Autodesk recently released its 2016 software portfolio of design, engineering, and construction products.
The 2016 suites for buildings and civil infrastructure projects are the Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite and Autodesk Plant Design Suite.
ReCap in Design
The biggest change is that each design suite now includes Autodesk ReCap, a laser scanning and large image processing program that allows project teams to capture existing conditions and directly import them into a 3D model.
The Revit Building Information Modeling platform also has new rendering engines. The “Mental Ray” rendering engine that has been used since Revit 2008 has been replaced by Autodesk Raytracer and Rapid RT in the 2016 version. This can mean, in some cases, a leap from 2 hours for a detailed rendering to 3 minutes.
All of the designs suites are used by architecture, engineering and construction professionals to deliver better projects.