Autodesk has added new tools to its architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) collection that will help users with evolving and expanding BIM workflows.
The additional tools continue to expand the product offering into emerging BIM technologies and workflows such as virtual reality, fabrication, computational design and analysis.
BIM software solutions continue to progress at a rapid pace. They have become more powerful and at times can seem daunting if lacking the budget to acquire the new tools or time to train on them.
These new tools launched by Autodesk are free and add to the initial core collection of Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Navisworks Manage and 3ds Max.
The move was aimed at not only giving customers the tools needed for their projects today, but tools they could use as BIM workflows evolved.
“I’ve personally had the opportunity to see many of the building and infrastructure projects our customers are working on, and I’ve been impressed by the complexity, size and ingenuity of what is being designed and built today,” Vikram Dutt, senior director, building business line of Autodesk, said.
“Even in the most innovative firms, a common pain point I hear from our customers is that with technology changing so rapidly, it’s expensive to try new software. Specifically, you’ve told us loud and clear that visualisation, analysis and fabrication capabilities have moved from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have’ – to implement the BIM workflows you need to stay competitive.”