Nov 17, 2020 – Autodesk announces significant upgrades to the Autodesk Construction Cloud.
Autodesk, Inc. officially announced at Autodesk University 2020 a significant upgrade and changes to future Autodesk Construction Cloud product offerings to be released before the close of Autodesk fiscal year end – January 31, 2021.
The New Autodesk Construction Cloud
The Autodesk Construction Cloud will soon include a new set of products for that further connect data, workflows and teams throughout the entire building lifecycle, from design to operations. Built on a unified Autodesk Cloud platform and common Open data environment.
Links to the appropriate product details are included.
Autodesk Build delivers a connected set of field execution and project management tools for builders in a single platform that is easy to deploy, adopt and use, while ensuring information sharing and workflows are performed in a tightly-controlled and highly-configurable environment.
By capitalizing on best-in-class features of BIM 360 and PlanGrid while also delivering new functionality, Autodesk Build is integrated with data from all other construction workflows so teams can handle workflows such as project management, quality, safety, cost and project closeout with a single log-in. Autodesk Build establishes a single source of truth for the entire team to minimize miscommunication and mitigate project risk, while standardized data collection for every project enables leaders to make data-driven decisions.
Autodesk Build also enables real-time collaboration between teams in the field and the office with the PlanGrid Build mobile app. With capabilities such RFI creation and issue tracking, and up-to-date drawings and markups, PlanGrid Build ensures changes are immediately available to reduce miscommunication, errors and rework.
Autodesk Quantify is a comprehensive quantification solution for estimating teams that enables both 2D and 3D takeoffs in one cloud-based tool.
With Autodesk Quantify, estimators can quickly and accurately quantify elements from both 2D plans and 3D models and manage these elements alongside subsequent documents in a single environment. With all data in a centralized project location, teams can increase transparency and collaboration on their estimates and reduce risk for faster and more competitive bidding.
Autodesk BIM Collaborate
Autodesk BIM Collaborate brings design collaboration, model coordination and document management to Autodesk Construction Cloud to reduce rework, improve productivity, and accelerate project delivery. Built upon the unified platform, Autodesk BIM Collaborate empowers project teams to align and execute on design intent and constructability by managing the entire design collaboration and coordination workflow within a single, cloud-based solution in a common data environment. Features such as project timeline, aggregated model viewing and change review provide design teams with deep insights into the real-time status of the design phase and help quickly contextualize changes, while model coordination capabilities like clash detection and issues management ensure the highest quality designs are delivered to the field. A BIM Collaborate Pro option will also offer users Revit Cloud Worksharing, Collaboration for Civil 3D and Collaboration for Plant 3D.
The new products will empower general contractors, specialty trades, designers and owners to drive better business outcomes. Construction teams will have a comprehensive construction management platform with all data in one central location to simplify collaboration, proactively anticipate project changes and provide data-driven guidance for organizational improvement.
The new Cloud products are is reinforced by the following Autodesk Construction Cloud offerings.
Underpins the common data environment for every unified product with centralized document management, providing users with seamless navigation and integrated workflows to create a single source of truth across the project lifecycle.
Autodesk Docs will also be added to the AEC Collection subscription.
Delivers analytics from the data collected and analyzed, as well as the ability to export that data; encompasses Construction IQ artificial intelligence to identify and mitigate risk.
Provides centralized user management and permissioning, templates and other tools for project setup, as well as a single authentication method for any unified product.