Home » Autodesk Topobase 2007 Helps Customers Manage Infrastructure Assets More Effectively, Save Time and Increase Operational Efficiency
Utilities, Municipal Governments, Engineering Firms share spatial information across departments to see the big picture and make better decisions
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 12, 2006-Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the release of Autodesk Topobase 2007 infrastructure design and management solution. Built on Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise software, Autodesk Topobase 2007 addresses the challenges faced by organizations that collaborate on infrastructure projects, such as water or wastewater networks, by enabling teams to share spatial information across departments. Topobase customers can see the big picture with a more integrated view of all of their enterprise data, and improve productivity and bottom line results by completing projects faster and maintaining assets more efficiently.
Spatial and asset information, generally managed by many departments and governed by several processes, does not often move smoothly from one process to the next, from one department to the next, or from one software system to the next. Autodesk Topobase 2007 solves this problem by integrating islands of computer-aided design (CAD), asset, geographical information system (GIS) and customer information from both paper and electronic sources into a centralized infrastructure spatial information database-providing unprecedented collaboration possibilities, improved data quality and decreased redundancy of work steps. For Topobase customers this can quickly translate into operational efficiencies including reduced project backlogs, improved customer service response time, more expedient resolution of outages and simplified government compliance reporting.
A unique feature of Autodesk Topobase is its ability to leverage infrastructure project data from design and construction phases through ongoing infrastructure management. Topobase is an easy-to-implement, open and flexible system designed to integrate with existing business systems without the need for expensive proprietary tools or middleware. Standard industry-specific modules for managing specific types of infrastructure assets enable rapid implementation for a quick return on investment.