Autodesk has launched its new Design and Creation Suites, which include new reality capture software and services that more easily incorporate both laser scans and digital photographs of the physical world into the 3D design and engineering process.
Suites customers on Autodesk subscription will also have access to select Autodesk 360 cloud services that extend designers and engineers' workflows to explore more design alternatives, collaborate more effectively and experience greater mobility, the company says. Subscription customers now can purchase additional cloud capacity as well.
The full family of software includes AutoCAD Design Suite, Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, Autodesk Plant Design Suite, and Autodesk Product Design Suite.
A key addition is Autodesk ReCap, a family of new reality capture software and cloud services that simplify the process of creating intelligent 3D data of physical objects and environments using laser scans and photos. Designers and engineers can add, modify, validate and document their design process in context, the company says.
Suites containing Autodesk Revit products and Autodesk AutoCAD software enjoy tighter interoperability, so when it is time to import forms from AutoCAD into Revit products, the forms retain much greater integrity, or when it is time to output drawings in AutoCAD, users can generate 2D documentation within Revit products.
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014 and Autodesk Building Design Suite 2014 include Autodesk InfraWorks software and Autodesk InfraWorks 360 cloud services. These new tools help accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) and cloud-based workflows for the planning, design, construction and management of civil infrastructure projects.
The 2014 Suites come in standard, premium or ultimate editions.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.