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August 19, 2013

Software acquisitions boost BIM for transportation


AutoTrack and Sam design and analysis software platforms improve road, bridge workflows

Autodesk, Inc. said Monday it acquired 3D model-based design and analysis software platforms for improving road and bridge workflows from two separate British firms.

San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk did not disclose terms of the deal, but said the two platforms expand its Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure software portfolio and will help “accelerate the adoption of BIM in transportation design.”

Two software platforms: Sam, AutoTrack

From Bestech Systems Ltd., Autodesk acquired Sam, a suite of software modules for load analysis in the design of small to medium span bridges. A big feature of Sam is how it closes the design loop of bridge analysis and bridge deck design.

From Savoy Computing Services Ltd., Autodesk purchased AutoTrack, a suite of software modules for road, light rail, airport, parking and intersection analysis and design for infrastructure planning by architects, designers and engineers.

AutoTrack analyzes the movements of steered vehicles, light rail vehicles and aircraft (also known as vehicle swept path analysis), and provides design tools for parking areas and roundabouts, while drafting in AutoCAD-based environments.

Savoy is an Autodesk Industry Partner and a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.transportation analysis and design

Autodesk said the two software platforms are available to new customers while it integrates the technologies into its portfolio and existing customers will continue to be supported by Bestech and Savoy.

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