Today, BIM (building information modeling) is a significant team effort, comprising multiple players, globalization, and on-demand needs and tools. And increasingly, government agencies and private sector customers around the world are mandating the use of a BIM process.

Technology solutions support a collaboration process in more ways than ever before, with expanded cloud services and flexible ways to license software.

For example, Autodesk, www.autodesk.com, San Rafael, Calif., recently launched the Autodesk 2016 software portfolio of design, engineering, and construction solutions to help drive the industry’s business transformation to BIM.

The 2016 suites for buildings and civil infrastructure projects provide a range of improvements and new capabilities for Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, and Autodesk Plant Design Suite.

Autodesk’s Suites for architects, engineers, and contractors provide the software and cloud-enhanced services needed for BIM projects, allowing firms that have adopted BIM to remain competitive and those seeking to move to BIM the flexibility to transition with greater ease.

New features available in all Autodesk 2016 Design Suites are ability to attach and view Navisworks models directly inside AutoCAD software, referencing the Navisworks model during the design process to avoid potential design clashes, improvements to the drawing canvas in AutoCAD 2016 dramatically improves the visual accuracy seen on screen, and enhancements to PDF export performance, and usability improves their use in communication with stakeholders.

Autodesk is making move to improve the BIM process. This most recent release is just one example of how the company continues to move BIM forward.

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