About Symetri

We challenge people to work smarter for a better future

Symetri helps innovative companies in the construction and manufacturing industry to optimize their working methods and increase the quality of their projects.

With more than 750 employees and 250,000 daily users in northern Europe, and the US Symetri can offer effective guidance in everything from 3D modelling and simulation to PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), BIM (Building Information Modelling) and how to maximize the potential of your projects.

Many of our solutions are based on the principles behind Lean with benefits such as lower development and production costs, reduced material use and shorter lead times, not to mention greater scope for creativity and better end results.

We have over 30 offices throughout Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Ireland and the US.

Symetri is part of Addnode Group.

Our Values

As a trusted partner for our customers, we constantly seek to challenge people to work smarter for a better future. With our expertise, leading-edge technology & services we always strive to enable our customers to gain an increased competitive advantage.

We continuously challenge ourselves and our customers to work smarter and we are proud of the values that we live by.



  • We are proud of what we do
  • We strongly believe in our ability to make a difference
  • We are always committed to walking the extra mile
  • We like to have fun together


  • We have the courage to make a difference
  • We challenge ourselves and our customers to work smarter
  • We are innovative, taking initiatives and daring to act
  • We are courageous but never arrogant or ignorant of risks


  • We are transparent and support each other
  • We are committed and take responsibility
  • We celebrate team success and recognize good work
  • We discuss, we decide, and we are loyal to the decision
  • We welcome and embrace new colleagues,
    and help them become productive quickly
  • We treat all people with respect and honesty


  • We welcome changes if they add value to the business
  • We are open-minded and flexible
  • When I identify a problem I will take action
  • We all take responsibility to make changes successful

Our History


Symetri (then CAD-Quality/CAD-Q) is founded in 1989 by engineers who want to enable people, themselves included, to work smarter. They see CAD as the way forward and set out to improve the Swedish design industry with the latest and smartest tools and workflows. 

In the early 2000s, CAD-Q increases the expertise within facility management in Sweden and expands its operations to Norway.

The year 2005 is a turning point as Addnode buys CAD-Q. Being a part of Addnode’s Design Management division means long-term stability and new opportunities for growth.


Cadpoint (2000, NO)
Nestor Nord (2001, NO)
Graphic Interface (2001, SE)

1990 training
1991 Mora office opening
1996 Symetri team
1997 Symetri team


The next 10 years are marked by expansion in the Nordics and internationalisation, supported by the development of the company’s own technology.

CAD-Q establishes operations in Finland and Denmark in 2010.

The launch of Sovelia and Naviate strengthens CAD-Q’s offering of leading-edge technology with their own IP, developed to meet the needs of customers within the product-development and architecture industries. Both the technical expertise and service on offer to customers increase over the years.

The acquisition of Symetri in 2014 establishes CAD-Q in the UK, providing leading-edge solutions and services, as well as knowledge gained from years of experience working in the Nordics


Sikroma (2008, SE)
IT Energy (2008, SE)
Athena BSD (2010, DK)
Fæster SCI (2010, DK)
CADi (2010, FI)
Geosol (2011, SE)
CDLight (2011, DK)
Cad-Teknikk (2012, NO)
CAD-Expert Oy (2013, FI)
Basepoint Oy (2013, FI)
Symetri (2014, UK)

2006 Symetri team
2007 kick-off Bareclona
2009 20 year jubilee
2014 Symetri team


To signal the growth of the company and a focus shift from solution provider to customer-centric partner, CAD-Q changes its name to Symetri in 2016.

With the acquisition of MCAD in 2018, Symetri increases its ability to deliver solutions and multidisciplinary projects that make a real difference to the Swedish manufacturing industry.

In the UK, Symetri’s portfolio is broadened with expert consultancy and world-class data management systems (TDM, PDM & PLM), as well as expertise in 3D design and BIM software, additional services and increased delivery capacity.

With the acquisition of Excitech in 2020, Symetri gains additional, extensive expertise in the UK construction and architecture sectors, exceptional BIM skills and innovative IP.

In 2021, Symetri establishes operations in Ireland and gains expertise within the construction and manufacturing sector with the acquisition of Procad Ltd.


MCAD (2018, SE)
D2M3 (2018, UK)
Cadassist (2018, UK)
Majenta UK Autodesk business (2019, UK)
Excitech (2020, UK)
Procad Ltd (2021, Ireland)


2015 Symetri team
2018 kick-off Malaga
2020 Symetri team
2021 Nordic BIM Summit


Trude Berg

Trude Berg

Jens Kollserud

Jens Kollserud