RubySketch, Simpson Strong-Tie Partner for BIM

rubysketch_logoSYDNEY, Australia, Jan 11, 2017 – RubySketch announced today that it has partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie, the world leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions. With offices located throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, Simpson Strong-Tie is the most recognized global connector brand in the residential construction industry.

RubySketch connects manufacturers with design and construction professionals, so that products can be used within 3D BIM (building information modeling) projects. PlusSpec for SketchUp, by RubySketch, is an award-winning 3D technology for the design, construction, estimating and manufacturing processes in the residential building industry. PlusSpec provides affordable, whole house virtual design and construction to bridge the communication gaps between architects, builders, estimators and product manufacturers for improved efficiency, profitability and reduced waste.

“We are proud to partner with Simpson Strong-Tie on enhancing our BIM technology solutions,” said Andrew Dwight, director of RubySketch. “We believe that a partnership with such a global, reputable and like-minded company allows us to continue rapidly innovating and developing our software, whilst greatly extending our reach to new customers, particularly in North America.”

“Partnering with RubySketch provides Simpson Strong-Tie with the opportunity to help our customers improve efficiencies in building safer and stronger structures,” said Simpson Strong-Tie COO Ricardo Arevalo.

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

For 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training, engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed.

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About RubySketch

RubySketch believes in a stronger and more unified approach between design professionals, the construction industry, and building product manufacturers – and has established itself as one of the foremost product content providers and solution consultants since its establishment in 2010. The company’s PlusSpec software has been designed by architects, builders and estimators, for architects, builders and estimators – uniting the design, construction and building manufacturing processes.

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