Autodesk Announces Updated BIM Software for Greener Building Design

Autodesk Announces Updated BIM Software for Greener Building Design

Next month Autodesk with begin releasing new versions of its software products that support building information modeling (BIM), a design process that looks at a building’s life cycle and can help designers and others see how a building will use resources before it’s built.

The new versions are designed to further increase industry adoption of BIM, a process that previous software updates supported with better modeling of water use and energy analysis capabilities.

BIM allows uses to visualize, simulate and analyze how a building will perform, appear and cost, whether it’s built from new or being renovated.

"The 2010 versions of our software continue to deliver on the promise of BIM by further bridging communication between extended design and construction teams,” said Jay Bhatt, Autodesk senior vice president for architecture, engineering and construction solutions. “These powerful tools will help our customers more efficiently and productively solve their design and construction challenges and do so with reduced environmental impact."

Autodesk’s  suite of updated products includes Revit Architecture 2010, Revit Structure 2010, Revit MEP 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and Autodesk Navisworks 2010.

Details of product availability will be available starting March 24.