Autodesk Announces New Solutions and Partnerships to Help Owners Realize Potential of their Buildings
Following the launch of its Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 earlier this year, Autodesk has released new products that are designed to help professionals to reduce waste associated with overproduction, excess inventory, and task rework—all of which helps preserve project profits.
- Simplifying the construction production planning process with BIM 360 Plan anytime, anywhere – This new web service and mobile app provides real-time visibility into production planning commitments, thus replacing the manual process of entering data into spreadsheets to create weekly schedule updates, eliminates the time and effort required to distribute the information to project stakeholders, and enabling continuous improvement by tracking and reporting on key performance metrics.
- Supporting a more fluid and efficient BIM-connected computational design process with Dynamo Studio – This new product helps designers create visual logic to explore parametric conceptual designs and automate tasks within a standalone environment. As a standalone, untethered solution, Dynamo Studio helps to extend design into interoperable workflows for documentation, fabrication, coordination, simulation and analysis to rapidly test and iterate designs to discover more options in less time.
- A game-changing “mobile first” solution that helps dramatically improve the handover experience with the Autodesk Building Ops app – This web and mobile maintenance and asset management solution places operations data collected during the BIM-based design and construction phases of a project into the hands of the team maintaining the building on day one. It also helps contractors better service warranty requests and reduce expenses from unmaintained equipment, and speeds adoption with a dashboard interface that offers focused and relevant, role-based information to technicians, managers, and occupants
On the partnerships front, Autodesk also announced that it is working with Leica Geosystems to streamline workflows, simplify layouts and make accessing data easier for its customers.
The collaboration between the two companies will see them providing BIM-to-field layout and reality capture solutions, enabling Autodesk users to leverage data from Leica sensors directly within Autodesk authoring tools. Multiple technology integrations are being explored and will roll out over time to benefit customers in laser scanning, building construction layout and related industries.
The following integrations will soon be available:
- Simplifying BIM-to-Field Layout – Users of Autodesk BIM software, including AutoCAD, Autodesk Revitand Autodesk Navisworks, can conduct BIM-based as-builting and quality assurance in the field using the Autodesk BIM 360 Layout iPad app, which communicates directly with Leica iCON robot 50 robotic total stations. The ability to control the full-featured robotic total station through the iPad app provides accurate layout and makes as-builting of points faster and easier.
- Streamlining Reality Capture Workflows – New hardware and software integrations will make viewing and accessing 3D data faster and easier. Users will be able to import native point cloud data from the Leica ScanStation P16 laser scanner directly into Autodesk ReCapfor a streamlined, simplified workflow that makes it easier for new users to reap the benefits of 3D data capture.
“Leica Geosystems is a recognized leader in quality measurement solutions,” said Amar Hanspal, Autodesk Senior Vice President, Information Modeling & Platform Group. “By pairing these solutions with Autodesk’s industry-leading software packages for CAD and BIM, customers will have easy access to accurate, high-quality data at every stage of construction, which provides benefits to all stakeholders. It’s an exciting time to be in the AEC market.”
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