Says products improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability
Claiming that the updated portfolio supports the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process by offering software solutions to help architects, engineers, planners, contractors, facility managers and owners in the building and infrastructure industries meet today’s business challenges, Autodesk, a 3-D engineering and entertainment software, has announced its 2012 portfolio of software for the AEC industry. In addition to the new and updated software products, Autodesk has also announced two new design suites for building design, construction and infrastructure professionals.
According to Autodesk, its broad portfolio of BIM solutions includes AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D software for transportation, land development and water projects. The solutions claim to be based on models created using Autodesk Revit-based software – including solutions for architecture, structural engineering and MEP engineering. The company added that the AutoCAD software for documentation and professional drafting complemented the core BIM products and helped extend its value.
The company claimed that the new design suite provided a comprehensive set of tools to help users address a variety of workflow needs, from project design, visualisation and simulation to documentation and construction, and helped improve efficiency.
According to the announcement, the product would be available later this year in three editions: Standard, Premium and Ultimate. The Standard edition would include AutoCAD Map 3D 2012, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012 and AutoCAD. The Premium edition would add AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. The Ultimate edition would include all of the software in the Premium edition, with Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2012 instead of Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012.
“The value that Autodesk BIM solutions bring to the industry begins with the information in Building Information Modelling,” said Anders Arthur, Regional Director, MEA, for Autodesk. “Building Information Modelling is about more than just the model. It’s a process that helps our customers use the information inherent in the model to design, visualise, analyse and simulate a project. The motivation behind the 2012 portfolio is to help our customers get more from that rich information to realise real business results, including quality, efficiency, productivity and sustainability.”