|[March 27, 2014]
New Autodesk 2015 Design Suites Drive Unsurpassed Value for Subscribers
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the release of the new Autodesk (News - Alert)
2015 Design Suites, which are more tightly integrated with Autodesk
cloud services than ever before - offering customers the ability to
collaborate, simulate, analyze and more, many with just one click from
within the suite.
Each Autodesk 2015 Design Suite includes AutoCAD
2015, the most advanced AutoCAD yet. A new interface and enhanced
productivity tools enable customers to experience a new standard in
design and documentation. Additionally, Autodesk
Subscription offers customers even more convenient, flexible ways to
access the tools they need, when they need them, to help grow their
business.�Autodesk subscription connects customers with software
updates, services and support that help get the most out of their
investment in Autodesk software now and in the future.
"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."
Productivity-Boosting Enhancements for All Suites
New features and functionality have been added to the 2015 family of
Autodesk Design Suites:
AutoCAD Design Suite offers a refined visual interface, better
point cloud support to bring the real world into the AutoCAD canvas,
and easier ways to work with online maps and other geographic location
Building Design Suite delivers better integration with BIM 360
cloud services, enhanced point cloud capabilities, and numerous
customer requested improvements for Autodesk Revit, including a new
sketchy lines feature, ability to include imagery in schedules,
enhanced hidden lines capability and more.
Factory Design Suite introduces 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 Factory
Design Mobile app.
Infrastructure Design Suite includes major enhancements to AutoCAD
Civil 3D software, including improved user interface, greater
flexibility for corridor modeling, more efficient creation of profiles
layouts, better production drafting, and simpler ways to create custom
Plant Design Suite rolls out significant 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.
Product Design Suite launches with exceptional modeling
capabilities, a new user experience, and workflow enhancements.
Actual features and functionality vary by edition (Standard, Premium,
Ultimate) of each suite. Visit the In
the Fold Autodesk blog for more in-depth details on the 2015 Design
Suites for Autodesk manufacturing, architecture, engineering and
construction, infrastructure and oil and gas industry customers.
Cloud Services Just a Click Away
Customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction and
infrastructure markets can expect to see significant 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, which uses the virtually infinite computing
power in the cloud to create high-resolution renderings efficiently.
Manufacturing industry customers gain easy access to new offerings such
Analysis 360, a cloud-based service that helps engineers and system
designers model, study, and optimize manufacturing processes. This
accessibility - combined with other feature enhancements and refinements
- removes the barriers to entry so that everyone can design and
engineer great products.
"One of my favorite features of the cloud services specifically is
access to Green Building Studio," said Andrew Watkins, associate
principal, Ayers Saint Gross Architects. "Architects are much more in
tune with doing energy analysis early on in the design process, so even
in the early concept stages we are able to analyze multiple versions of
our building design directly from Revit through the cloud and get
immediate data points back for making design decisions based on energy
usage through the life the building. That's been one of the best
benefits of the cloud for us."
It's Never Been Easier to Access Autodesk Software
Autodesk Subscription offers the most convenient, modern, and
flexible way for customers to purchase and access the software and
services that they need to grow their business, and new purchasing
options allow customers to choose the plan that best fits their current
project needs and budget.
"We like the subscription program with Autodesk because it provides
predictability and stability; it simplifies our licensing, and it gives
us a lot of flexibility," said Gene Evans, Autodesk subscription
administrator for Woolpert, a US-based design, geospatial and
infrastructure management firm. "In addition, upgrades on subscription
are pretty much a no-brainer. We budget a static sum every year, and
it's been easy to predict our costs, we can upgrade at any time,
whenever it works for us. Subscription also allows us to explore cloud
services and evaluate where they will benefit us as a company and make
better informed decisions. Subscription is the only way to go for us."
Autodesk Subscription customers gain access to the latest Autodesk
software releases and cloud services, technical support, and flexible
licensing rights from the following options:
Maintenance Subscription is the most cost effective way to
maintain and maximize long-term investment in purchased Autodesk
software and services.
Desktop Subscription offers pay-as-you-go plans.
Customers can choose from monthly, quarterly, and annual options for
using Autodesk Design and Creation Suites and select software products.
Cloud Service Subscription can have a dramatic effect on the way
customers work. A broad selection of cloud-based services offer access
to virtually infinite cloud computing power that significantly reduces
visualization and simulation processing times and frees up desktop
resources for greater productivity, mobility and collaboration.
AutoCAD 2015 showcases the biggest redesign in more than a decade,
and is included in all Autodesk Design Suites 2015.
Autodesk 2015 Design Suites will become available starting March 28,
2014. Availability varies by country. See details and purchasing options
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world.
Everyone--from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital
artists,�students and hobbyists--uses Autodesk software to unlock their
creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit�autodesk.com�or
Autodesk, AutoCAD, BIM 360 and Civil 3D are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates
in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names
or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the
right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and
pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for
typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.
© 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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