Autodesk announced additions to the AEC Collection software portfolio that support the Revit-based workflows for building and infrastructure projects, from planning and design through preconstruction.
Last year Autodesk launched the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Collection as a way for users to access a set of integrated BIM software tools needed for projects. With a collection including Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Navisworks Manage, and 3ds Max, Autodesk said it provided a core set of essential tools needed to make any building or infrastructure project, large or small.
The new AEC Collection includes Revit Live, which allows users to visualize Revit models by turning them into immersive visual experiences. Designs can be taken into a virtual reality environment in just two mouse clicks.
Also included is analysis and computational design software. Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Structural Bridge Design work with Revit to extend capabilities to perform structural analysis for any structure. And, users can now access the Dynamo Studio standalone programming environment to help solve challenges faster by automating workflows that drive the geometry and behavior of design models.
Finally, the AEC Collection now extends capabilities from design to fabrication. Interoperable with Revit and Navisworks, Autodesk added Advance Steel and Fabrication CADmep to the Collection so users can conceive, model, and fabricate better MEP and structural steel systems on an integrated platform.
To get a feel for how the tools in the Collection can impact projects, check out what the Italian design and engineering firm Open Project did for Bulgari’s new factory in Valenza, Italy.