SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2001-- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK
- news) today announced the
worldwide availability of Autodesk® Land Desktop 3, the core of Autodesk's land
development suite, and two specialized applications that extend the capabilities
of Autodesk Land Desktop, Autodesk® Civil Design 3 and Autodesk® Survey 3.
Based on the AutoCAD® 2002 and Autodesk® Map 5 foundation, the three
applications have new design, visualization, and Internet capabilities for
analyzing, planning, and designing land development projects including road,
rail, residential, hydrology, utility, and more.
In addition, these releases have new collaborative features extending users'
ability to work with colleagues and clients that are a part of the broader land
development process, regardless of location and across company lines. To enhance
the design process, the software includes new data integration capabilities,
tighter integration with Autodesk® OnSite for viewing and editing data at the
point of work, and an integrated desktop and Internet work environment through
Autodesk® Point A, a personalized global access point to Autodesk services and
information. Point A offers users additional resources to collaborate with
colleagues and clients including up-to-date industry information, newsletters,
and a forum to exchange ideas.
Autodesk Land Desktop 3 delivers specialized features such as COGO and map
creation, terrain modeling, alignments, and parcels. An easy-to-use interface
and a centralized project data management feature help design teams share large
amounts of drawing and project data accurately and efficiently. Designed for
civil engineers, planners, or surveyors, Autodesk Land Desktop 3 provides
powerful, automated drafting and analysis tools; optimized Microsoft® Windows®
interfaces; logical menus; 3D terrain models; robust TIN, contour, and point
processing; and style-based controls that help users meet submittal
requirements. In addition, a comprehensive API (application programming
interface) enables customized solutions and product extensions. New features
include the following:
- LandXML import/export enables project teams to easily share land data
throughout the entire project life cycle.
- Improved point group management, listing, and editing operations allow
organizations to maintain standards with all members of the project team and
improve efficiency in daily operations.
- Improved surface sections increase the ability to communicate design
intent and improve users' ability to analyze surface conditions.
- Improved CAD standards management helps to ensure drawing files match
final submittal requirements.
- Oracle Spatial integration enables mapping, GIS, facilities management,
and engineering data currently in DWG form to be stored in a single,
Autodesk Civil Design 3 delivers engineering-specific capabilities for
Autodesk Land Desktop, streamlining the design and drafting process for civil
engineering. Autodesk Civil Design 3 is for all types and ranges of road, rail,
runway, and channel design; site development and grading for commercial,
industrial, institutional, and residential projects; and hydrology and
hydraulics for projects ranging from roads to parking lots. Because this
software is built for project collaboration, multiple team members can
simultaneously access data such as roadway alignments and pipe runs. Key new
features include the following:
- Vertical design editor enables the incorporation of engineering rules and
design speeds into the road design process for easy analysis of vertical
- Superimposing profiles is now a single menu pick that allows engineers to
draft vertical information from related roads onto the main profile where
the information can be plotted or referenced in more complex designs.
- Direct links to Trimble Site Vision format enable digital design data to
be sent directly into the cabs of computer-controlled heavy equipment,
optimizing the construction process and helping to reduce cycle time and
- Superelevation sampling increases the integrity of design data for roadway
cross-sectional information at all key superelevation stations.
Autodesk Survey 3 software extends the functionality of Autodesk Land Desktop
3, offering an efficient and cost-effective way to get professional survey data
to and from the field. The software interfaces with a host of industry-standard
data collectors, survey instruments, and GPS receivers, allowing line work and
field coding for automatic map creation. It's easy to share survey data with
civil engineering, GIS, and planning professionals. Autodesk Survey streamlines
data collection, helps eliminate numerous steps and keystrokes, and avoids
converting data from one system to another. Autodesk Survey can create DWG files
simply by importing survey data, helping save time and increasing accuracy. New
features include the following: Ability to export Geoid model, datum grid, and a
feature code library to Trimble TSC1 enables users to save time by eliminating
the need to re-create field code lists in the field, resulting in improved
efficiency and fewer errors.
For more detailed information on the benefits and technical specifications,
Autodesk Land Desktop, Autodesk Civil Design, and Autodesk Survey are all
currently available worldwide in English. For information on rental, hosting,
and subscription options, contact any authorized reseller or Autodesk at
800/964-6432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk provides design software, Internet portal services,
wireless development platforms, and point-of-location applications that empower
more than four million customers in over 150 countries to drive business and
remain competitive. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk
Reseller, call Autodesk at 800/964-6432, or visit www.autodesk.com.
Discreet(TM) product information is available at 800/869-3504 or via the Web at www.discreet.com.