The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection now includes tools that extend Revit models for virtual reality, fabrication, computational design, and analysis, supporting BIM processes from planning and design through preconstruction.
This is great news for our Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection (AEC Collection) subscribers. Autodesk have introduced some great new additions to the collection to support the emerging practices of Building Information Modeling and Revit based workflows for building and infrastructure projects. The collection now provides tools for your entire workflow from planning and design through to pre-construction. Combining the collection with Autodesk BIM 360 tools and Redstack's Facilities management solutions, we can set you up with an entire workflow all the way from concept design through construction and into facilities management, utilising BIM tools and processes throughout the journey.
Before highlighting the new additions, lets take a look at the motivation behind the changes and how things have progressed since launching the Autodesk AEC Collection in 2016.
A Year in Perspective
Last year Autodesk addressed a range of challenges by launching the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection as an improved method of accessing the software you need and use on your projects. The intention was to deliver a powerful set of integrated tools that would cover an entire BIM workflow for projects today, and equip users with the tools they would need for the future of building and design. The Collection was launched with AutoCAD, Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Navisworks Manage, 3ds Max, InfraWorks 360 and more, providing a complete set of essential tools to suit any small or large building or infrastructure project.
Motivation Behind The Big Inclusions
The size and complexity of projects is increasing rapidly as we continue to push the boundaries with creative and innovative architecture. We also have increasing adoption of BIM and rapidly evolving technology creating new possibilities in architecture, buildling and construction. Keeping up with the pace of change and the cost of new technologies can be a challenge. Autodesk also recognise that tools like visualisation, analysis and fabrication are no longer just nice to have, they are now required tools for architecture, engineering and construction projects and are essential parts of a BIM workflow.
In response to the evolving market, Autodesk have expanded the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection with additional tools, extending the capabilities of the Collection through to preconstruction. With these additions coming at no additional cost, it is now easier and more cost effective than ever before to access and implement the powerful BIM tools and implement an entire BIM workflow, working wherever and whenever you need to.
With Revit Live you can visualise your Revit models by turning them into immersive visual experiences. With just two mouse clicks you can take your Revit designs into a virtual reality environment.
Robot Structural Analysis and Structural Bridge Design
This industry leading analysis and computational design software is now a standard inclusion with the collection. Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Structural Bridge Design work with Revit to extend your capabilities to perform structural analysis for any structure.
The Collection now gives you access the Dynamo Studio standalone programming environment to help solve your challenges faster by automating workflows that drive the geometry and behavior of your design models.
Advance Steel and Fabrication CADmep
The AEC Collection now delivers capability from design right through fabrication. Interoperable with both Revit and Navisworks, Advance Steel and Fabrication CADmep are now included in the Collection so you can conceive, model and fabricate MEP and structural steel systems on an integrated platform all from the one Collection.
To get a better understanding of how the tools in the Collection can add value to your projects, see what the Italian design and engineering firm Open Project did for Bulgari’s new factory in Valenza, Italy.
This is a great example of an Autodesk customer taking BIM workflows to the next level and using integrated software to leverage their models for visualisation, fabrication, and multidiscipline coordination. The results speak for themselves.
More Information and Subscription Options
See a full list of included software, find pricing and subscribe today at store.redstack.com.au
If you are an existing subscriber, simply log into your Autodesk Account to access the new additions to your AEC Collection today.
For more information contact Redstack on 1300 667 263.