Trimble buying BIM services firm

|By:, SA News Editor

Trimble (TRMB +0.7%) is acquiring Maybim, a provider of 3D building information modeling services to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors. Terms are undisclosed.

Trimble asserts Maybim allows contractors to "rapidly scale their BIM capabilities regardless of the requirements from the building owner or general contractor." The company will be added to Trimble's engineering & construction segment (saw 16% Y/Y growth in Q1).

Separately, Trimble has launched Soil Information System (SIS), a product that gives farmers and their advisers "in-depth 3-D soil data they can use to make more informed decisions about their crop production goals."