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2012 software for Infratructure
Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has announced its 2012 portfolio of software, with the updated portfolio supporting the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process offering comprehensive software solutions to help engineers, planners, contractors, facility managers and owners in the infrastructure industry meet today's business challenges.
In addition to new and updated software products, Autodesk announced a new design suite for infrastructure professionals.
"The value that Autodesk BIM solutions bring to the industry begins with the information in Building Information Modelling," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice president, AEC Solutions Division, Autodesk.
"BIM 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."
BIM is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight for creating and managing infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact.
Autodesk BIM solutions for the infrastructure lifecycle are based on intelligent models created with AutoCAD Civil 3D software for civil engineering design and AutoCAD Map 3D software for infrastructure planning.
Helping to expand the benefits of BIM is a powerful set of complementary solutions, including Autodesk Navisworks and Autodesk 3ds Max Design to visualise and simulate projects virtually, and AutoCAD software for documentation and professional drafting. Autodesk Vault Collaboration helps project teams manage and track digital models; secure, organise and access project documentation; and facilitate team collaboration.
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's 2012 software products for transportation, water, land and energy infrastructure projects help civil engineering professionals deliver more innovative project solutions by enabling BIM processes. New or updated products include:
- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 helps civil engineering teams deliver more innovative project solutions. It includes transportation design enhancements that help speed corridor modeling and provide more control over roadway alignment layout. Extended visualisation and analysis capabilities, such as the inclusion of Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2012 software, help civil engineers more efficiently explore design options and better analyze project performance.
- AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 now offers comprehensive, customizable industry models (previously only available in Autodesk Topobase Client) for the gas, water, wastewater and electric industries. The models provide structure to complex data, help users enforce quality standards, and improve the value of information for planning and managing infrastructure assets. In addition, users now have direct access to Esri ArcGIS personal and file-based geodatabases, in addition to ArcSDE geodatabases.
- New Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2012 delivers all the features and functionality of the Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web products, and adds a new mobile viewer extension and GeoREST extension.