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Autodesk Expands BIM Portfolio with Product Updates, Acquisitions; Amar Hanspal Comments

Autodesk Expands BIM Portfolio with Product Updates, Acquisitions; Amar Hanspal Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Amar Hanspal headshot AutodeskAutodesk has announced a new update to its product portfolio for construction, engineering and architecture as the company seeks to meet the demands of the information modeling industry.

The updates revealed at the Autodesk University 2013 user conference in Las Vegas this week seek to complement the full lifecycle of an infrastructure project from concept to execution, Autodesk said Wednesday.

Among the highlights is an Autodesk Dynamo that is now integrated with Autodesk DesignScript, aiming to help building designers with computational design.

The company also unveiled a web-based version of the Autodesk FormIt collaboration tool.

Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior vice president of information modeling and platform products, said the upgrades are intended to equip professionals with the tools that can validate their design.

“Autodesk is helping to drive higher levels of productivity into the building design, infrastructure and construction industries both in the office as well as in the field with our expanding desktop, cloud and mobile portfolio,” he added.

The company also announced closing two new acquisitions, CAD/CAE software maker Graitec's Advance Steel and Advance Concrete product lines and U.K.-based analytical software firm Azalient's traffic analysis technology and other assets.

New products are also in the offing, including a BIM program for structural bridge design following Autodesk's acquisition of the Sam suite of modules from Bestech Systems.

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