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This morning I took a few minutes off from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Style creation and maintenance for the next Jump Platform products to see the Autodesk rollout webinar on two new Autodesk products with lots More Style. I'm not kidding about the styles either...

AIM Makes Projects Make More Sense

Aug 9. 2011 - Autodesk announced Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software for conceptual design and AutoCAD Utility Design 2012 software for electric utility design, two new additions to the Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure portfolio for planning, designing, building, and managing more sustainable infrastructure.

These two new products complement the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2012, to help industry professionals increase efficiency and remove waste from their processes.

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 (AIM) conceptual design software is the next generation of Autodesk® LandXplorer® Studio Professional software, designed to help civil engineering, transportation, and urban planning professionals create, evaluate, and communicate infrastructure proposals.
Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler can help drive stakeholder buy-in and inform decision making with visually rich proposals for transportation, land, water, or energy infrastructure projects.

I love this notable quotable about AIM...

“With Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, we were able to utilize preliminary design data and create and analyze a significant project presentation for a large hillside master plan project proposal in only two hours. That same process would have taken us two weeks or more using traditional practices”

AutoCAD Utility Design 2012

AutoCAD® Utility Design model-based software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution for overhead and underground electrical distribution network design and documentation. AutoCAD Utility Design is driven by standards that help to simplify design layout, improve infrastructure asset sizing and placement, determine material and cost, and automate delivery of the construction documentation—all in a familiar AutoCAD® software environment.

Read the official Autodesk press release

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