What’s New in Autodesk 2014?

The new Autodesk line-up is focused on helping you innovate by bringing the cloud and desktop together to create a seamless workflow that allows you to communicate, share and design with teams located anywhere.  In addition, Autodesk in improving the value of the Design Suites by making it easier to create 3d designs from both laser scans and digital photos.  Incorporate products or the environment, even if you do not have the design documentation.  Here are some of the other new features for 2014.

Increased Value for Economical Access:  Autodesk Suites

The Autodesk Suites have always been the most economical way to access Autodesk tools and each year the value of the Suites is made sweeter.  Here are some of the benefits of accessing the Autodesk Suites for 2014:

Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions

Autodesk Building Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • Access to Autodesk Green Building Studio and energy analysis in Standard edition
  • InfraWorks 2014 and Optimization for Inventor cloud service in the Ultimate edition

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • New workflows: populate feature to generate moving or idle crowds, improved viewport display and shading new retopologizing options to create production-quality meshes

Autodesk Factory Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • More than 300 new factory assets

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • InfraWorks 2014
  • Autodesk Roads and Highways module for InfraWorks
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Utility Design – a single, comprehensive version of Revit products including architectural, MEP and structure

Autodesk Plant Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • Ultimate edition now includes Autodesk Inventor with Routed Systems
  • Premium edition includes Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk Product Design Suite

  • Autodesk Recap (more info below) included in all editions
  • AutoCAD Raster Design (more info below) included in all editions
  • Premium and Ultimate editions now include Autodesk Inventor Professional and access to Optimization for Inventor cloud service
  • Ultimate includes Autodesk Navisworks Manage for clash detection

Autodesk Recap and AutoCAD Raster Design included in Autodesk Suites

No need to start from scratch in designing.  With Autodesk recap, you can bring in the actual job site or  product through the laser scan or digital image to start with points, then add, modify, validate and document from there.

Another addition in most Suites is AutoCAD Raster Design.  This powerful vector conversion software will allow you to take advantage of raster images, maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models by enabling you to edit, enhance and maintain scanned drawings or plans.

Extending the Cloud

With Autodesk 360, the power of your Autodesk solutions are multiplied.  Design, visualize, simulate and share your designs and ideas with anyone from anywhere .  New tools are added each year and for 2014 the awaited addition, Autodesk Infraworks 2014 has been included for the infrastructure Suite and Building Design Suite customers.  This tool, formerly known as Infrastructure Modeler, assists engineers with BIM adoption for planning, design, construction and management of civil infrastructure projects.

See the Autodesk 2014 Introduction Video.

Read the Autodesk Press Release.

Our Solutions Engineers will be publishing the new features during the month of April.  Subscribe to get all the updates.

Have questions about the 2014 product line or Autodesk 360?  Contact us by email, by phone (800.836.5440).

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