Virtual Reality, Fabrication and other capabilities come to Autodesk's AEC Collection at no additional cost
Staff Writer By: Vikram Dutt, Autodesk
We have some exciting news for our Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection subscribers. Starting today, we've made some significant additions to the AEC Collection software portfolio that support the next generation of BIM--and Revit-based--workflows for building and infrastructure projects from planning and design through preconstruction.
Before I highlight each new addition, I want to say a few words about the motivation behind this change, and where we've come since launching the AEC Collection a year ago.
A Year in Perspective
Motivation Behind Today's Big News
We Heard You!
In the new Collection, you'll find Revit Live. Revit Live allows you to visualize your Revit models by turning them into immersive visual experiences. You can even take your designs into a virtual reality environment--in just two clicks of your mouse.
Also included is world-class analysis and computational design software. Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Structural Bridge Design work with Revit to extend your capabilities to perform structural analysis for any structure. And, you can now access the Dynamo Studio stand-alone programming environment to help solve challenges faster by automating workflows that drive the geometry and behavior of your design models.
Finally, the AEC Collection now extends capabilities from design to fabrication. Interoperable with Revit and Navisworks, we've added Advance Steel and Fabrication CADmep to the Collection so you can conceive, model and fabricate better MEP and structural steel systems on an integrated platform.
If you want to get a feel for how the tools in the Collection can impact your projects, check out what the Italian design and engineering firm Open Project did for Bulgari's new factory in Valenza, Italy.
This is a great example of how Autodesk's customers are taking BIM workflows to the next level and using integrated software to leverage their models for visualization, fabrication, and multi-discipline coordination--with stunning results.
And finally, if you're a subscriber already, simply log into your My Account page to access the new software I've described here, and start trying out the new workflows that the Collection supports.
I hope you enjoy exploring and adopting the new capabilities that the AEC Collection makes possible, and I can't wait to hear about and see the exciting and innovative projects you'll be designing and building tomorrow.