A leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced its 2012 portfolio of software for the AEC industry. The updated portfolio supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process by offering comprehensive software solutions to help architects, engineers, planners, contractors, facility managers, and owners in the building and infrastructure industries meet today's business challenges. In addition to new and updated software products, Autodesk announced two new design suites for building design, construction and infrastructure professionals.
"The value that Autodesk BIM solutions bring to the industry begins with the information in Building Information Modeling," said Manideep Saha, Head, AEC Solutions, Autodesk India & SAARC. "Building Information Modeling is about more than just the model, it's a process that helps our customers use the information inherent in the model to design, visualize, analyze and simulate a project. The motivation behind the 2012 portfolio is to help our customers get more from that rich information to realize real business results, including quality, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability."
Autodesk's broad portfolio of BIM solutions includes AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D software for transportation, land development and water projects. Autodesk BIM solutions for the building industry are based on models created using Autodesk Revit-based software — including solutions for architecture, structural engineering, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering. AutoCAD software for documentation and professional drafting complements, these core BIM products help extend the value of Building Information Modeling.
The new Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite will be available later this year in three editions: Standard, Premium and Ultimate. The Standard edition includes AutoCAD Map 3D 2012, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012 and AutoCAD. The Premium edition adds AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. The Ultimate edition includes all of the software in the Premium edition, with Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2012 instead of Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012.
Autodesk software products for building design and construction support a more complete BIM workflow, and includes Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, Autodesk Revit MEP 2012, Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 and Autodesk Navisworks 2012 . Enhanced with a new point cloud tool, the Revit Family of software can now connect directly to laser scans as a part of the BIM process. Revit-based products are now Citrix XenApp6 ready*, supporting working from remote locations using a single server, and Revit Server to support collaboration on shared Revit models across a wide-area network (WAN). Revit Architecture 2012 and Revit Structure 2012 offer a new construction modeling tool to help users derive better construction insight from design models. Improved conceptual energy analysis tools** for Revit Architecture 2012 and Revit MEP 2012 help support sustainable design decision-making early in the design process.
Autodesk visualization technology (available as individual products or through the new Autodesk Building Design Suite and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite) helps users win more business through effective communication of design intent. Autodesk Showcase 2012 3D presentation and rendering software helps users to quickly and easily transform AutoCAD and Revit files into compelling imagery, movies, and interactive design presentations. Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 visualization software delivers powerful new rendering toolsets, accelerated iterative workflows, and enhanced interoperability to increase productivity. Additional new or updated 2012 Autodesk AEC products announced include Autodesk Buzzsaw 2012, Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2012, and Autodesk Constructware 2012.