Solutions promise to make design changes easier and increase business efficiency.

Increased profitability, operational efficiency, reduced risk, increased competitiveness and client satisfaction, and faster time to market are requirements in today's business world for civil engineering and construction firms. Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., the world's leading design and digital content company now offers engineering and construction firms a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, partners and services to help them meet these needs. This was announced at Autodesk University, the company's annual user conference.

Backed by 20 years of expertise, Autodesk, together with its partners, delivers products and professional services to civil engineering and construction companies for hassle-free data flow allowing for better business efficiency and higher operating margins. Autodesk solutions, including consulting services and support bring together the workflows of CAD/Civil and GIS (geographic information systems) into a single solution maintaining data accuracy and intelligence. Autodesk applies GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information coupled with the best production drafting tools in the marketplace increasing customer revenues by managing that data across the lifecycle.

These solutions are based on proven products, technology and services aimed at reducing design complexity, increasing a company"˜s efficiency, client satisfaction and profitability. With CAD/GIS features built into the civil engineering design process, Autodesk is able to help unite workflows and departments within organizations. Coupled with complete 2D and 3D design, integrated data management, and collaboration capability using open data standards and a customer-centric approach, the solutions assure users ownership of and access to their rich design information without having it locked up by a proprietary application. This allows firms to customize a solution based on their company's unique offerings, openly sharing that information with project team members and clients as needed. For more information and to find out about these solutions for the civil engineering and construction professionals, visit

Source: Autodesk, Dec. 1, 2003