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RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

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Got an email today from RISA...they have been acquired by Nemetschek (BlueBeam brand owner): Link

Quote (Nemetschek)

“The acquisition is a great fit for both companies,” says Bruce Bates, founder and current CEO of RISA. Bruce will be retiring shortly after passing the CEO role to Amber Freund, current COO, who joined RISA in 2005.

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

Nemetschek owns many brands, bigger ones. Like Allplan, Vectorworks, ArchiCad... Good to know they are stepping on a structural analysis path. Here in EU Risa is basically non-existing.

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

Judging by their (imho) poor developement (regression) of allplan, i was under the impression that they were dying.
Also, they already have structural software... SCIA...

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

I hope that doesn't bode ill for RISA...

See what happened to MathCAD...

Dik

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

I would guess this is a strategic move to get some of the already programmed design components especially for the US market into SCIA. We've done several demo's with SCIA and while the analysis side is impressive we've be unimpressed with their design and design reporting modules as well as lack of design modules for certain items, such as simple spread foundations.

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

Klitor, I'm just getting into using Allplan now and it looks pretty solid. What gave you the impression they are dying? I'm not familiar with the development history of the software, just started with the 2018 version of it.

RE: RISA acquired by NEMETSCHEK

Once you get into it (logic was completely oposite of autocad) the technical side was pretty darn good (I did some cool stuff with it from 2009 to 2014), but i felt with every new edition it became more buggy (some parts of interface in 2015 had #$"##$% where text should be), didnt count some reinoforcement mass, licensing was crashing all the time, had to get tech support from germany, reinstall windows frequently as nothing seemed to fix the problems etc etc...
Official forums were empty,Community was non existant...I just felt Revit was winning this one in the long run.
I got outta that line of work at that time so I dont know how it ended :)

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