”
The Colorado-based QuickPen will be part of Trimble's engineering and construction operations.
Trimble buys QuickPen International
March 16, 2009