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Autodesk adds collaboration tool for building and infrastructure components

3 November 2019

Autodesk is claiming to be offering the first tool to enable teams of designers, engineers and contractors to collaborate on complex projects with both new building and infrastructure components in a single connected cloud platform.

Collaboration for Civil 3D, now included with a BIM 360 Design subscription, allows subscribers to work collaboratively with project partners, including architects, engineers and contractors, at any time and from anywhere, regardless of team locations and disciplines.

With the existing Revit Cloud Worksharing capabilities and the addition of Collaboration for Civil 3D to the same platform, designing airports, rail stations and other complex projects with vertical and horizontal structures is now simpler and more efficient.

Not only can customers collaborate using streamlined workflows on a unified platform, they can also perform their day-to-day data management activities in the same place.

Collaboration for Civil 3D is now included with a BIM 360 Design subscription

“Complex projects often require similarly complex teams spread across offices, multiple companies, and perhaps across time zones, and include both horizontal and vertical features,” said Nicolas Mangon, vice president, Autodesk AEC Business Strategy and Marketing.

“Adding Civil 3D to BIM 360 Design responds to the cross-discipline challenges our customers are facing on projects which include building and infrastructure features. Autodesk strives to meet our customers’ changing needs, and this is a major shift in how they will be able to get their work done and hopefully win more business.

“The 2018 launch of BIM 360 Design for Revit brought Autodesk customers a compelling new way to work on Revit building design projects by allowing them to collaborate in real-time and co-author Revit models, and then connect design data downstream to the jobsite because all project information is centralised on the BIM 360 project delivery platform. Customers are already experiencing extraordinary return on investment using BIM 360 Design for Revit,” he added.