Data Design System AS (DDS) supplies the construction industry with software tools for building information modelling (BIM).
The company was founded in 1984 in Stavanger, Norway. Since then more than 13,500 licenses of DDS-CAD have been installed, mainly in Europe. DDS is an active member of buildingSMART. DDS has its headquarters at Stavanger, Norway. Other locations include Oslo and Bergen (both in Norway). DDS has several subsidiaries, among them DDS Building Innovation AS and Data Design System GmbH. DDS is a company in the Nemetschek Group.
The main product line is tools for building services/MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineers.
Data Design System GmbH distributes DDS-CAD MEP, mainly in the continental Europe. Data Design System GmbH has its main office in Ascheberg, Germany.
DDS Building Innovation AS develops software tools for design and production of timber-frame buildings. The main product is DDS-CAD Architect & Construction. DDS Building Innovation is located at the DDS headquarters at Stavanger.