Autodesk’s New Design Tools Geared to Boost Competitive Advantage of PH Building Industries
Deeper integration with cloud services, usability enhancements and flexible subscription options help AEC and infrastructure professionals meet growing global demand for BIM-based projects
With the continuous growth of the Philippines’ building industries, which cover architecture, engineering and construction services, 3D design solutions provider, Autodesk, recently announced its 2016 software portfolio of design, engineering and construction solutions to help drive the industry’s business transformation towards strengthened competitive advantage and creative edge in the local and global market.
The Autodesk 2016 solutions for buildings and civil infrastructure projects offer a host of improvements and new capabilities for Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite and Autodesk Plant Design Suite. Autodesk’s Suites for architects, engineers and contractors offer the software and cloud-enhanced services needed for Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects, allowing firms who have adopted BIM to be competitive, and those seeking to move to BIM the flexibility to transition with greater ease.
“The driving force behind the Autodesk 2016 Suites is to accelerate how the built environment is designed and made,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Information Modeling & Platform Products Group (IPG), Autodesk. “Projects today are massive team efforts, with players coming and going, often in dispersed geographies, and requiring different tools on an on-demand basis. Our 2016 solutions support a collaborative process in more ways than ever before, with expanded cloud services and flexible ways to license our software. It’s all about supporting a highly adaptive, multi-discipline and dynamic environment by providing the right resources when and where customers need them.”
Autodesk Philippines Country Manager Teddy D. Tiu, also shared how the arrival of Autodesk’s 2016 design solutions for building industries is timely for local practitioners. “The Philippine Constructors Association has projected the industry to reach P1.2 trillion this year, and if you couple that with the country’s stellar economic performance, design professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction can now raise the level of their workflow efficiency, creative edge and competitive advantage locally and abroad with the latest roster of design tools from Autodesk.”
Autodesk’s roster of 2016 design solutions include AutoCAD 2016, which has enhanced features specifically for the construction industry to help make it easier to coordinate, extract as-built information, and document designs. Autodesk ReCap 2016, on the other hand, helps integrate captured data from laser scans or photos into the design process. This enables architects, engineers and contractors working on renovation projects to design in context and deliver high quality reports, drawings, 3D models and visualizations based on existing conditions. For infrastructure projects, ReCap can be used during the design process to visualize current project progress captured via laser scans or photos to help improve accuracy and reduce risk and errors by providing project stakeholders with vital information at the early design stage.
The Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 portfolio of interoperable design software, supporting Building Information Modeling (BIM), and CAD-based workflows, helps architecture, MEP and structural engineering, and construction professionals design, simulate, visualize, and construct better buildings. The suite includes Autodesk Revit 2016, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Manage 2016, and Autodesk 3ds Max 2016.
Moreover, the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 helps civil infrastructure professionals meet these challenges with its comprehensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure software solution that combines intelligent, model-based tools and connected workflows to help users gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight throughout the project execution and lifecycle of transportation, land, and water projects. Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 features enhanced workflows between preliminary engineering and the detailed design phases, better collaboration with extended data exchange capabilities, enhanced project organization tools, and improved software coordination with consistent user interfaces. With Infrastructure Design Suite, the effective use of model-based design, analysis, simulation, and visualization helps design teams overcome complex design challenges and use resources more efficiently, resulting in faster, more informed decision making, and greater material, cost and schedule savings.
Lastly, Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2016 provides intelligent 3D modeling documentation and review software. To meet the growing demands of the industry and the need for designers and engineers to work together across geographically dispersed teams, the Plant Design Suite 2016 provides tools to support multi-discipline workflows and collaboration. With integrated design and documentation tools, as well as enhanced workflows with data management solutions, Plant Design Suite 2016 allows designers and engineers to efficiently design, collaborate and deliver on projects.
Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 and Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2016 availability and related cloud services vary by country. See details and purchasing options at http://www.autodesk.com/subscription.
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