Integrating design document creation and project execution into a unified platform is the strategic goal of Autodesk’s $875 million acquisition of a tech startup that set out to replace blueprints with digital workflows delivered by mobile devices on jobsites, seven years ago.
Uses envisioned include searching for missing hikers in forests or mapping construction progress autonomously within indoor locations
The convergence of virtual reality, prefabrication, manufacturing, building information modeling and construction came into better focus for Autodesk product users in mid November at the software vendor’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
Construction companies that adopt technology to accelerate delivery can achieve real efficiencies, but if they aren’t also gaining insight from the project data, they’re missing a major opportunity.
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