Autodesk Australia announces the release of the new Autodesk 2015 Design Suites with tighter cloud integration, enabling customers to collaborate, simulate, analyse and more with just one click from within the suite.

Each Autodesk 2015 Design Suite includes AutoCAD 2015, featuring a new interface and enhanced productivity tools, which enable customers to experience a new standard in design and documentation. Additionally, Autodesk Subscription offers customers even more convenient, flexible ways to access the tools they need, when they need them, to help grow their business. Autodesk Subscription connects customers with software updates, services and support that help them get the most out of their investment in Autodesk software well into the future.

Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of platform products, Autodesk comments that the Autodesk portfolio now has something for everyone involved in making products and projects come to life.

Product enhancements

New features and functionality have been added to the 2015 family of Autodesk Design Suites covering Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, Autodesk Plant Design Suite, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, Autodesk Product Design Suite and Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite.

Autodesk Building Design Suite delivers better integration with BIM 360 cloud services, enhanced point cloud capabilities, and numerous customer requested improvements for Autodesk Revit, including a new sketchy lines feature, ability to include imagery in schedules, and enhanced hidden lines capability.

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite includes major enhancements to AutoCAD Civil 3D software, encompassing improved user interface, greater flexibility for corridor modelling, more efficient creation of profiles layouts, better production drafting, and simpler ways to create custom subassemblies.

Autodesk Plant Design Suite rolls out significant enhancements to AutoCAD Plant 3D software, including centre of gravity, bill of materials (BOM), fixed length pipe modelling, piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID), and isometric improvements.

Autodesk Factory Design Suite introduces easier moves from 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D factory layouts with streamlined transitions from legacy workflows; point cloud support for as-is facility capture; extended use of Factory Design data; and enhancements to Factory Design Mobile app.

Autodesk Product Design Suite launches with exceptional modelling capabilities, a new user experience, and workflow enhancements.

Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite offers a refined visual interface, better point cloud support to bring the real world into the AutoCAD canvas, and easier ways to work with online maps and other geographic location information.

Actual features and functionality vary by edition.

Cloud services 

Customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction and infrastructure markets can expect to see significant productivity improvements through one-click access to BIM 360 cloud-based building information modelling (BIM) software for collaboration and management of construction projects. The Design Suites for these fields also feature full integration of the Autodesk 360 Rendering service, which uses the virtually infinite computing power in the cloud to create high-resolution renderings efficiently.

Autodesk InfraWorks 360 offers civil engineers additional cloud services for collaboration and analysis at the early stages of infrastructure design, as well as an updated user interface, support for more data formats, enhancements to Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 and a new application Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360.

Autodesk Subscription – access simplified

Autodesk Subscription offers the most convenient, modern, and flexible way for customers to purchase and access the software and services that they need to grow their business, with new purchasing options allowing customers to choose the plan that best fits their current project needs and budget.

Autodesk Subscription customers gain access to the latest Autodesk software releases and cloud services, technical support, and flexible licensing rights from the following options:

Maintenance Subscription is the most cost effective way to maintain and maximise long-term investment in purchased Autodesk software and services.

Desktop Subscription offers pay-as-you-go plans with customers choosing from monthly, quarterly, and annual options for using Autodesk Design and Creation Suites and select software products.

Cloud Service Subscription offers a broad selection of cloud-based services to provide access to virtually infinite cloud computing power that significantly reduces visualisation and simulation processing times and frees up desktop resources for greater productivity, mobility and collaboration.