Trimble celebrates 30 years of Novapoint and Quadri

Trimble Solutions celebrates 30 years as a developer and provider of Novapoint and Quadri – the engineering and construction industry's leading BIM solution for infrastructure design.


The anniversary was celebrated with nearly 400 participants at the annual Novapoint User Meeting in Stavanger 24-26 April. The conference has become a prime event for the Nordic engineering and construction industry.

Idar Kirkhorn Trimble
Idar Kirkhorn, Trimble

“A targeted and holistic software development in close collaboration with the user community has been our development recipe ever since we established Vianova Systems, as the company was called at the time,” says Managing Director Idar Kirkhorn at Trimble Solutions Sandvika. “The user needs of the customers and infrastructure authorities, in combination with our own visions, have been our guideline.”

“Our motto has always been "Novapoint and Quadri is made for users, by users." Trimble´s developers are domain specialists as well as IT experts. Creating the future together with the users is very rewarding, both through exciting joint projects and individual experience sharing. A big thank you to all infrastructure agencies, consulting engineers and contractors for their excellent cooperation through all these years.”

30 years as a leading IT company is a solid achievement in itself. Trimble Solutions (and formerly Vianova Systems) has tirelessly built its offering “stone by stone”, adhering to its original vision. From NovaCAD Traffic Sign, as the first Novapoint module was called, to today's BIM solution, still bearing the name Novapoint and Quadri, but based on the latest in modern software technology.

“The fact that the company today is called Trimble Solutions and is a part of Trimble Inc.'s worldwide organization is viewed as a big plus by our customers,” points out Idar Kirkhorn. “With corporate's entire resources behind us, we stand much stronger to develop and integrate the tools in the direction of Open BIM, the way we and the industry want.”

Patrick McGloin, Trimble
Patrick McGloin, Trimble

Open BIM, full digitization, and close interdisciplinary collaboration across project players – this is some of what is required of the infrastructure industry going forward.

The 30th Novapoint User Meeting in Stavanger, 24-26 April was therefore dedicated to this solid message – delivering a very rich and eventful conference program. Trimble also used the occasion to release its most comprehensive Novapoint and Quadri versions ever – Novapoint 21 and Quadri 3. Another change of this year´s event was that Trimble Tekla successfully was included in the program. The distributor EDR Medeso was a co-organizer of the conference.

The annual Novapoint User Meeting has become the highlight of the year for the regional infrastructure professionals in the fields of planning, engineering and construction, landscaping and municipal engineering. 

Dialogue and experience exchange during the annual user conference has been a major success factor for the development and adoption of Novapoint and Quadri in practice.


For more information, please contact:

Idar Kirkhorn, Managing Director | Business Area Director Civil Solutions
Trimble – Civil Engineering and Construction
+47 97 68 65 28