PR – Latest Applications Improve the Design and Management of Infrastructure Projects: AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Raster Design 2010, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, and Autodesk Topobase 2010 software.
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced new Infrastructure Modelling software products, which help users in utilities, telecommunications organisations and government agencies improve the design and management of their infrastructure. Autodesk’s portfolio of products – including AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Raster Design 2010, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, and Autodesk Topobase 2010 – provide users with an intelligent and comprehensive solution for designing, visualising, simulating and analysing infrastructure assets and development plans.
In a recent live webcast, Jay Bhatt, Autodesk senior vice president for AEC Solutions, addressed technology’s critical role in the design and management of infrastructure. By using Autodesk Infrastructure Modelling technologies, customers can now aggregate multiple sources of data from CAD, GIS and 3D modelling systems—allowing them to help improve the design of new systems and manage already constructed infrastructure more efficiently.
“Infrastructure Modelling helps professionals build an integrated digital model and make better, faster decisions, whether they are designing smart electric utility grids, planning city projects, or managing complex telecommunications networks,” said Bhatt. “Because Autodesk provides both design and asset management solutions, it is uniquely positioned to support the entire Infrastructure Modelling process.”
World-Class Design, Mapping, Data Aggregation and Asset Management Tools
Autodesk’s Infrastructure Modelling software products provide users with world class design, mapping, data aggregation and management tools they need across the infrastructure design and management workflow. Today, Autodesk announced new versions of the following products:
AutoCAD Map 3D 2010
AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 software is a leading engineering solution for creating and managing spatial data. Using open-source Feature Data Object (FDO) data access technology, AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 software provides direct access to the leading data formats used in design and GIS and enables the use of AutoCAD software tools for maintaining a broad variety of spatial information. For the Infrastructure Modelling process, AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 brings together geospatial, civil engineering, and utility network data into a common CAD environment. New features in AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 include :
focuses on asset data collection and mapping. This functionality helps users organise, manage, and integrate their field collected data within the AutoCAD Map 3D environment.
analytical capabilities of AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 geospatial software. Users can compare or combine FDO-connected data stores for improved decision making.
AutoCAD Raster Design 2010
AutoCAD Raster Design 2010 software extends the power of AutoCAD software and AutoCAD-based products by enabling engineers and designers to use scanned paper drawings, maps, satellite images, aerial photos, and similar digital imagery within their design projects. With this tool, designers can easily turn scanned designs into digital CAD data that can be incorporated into infrastructure models. AutoCAD Raster Design 2010 includes the following new features:
Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010
Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010 software is a powerful mapping platform for delivering CAD and GIS information quickly, easily, and cost-effectively via the web. It helps to maximise the value of design and spatial data by enabling information sharing with customers and internal teams, as well as integrating with enterprise applications. Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010 offers improved performance, raster reprojection capability and new FDO providers for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and GE Energy Smallworld. In addition, Autodesk MapGuide Studio 2010, the authoring environment for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, will be offered free to Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise subscription customers.
Autodesk Topobase 2010
Autodesk Topobase 2010 infrastructure model management software provides a single source of accurate network information for maintenance, planning, reporting, and integration into asset management and operational systems. Built on AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide software, Topobase is an open solution with industry-specific workflows that helps customers reduce backlogs, enhance data quality and improve operational efficiency. New features in Topobase 2010 include simplified underground asset profile creation tools; enhanced reporting and charting capabilities; improved Web performance; and easier and greater control over user access.
Product availability will vary by country. Details and purchasing options will be accessible starting March 24, 2009, at: www.autodesk.com/purchaseoptions. To view an archive of Autodesk’s virtual press conference, visit http://www.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/?event_id=f214991cb2ccca606bff6b81378b2792&portal_id=e8d6b2435410f82d299c3ce1bae6f1f3
Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualise, simulate and analyse real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.