SAN RAFAEL, Calif – Autodesk, Inc., announced the acquisition of Vela Systems, a provider of cloud and mobile field management software for the construction industry. The addition of Vela Systems field management products to Autodesk’s growing portfolio of cloud and mobile products is helping to extend the value of BIM and project data to construction customers in the field. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
has tremendous value in the planning and design aspects of construction
projects, but if you can’t get that rich data into the field at the point of
construction, you are leaving out the critical ‘last 100 yards’ in the process.
Integrating Vela Systems and its cloud and mobile products with the Autodesk BIM
portfolio transforms the business of construction, delivering valuable
information to job sites anywhere in the world,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice
president, Information Modeling and Platform Products Group.
in Burlington, Mass., Vela Systems extends the power of BIM
with cloud and mobile technologies that enable project and company-wide
programs for streamlined management of quality, safety, commissioning and field
construction. The powerful reporting tools provide immediate visibility into issues
in the field, allowing for proactive management and resolution, rather than
time consuming and expensive overruns caused by a reactive approach. Vela
Systems software and services are integrated with current Autodesk integrated
project management software including Autodesk Navisworks, the architecture,
engineering and construction (AEC) industry’s standard comprehensive set of
integration, analysis, and communication tools for project review.
Systems has been a longstanding partner of Autodesk, and has been leading the
charge in the field. The confluence of cloud computing, iOS mobile devices like
the iPad, and BIM has enabled a new way to deliver and manage construction
projects of all types. With the acquisition, we will accelerate this revolution
in field management through a broader solution and greatly enhanced
distribution,” said Josh Kanner, co-founder, of Vela Systems.
with the Autodesk BIM portfolio, the Vela Systems software has already
helped contractors, owners, architects and engineers accelerate project
schedules, reduce project risk and improve the flow of information, including
key data and project photos, between project stakeholders. Autodesk users can
now reduce reliance on manual processes to track progress, document work
activities and resolve issues. With the Vela Systems integration, users can
also visualize the as-designed building in the field to improve quality and
fidelity to design intent; streamline reviews; save money with more efficient
workflows by linking physical tasks to a virtual model; and capture critical
data on materials, systems and equipment.
Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems
June 13, 2012