Trimble has purchased Colorado HVAC software manufacturer QuickPen International. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

California-based 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 modeling market.

“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.”