Autodesk has just announced two initiatives to help engineers and planners leverage Business Information Modeling (BIM) in their infrastructure designs.
AutoCAD Utility Design 2012
Autodesk moves BIM into the electrical distribution design space with this awesome new application. The software is designed to help planning and engineering of electrical utilities, both overhead and underground. The features include templates and municipal standards, engineering analysis, and integrated documentation and work management.
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Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012
This conceptual design software helps civil planners and engineers evaluate proposed improvements for transportation, land, water, and energy improvements. The package incorporates 2D CAD, GIS, BIM, and raster data, including Civil 3D and Map 3D designs. 3D design environment over GIS datasets help develop and manage design alternatives. Image creation and video capture are included as part of the communication platform.