Autodesk to Upgrade the AEC Collection

Nov 17, 2020 – Autodesk announces significant upgrades Autodesk AEC Collection product

Autodesk, Inc. officially announced at Autodesk University 2020 a significant upgrade and changes to the future AEC Collection product and subscription. Autodesk will add cloud-enabled document management to the AEC Collection, as well as launching two new offerings for design content authors and reviewers.

A bring-your-own subscription model will allow project owners to invite other subscribers (internal or external to the company) to join a project. These new make it easy to store unlimited data in one platform and enabling design review and project analytics for the file types most used in the AEC industry.

The New Cloud Enabled AEC Collection

The AEC Collection product and subscription adds three new updates for Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) design customers. This is a notable cloud update to support Autodesk AEC Collection customers in fully transitioning to digital, remote collaboration workflows while continuing to work in the design products they use most.

These updates feature connections to BIM 360 and Autodesk Construction Cloud. Built on a unified platform and common data environment, Autodesk Construction Cloud products connect data, workflows and teams throughout the entire building lifecycle from design to operations.

The AEC Collection will include document management, as well as project dashboards and reports, through Autodesk Docs – built on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform.

Autodesk Docs

Autodesk Docs 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 BIM Collaborate

Autodesk BIM Collaborate allows for non-authoring collaborators, including project managers, owners, virtual design and construction specialists, and others. Built on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform, BIM Collaborate enables teams to align and execute on design intent and constructability within a cloud-based solution and common data environment.

See the Autodesk Construction Cloud Upgrades news post for details.

Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro

BIM 360 Design offering will become Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro. Customers will have access to model coordination and Insights and connections to the Autodesk Construction Cloud.

There’s more AEC Collection Cloud integration that Autodesk announced…

Autodesk Docs Extension for AutoCAD

Available today, the Autodesk Docs Extension for AutoCAD plug-in will allow CAD drawings to be published as a PDF directly from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs or BIM 360.