Autodesk Ships 2009 BIM Product Line

15 Apr, 2008

Company announces shipment of the 2009 releases of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Autodesk NavisWorks.

Autodesk announced that it is now shipping the 2009 versions of the company's software solutions for building information modeling (BIM). These solutions include Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Autodesk NavisWorks.

Autodesk also announced shipment of Autodesk Design Review. Fully integrated with the Revit platform for BIM and AutoCAD Civil 3D, the software reportedly provides an all-digital way to share, review, mark up, and measure models created within the BIM process.

Revit Architecture 2009 includes new sustainable design and energy analysis capabilities. A new Mental Ray rendering engine reportedly includes improved visualization functionality and enhanced speed.

Revit Structure 2009 features greater modeling and documentation capabilities. The AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite now includes AutoCAD Structural Detailing, enabling steel and reinforced concrete detailing and shop drawings, as well as formwork drawings. Revit MEP 2009 provides users with enhanced tools for building performance analysis.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 facilitates the use of BIM for civil engineering, from surveying and design through to documentation submittal and the delivery of 3D models for GPS machine control during construction, the company states. Features include a storm water hydraulics and hydrology solution for storm sewer design, watershed analysis, detention-pond modeling, and culvert analysis; survey functionality that allows users to directly import raw data; and criteria-based road design that follows local design requirements such as stopping and passing sight and headlight distances.

Autodesk NavisWorks 2009 (Autodesk NavisWorks Review, Autodesk NavisWorks Manage, Autodesk NavisWorks Simulate, and Autodesk NavisWorks Freedom) enables the coordination, collaboration, and project sequencing for design and construction projects. Users can aggregate design models and data from documents created on both Autodesk and non-Autodesk software applications and develop views of projects and analyze for clash detection.