April 14, 2015

infrastructure-design-suite-2016-badge-1024pxAutodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite is a comprehensive software solution that provides a BIM for Infrastructure workflow to help you gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight throughout the lifecycle of your transportation, land, utility, and water projects.
In the 2016 release, Infrastructure Design Suite sees many new updates.  Check out some of the updates here.

Infrastructure Design Suite – Standard

Autodesk® AutoCAD®  

autocad-2016-badge-1024pxAutoCAD received quite a phenomenal update with many requests fulfilled from the Autodesk User Group International Wish List.  We had to write a whole post on it to do it justice, see the details here.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D

AutoCAD® Map 3D software provides access to GIS and mapping data to support planning, design, and data management. Intelligent models and CAD tools help you to apply regional and discipline-specific standards. Integration of GIS data with your organization helps to improve quality, productivity, and asset management. We haven’t seen updates to this interface yet, and will keep you updated.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design

Raster Design has not been updated as far as we know.  We will update you if  we find that to be incorrect.

Autodesk® ReCap™

Autodesk ReCap streamlines your workflow by taking real world products and structures and turning them in 3D data that can be used with other Autodesk Products.  New enhancements:

•    New native laser scan imports
•    Advanced measurement tools
•    Advanced annotation and sync

And if you were interested in ReCap Pro (not included in the Suite) in the past, you may want to look again.  It has been renamed to ReCap 360 and now offers a new automatic scan-to-scan registration engine and more affordable pricing than that of ReCap Pro in the past.

Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis

Autodesk Storm & Sanitary Analysis, included with AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D, helps you access more accurate data to address growth and urbanization more efficiently and sustainably, support refurbishment and replacement of aging storm and sanitary sewer systems, and to address water conservation, water quality, and smart water initiatives. No updates have been reported and we will keep you up to date.


Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

Another one with a lot of updates is Navisworks.  You can find all the Navisworks updates here.

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite – Premium

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design

Autodesk AutoCAD Utility Design software combines design and documentation with rules-driven workflows and analysis for electrical distribution design. Improve design accuracy, analyze and optimize network designs for greater performance and reliability, and deliver more consistent and coordinated documentation.

autocad-civil-3d-2016-badge-256pxAutodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

The heart of the Infrastructure Design Suite, Civil 3D offers many new updates and enhancements in the 2016 release.  So many, we had to create it’s own post.  Check out more about ‘What’s New in Civil 3D?” post here, or join us on April 21 for a live, free webcast to see how to use what’s new.

Autodesk® 3ds Max®

3ds-max-2016-badge-256pxCinematic animation and near-photorealism – Autodesk 3ds Max  software provides architects, engineers, and visualization specialists with sophisticated 3D visualization tools that extend the BIM workflow with “push-button” cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation.  In 3ds Max 2016,  you get:

•    Tighter integration with Revit

o    Up to 10x faster import
o    Cleaner geometry

•    Improved instancing
•    Additional BIM data
•    Multiple cameras

Autodesk® Revit® Structure

Revit Structure shares it’s platform with Autodesk Revit.  See ‘What’s New In Revit 2016?’ here.

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite – Ultimate

Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage

Check out the ‘What’s New in Autodesk Navisworks 2016?’ post here.

Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional

Software to enable structural engineers to more efficiently perform advanced analysis on large and complex building structures.


Autodesk® Revit®

See our post on ‘What’s New in Autodesk Revit?’ here.

Subscription Benefits

Products and services available with Subscription on the Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate Suites:

  • InfraWorks® 360 LT
  • Bridge Module*
  • Geotechnical Module*civil3dwebcast
  • Rail Layout Module*
  • River and Flood Analysis Module* (Available only with the Ultimate edition)
  • Structural Analysis for Revit
  • Green Building Studio®

Want to learn more? Join us on April 21 to learn how to use the new features in Civil 3D and overview the updates to the rest of the suite.  Register or learn more.