As a step towards better serving the demand for BIM-based workflows in the structural steel industry.Autodesk has become an Associate Member of the American Institute of Steel Construction.
"AISC is happy Autodesk has joined the Institute as an associate member,” said Scott Melnick, Vice President of AISC and Editor and Publisher of Modern Steel Construction, AISC. “Autodesk has a long history of developing design software that drives BIM workflows, and we're excited that they will be supporting AISC's efforts to advance and support the structural steel industry."
This new relationship aligns with Autodesk’s commitment to structural detailing and fabrication. In October 2013, Autodesk announced the acquisition of key technologies from Graitec, including Advance Steel. In April 2014, Autodesk released Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 software, a product specifically built for the intelligent detailing and fabrication of structural steel building elements.
Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 connects detailers and fabricators to a BIM workflow through intelligent modeling. Autodesk’s Through its relationship with the AISC, Autodesk intends to build on BIM processes within the structural steel industry and promote improved project delivery.
“Autodesk’s new relationship with AISC heightens our commitment to connecting BIM workflows from design to fabrication and into construction to better optimize the project cycle,” said Gary Wyatt, industry strategy manager at Autodesk.
Autodesk is already deeply involved with AISC’s Technology Initiatives such as the new “BIMsteel: Automating Steel Fabrication” initiative and “steelXML: A Better Way to Buy Steel” initiative. Autodesk hopes that by streamlining BIM workflows through improved connections between the designers, engineers, detailers, and fabricators of structural steel they can help develop overall industry productivity and efficiency.
To learn more about how Autodesk supports BIM interoperability initiatives, visit our Interoperability webpage.