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Global collaboration via the cloud

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About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of Autodesk ® AutoCAD ® software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for global markets. For more information about Autodesk, visit Students can easily transfer and exchange models and information within models. The result is a workflow that gets the most out of BIM. — Ashwin Mahalingam Assistant Professor of Building Technology and Construction Management India Institute of Technology "We designed an events facility for a Wisconsin town," says MSOE graduate Eric Rybold. "BIM 360 Glue helped us see clashes and communicate tasks quickly and easily. We also were able to do more design revisions than would have been possible otherwise." University of Southern California University of Southern California School of Architecture Assistant Professor David Gerber incorporated BIM 360 Glue into his Professional Practice class, creating teams with students playing the the roles of architect, construction manager, and project manager. To help them develop BIM skills, teams were required to work remotely, accessing designs through the cloud. Students collaborated in the same way they will in industry. Construction managers queried BIM models, made visualizations, checked for clashes, and submitted RFIs (requests for information) to project managers. Project managers performed tasks related to clarification. Architects reacted to design changes while keeping projects on track. "BIM 360 Glue bridges the divide between disciplines," says Gerber. "It's a real-world technology that enables us to teach real-world problem solving and coordination." University of Florida Raymond Issa, a professor at the University of Florida's Rinker School of Building Construction, used BIM 360 Glue in his graduate-level course on BIM construction management. Students tackled various aspects of a single larger project using BIM 360 Glue to identify and mark up clashes, then collaborate to resolve them. Students could see immediately how their contributions to the overall design fit together. Comparing models from different stakeholders to identify clashes became unnecessary. Version control issues became nearly nonexistent, because stakeholders could view the latest version of the overall design. "It's a more efficient way of collaborating," says Issa. "Students spend more time addressing issues rather than trying to comprehend them. Moreover, understanding BIM collaboration gives them a real advantage in the job market." India Institute of Technology Madras India Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras worked with Autodesk to create a "finishing school" for integrated construction practice, as well as an integrated construction practice laboratory. The lab plans to use BIM 360 Glue to teach architects and civil and construction engineers cross-functional design and construction management collaboration. "Students can easily transfer and exchange models and information within models," says Ashwin Mahalingam, IIT Madras assistant professor of building technology and construction management. "The result is a workflow that gets the most out of BIM." Visit the Autodesk Education Community to get started today Autodesk grants students and educators free* access to the latest versions of Autodesk ® software for personal use from the Autodesk Education Community. Autodesk custom curricula and learning materials are also available at Like us at Cloud-based Autodesk BIM 360 Glue aids collaboration across the design and construction project lifecycle *Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, and research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a primary or secondary educational institution or any degree-granting or certificate-granting institution or any learning, teaching, or training facilities. Such software and cloud-based services shall not be used for commercial, professional, or for-profit instructional or any other purposes. Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and Glue are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2013 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of University of Florida Image courtesy of Milwaukee School of Engineering Autodesk customer success story Autodesk Education

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