We see BIM transforming how teams collaborate and build their projects. This includes projects designed with reinforced concrete. This transformation is driving Autodesk’s strategy to supply a more BIM centric workflow that supports an end-to-end solution.
As a result, we see the need to accelerate the development of a next generation of concrete software. We believe this is important. We are heavily investing in BIM centric workflows for concrete. This investment includes Autodesk’s acquisition of Graitec’s Advance Concrete technology in Oct 2013. This acquisition moves Autodesk deeper into bridging the gap between design and construction for reinforced concrete.
As we develop these new workflows together with customers, there is a lot that customers can do today to connect their concrete workflows to BIM. Investing in what is possible today helps our customers prepare to be more competitive for tomorrow.
You can expect increased communication on developments around rebar, formwork and precast workflows. We will be sharing examples and ways that customers can continue to use their existing workflows while establishing new more BIM-centric workflows for the future.