Autodesk introduces new software to increase construction sites productivity

22 August 2013 (Last Updated August 22nd, 2013 18:30)

US-based software company Autodesk has introduced a new application called Autodesk Point Layout which has been designed to increase accuracy and productivity at construction sites.

Autodesk Point Layout

US-based software company Autodesk has introduced a new application called Autodesk Point Layout, which has been designed to increase accuracy and productivity at construction sites.

Autodesk claims the new software enables construction professionals to use BIM coordinate information in the field and deliver layout installation, and QA/QC faster and more accurately.

Autodesk said the new software will help contractors find building components and drive point data to robotic total station hardware systems.

Point Layout will automatically create points from BIM and CAD models within Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Navisworks software.

The application can help construction professionals to directly export/import from Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, or Autodesk Navisworks Manage for creation of as-built models.

The software improves field accuracy and productivity by eliminating error-prone manual layout techniques.

The company said that the software can help improve productivity on site when combined with the cloud-based BIM 360 field management platform.

Autodesk senior vice president of information modeling and platform products group Amar Hanspal said BIM continues to transform the building industry in new and important ways.

"Connecting the digital model to the physical site is a key step in achieving efficiency and accuracy on the job site and across all aspects of the project," Hanspal said.

"Autodesk Point Layout is a big step in advancing that effort. More broadly, it’s part of Autodesk’s expansive arsenal of tools to extend BIM and its productivity gains into all parts of the workflow, including construction."

Autodesk has acquired the technology assets of Get The Point to expand its Building Information Modeling (BIM) construction solutions portfolio.

Autodesk noted that customers using the technology on which its new software is based have reported significant savings in layout time and cost.


Image: Creating layout points within drawings and models authored in AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks. Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire.