Bentley and CABRTech Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance BIM Software Interoperability in China

BEIJING – 8 August 2012 – CABR Technology (CABRTech) Co., Ltd., the leading building design and construction software company in China, and Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a long-term partnership between the two companies to advance building information modeling (BIM) software interoperability in China. As a first step towards this goal, CABRTech will facilitate data exchange between its PKPM structural design products and Bentley software. This initiative will provide increased information mobility among the users of PKPM software and all Bentley Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM)-enabled products, including AECOsim Building Designer – streamlining BIM workflows and resulting in increased productivity and enhanced project quality.

Under the MOU, CABRTech and Bentley also will:

  • Initiate an in-depth study and collaboration to research the development of BIM software that addresses the needs of China’s engineering and construction industry, including a product portfolio spanning the infrastructure lifecycle, from design and energy consumption analysis to construction and operations;
  • Explore the feasibility of cooperation in the field of application research and software development, including directed and syndicated development projects;
  • Consider cooperation in other fields, including the development of joint software training, marketing programs, and other activities that will be of benefit to both CABRTech and Bentley.

Commenting on the new partnership, Mr. Xu Jiefeng, president of CABRTech, said, “Bentley is a company with strong and comprehensive capabilities. Our new MOU with Bentley is a landmark in mutual understanding and trust, and lays the groundwork for broad and in-depth cooperation between our two companies in technology, product, and business areas. We believe the cooperation can be a strong impetus to drive new technology development in China’s engineering and construction industry.”

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Monnier, senior vice president, Bentley Asia-Pacific, said, “We look forward to working with the innovative CABRTech team on important initiatives that will help take BIM workflows in China and elsewhere to a new level of productivity. Our goal is to empower structural practitioners across this region to choose the software they need for each project task while benefiting from the effectiveness of data reuse as they participate in multidisciplinary, integrated workflows. This will enable them to take full advantage of BIM best practices to reap significant business benefits and result in intelligent structural design, more successful projects, and better-performing buildings and structures of all types.”

About CABR Technology Co., Ltd.

CABR Technology Co., Ltd. is a share-holding high-tech company, a core enterprise of China Academy of Building Research. Through the decades, CABRTech has accumulated over 1000 scientific research achievements; edited over 150 national and industry standards and codes; won 45 national awards, 184 provincial and ministerial awards; and secured 79 patents and software copyrights. CABR Technology is the provider of PKPM design software (also known as PKPM CAD), which is a set of integrated CAD systems for architectural, structural, and building services (water supply and drainage, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and electrical) design, with tens of thousands of users. With over 95 percent market share, it is the most commonly applied architectural design CAD system in China.

For additional information about CABR Technology, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit

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