Autodesk reveals solution to streamline the building design and construction process
07 February 2024
Autodesk, Inc. has unveiled Autodesk Informed Design, a cloud-based solution that connects design and manufacturing workflows to streamline the building design and construction process.
The company says that Informed Design allows architects to work with customisable, pre-defined building products that allow manufacturers to share their products with design stakeholders.
“The way the AECO industry works today is not sustainable or scalable. For the industry to keep pace, it needs to build more, faster and more sustainably. The answer is industrialised construction,” said Ryan McMahon, director and general manager, Informed Design at Autodesk.
“Autodesk Informed Design connects design and make from day one and brings industrialised construction workflows to reality. Our solution is unique because it empowers architects to design with certainty and validate their plans in real-time, while product managers and engineers can share accurate manufacturing information with design teams. As a result, projects are completed quicker, with higher quality and generate less waste.”
Autodesk Informed Design for Revit is an add-in that allows design professionals to design with known-manufactured building products.
Similarly, Autodesk Informed Design for Inventor is an add-in that enables product managers and product engineers to align their manufacturing capabilities with customer requirements. This add-in for Inventor 2024 is said to provide a more streamlined design and manufacturing process.
Green Canopy NODE, a construction technology company tackling housing and environmental crises, has been using early access versions of Informed Design for Revit and Inventor to improve its building design and engineering processes.
“Autodesk Informed Design has shown that there’s a way to bring customised details, good aesthetics and quality engineering into a product that can be mass produced,” said Benjamin Hall, senior product manager, Green Canopy NODE.
“Designing with constraints doesn’t curb my creativity – it gives me choices I know will work. And that is good for the planet, the building’s inhabitants and for the building industry.”