Posted by: Brian Albright in Design, New Products April 1, 2014
Autodesk announced the release of the new Autodesk 2015 Design Suites, which are more tightly integrated with Autodesk cloud services.
Each Autodesk 2015 Design Suite includes AutoCAD 2015. Additionally, Autodesk subscription offers customers even more flexible ways to access the tools.
“The Autodesk portfolio now has something for everyone involved in making products and projects come to life, in addition to designers and engineers,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of platform products, Autodesk. “Users will notice a difference in how much easier it is to get their work done with the Autodesk 2015 Design Suites.”
AutoCAD now offers a refined visual interface, better point cloud support, and easier ways to work with online maps and other geographic location information. The Factory Design Suite now includes easier moves from 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D factory layouts with streamlined transitions from legacy workflows; point cloud support for “as is” facility capture; extended use of Factory Design data; and enhancements to the Factory Design Mobile app.
The Plant Design Suite includes enhancements to AutoCAD Plant 3D software, including center of gravity, bill of materials (BOM), fixed length pipe modeling, piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID), and isometric improvements.
According to the company, customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction and infrastructure markets will experience productivity improvements through one-click access to BIM 360, cloud-based building information modeling (BIM) software for collaboration and management of construction projects. Autodesk InfraWorks 360 , which offers civil engineers additional cloud services for collaboration and analysis at the early stages of infrastructure design, includes an updated user interface, support for more data formats, enhancements to Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 and a new application Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360.
The Design Suites for these fields also feature full integration of the Autodesk 360 Rendering service.