At Autodesk, we have a track record of helping customers embrace technological transformations.
First by enabling the shift from the drafting table to the computer with AutoCAD in 1982.
Then with Revit in 2002, introducing modeling-based design and building information modeling (BIM).
A few years ago, we extended the value of BIM by connecting architects and engineers to a shared Revit model in the cloud and to construction and operations with the Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC), allowing all stakeholders to collaborate on shared information.
But the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry continues to change at a rapid pace.
Expanding urbanization is driving demand. Complex projects are stressing timelines and budgets. Talent shortages are straining teams that are already stretched.
These challenges aren’t going away, so BIM as we know it must evolve to meet industry needs. Too much data gets lost and recreated between the BIM phases of plan, design, build and operate.
We believe connected data will help our customers overcome these challenges. But first we must unlock the power of your data: to make it easier for you to move data between stakeholders and connect workflows, build intelligent processes on top of data, maintain a single source of truth in the cloud, and to deliver what customers like Arco are asking for.
“The architect’s workflow has evolved over hundreds of years.” said Richard Hogan, Project Lead & Architect at Arco. “Now we’re entering a world that is data rich. We must evolve our workflow to create better performing, more sustainable buildings that fit into our cities.”
You may recall that we first introduced Autodesk’s industry clouds at AU. I want to walk you through what’s next—and importantly, what it means for the software you already know and love, including Revit.
Autodesk Forma will be the industry cloud for AECO. It will reimagine BIM by leveraging next generation technology to connect data, teams, and workflows and enable more collaborative concurrent ways of working.
I’m excited to share that our initial Forma offering is almost here. On May 8, we’ll usher in a multi-year journey when we launch the first set of capabilities with Autodesk Forma.
We’re thrilled to be taking this leap forward and it’s just the beginning.