BIM solutions for design and building construction

For Building engineering

In 1996 Focus Software released our first program: “Focus Konstruksjon”. This was the first Windows based software for structural analysis on the market, and everyone embraced it.

Throughout the last 25 years, Focus Konstruksjon has evolved from a basic statistics program to a fully-fledged 3D FEM design tool, for Steel, Wood and Concrete.

The year after founding Focus Software we launched the Windows program Focus Anbud, for NS 3420 descriptions of works. The very same year we co-established IAI, the predecessor to BuildingSmart, thus the BIM-mindset was established.

In 2002 we launched Autodesk Revit on the Norwegian marked. We quickly saw the need for more functionality to meet the requirements of our Norwegian architects. Therefor we developed “Focus RAT”. Soon after that came “Focus Arealplan” for planning.

In 2019 we launched “Focus Beskrivelse”, a next generation software product for job description/tenders/Bill of quantities with the use of NS3420 and process codes. Focus Beskrivelse is a cloud application which makes it possible for easy project collaboration. By simply logging in using a browser Focus Beskrivelse will work on any platform or device, PC, Mac, tablet, mobile (BYOD).

Today most RIB companies are using at least one or more solutions from Focus Software.

We believe the key to our success is a well-designed software with work processes that helps the day-to-day life of the architect.

Add to the fact that we have a top training centre and support scheme with experienced instructors and product-experts. You know you are in good hands.

Digitization for engineers

Focus Software aims to lead on the path to digitization of the building trade. From design and 3Dmodel to BIM and digital twin.


BIM (Building Information Modelling) and digitization are important aspects of the engineer’s job, a means and method to ensure the success of a project from start to finish.

The use of BIM in projects relies as much on the method as the use of the right tools. Focus Software will supply you with the right software, together with the guidance of our experts, to ensure a successful method of start up for your next BIM project. We can coach software users, BIM coordinators and BIM managers in the use of the software. Our experts can participate within a project to ensure correct method, coordination across the fields.

BIM and digitalizing are opening whole new avenues when it comes to project collaboration. Modern day software simplifies communication between project leaders, housing manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and end-users.

Take the plunge now and take better advantage of today’s technologies.

Engineer’s tools

At Focus Software we are developing specialized software and modules aimed to simplify the engineer’s daily life. To make workflow more efficient and enhance collaboration between all links in the industry.

We make sure our software automates dull time-consuming tasks, thereby freeing up time for the engineer to make even better structural designs.

“Focus Konstruksjon” comes in 2D and 3D versions. Whether you work with basic 2D pillar, beams and frames, or complete 3D shell-constructions, we’ve got you covered. All standards for calculating using Eurocodes with Norwegian appendixes, are available for steel, wood and concrete, or a combination of all these. All of this is available in a user-friendly and elegant Windows interface. Report presentation and content can be customized in its own generator.

Ove Sletten programs, used for engineering concrete structure and reinforcements, are de facto standards and will be found on most engineer’s computers.

“Focus RAT” tools in Revit adds complete setups for engineers working on Norwegian projects, giving the user access to customized templates and a large object-library. The software is designed with functionality for easy concrete reinforcement detailing and listing together with other time-consuming operations.

For those who make tenders/bill of quantities, using NS3420 and process codes or turnkey contracts, will find our all-new platform “Focus Beskrivelse” a must have. Focus Beskrivelse is a cloud-based application which introduces a whole new and better work method, and simplifies project collaboration. By simply logging in using a browser Focus Beskrivelse will work on any platform or device.


Some of our happy clients

Meet our consultants

There are many ways to better effectiveness in the building trade through implementing digitalization and better use of BIM.

Stricter regulations from authorities and increasingly higher demands for domestic and workplaces. Digitalization not only helps effectiveness but also satisfies the needs of end users.

- Geir Ottar Askvik, Solution consultant, Focus Software AS

Getting correct results is of course important, but just as important is knowing which method to use to acquire these results.

- Olav Dammen, Building engineer & User support, Focus Software AS


Digitalization in the building trade is not better engineering and calculations, collaboration is also an important factor to consider.

Better collaboration between contractors, consultants, architects and end users will result in, less conflicts, better economy and be more environmentally beneficial.

- Vegard Hofgaard Bostad, Product owner: Focus RAT, BIM-consultant, Focus Software AS


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