Aurigo Software Masterworks links with Autodesk design tools

By Dominic Ellis
Next-step integration involving Aurigo Software and Autodesk allows users to access design files stored in the cloud instantaneously

Aurigo Software has announced the next integration step with Autodesk to streamline the capital planning process for public agencies and private owners - one year after forging a strategic alliance to provide a range of cloud-based solutions.

Aurigo's Masterworks platform will now connect to many of the Autodesk's design tools, including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, and Revit. The integration allows users to access design files stored in the cloud instantaneously.

Masterworks users can visualize Autodesk design files stored in the cloud, mark them up during review processes, and send them for approval, ensuring that everyone has the latest version of a project's plans at their fingertips.

Aurigo recently released a bi-directional integration between Masterworks and PlanGrid, which is part of Autodesk Construction Cloud.

In future, Aurigo plans to extend its capability by allowing users to extract 3D model information into the project management process, including quantity takeoffs for bidding and tieing contractor payments directly to models.

"Contractors and owners need accurate and integrated capital planning, design, and construction data to deliver complex projects on time and budget," said Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO and founder of Aurigo Software.

"Autodesk delivers the most comprehensive set of design capabilities in the industry and is used by owners and contractors worldwide. This latest integration between the two suites will enhance our customers' ability to collaborate seamlessly with their consultants, ensuring accurate design information is always available, reducing project risk and increasing productivity."

Both suites of products are widely adopted in the industry – Masterworks is used on over 40,000 projects across North America by Departments of Transportation, private owners, local and regional public works entities, and other infrastructure agencies. The Autodesk design tool suite provides industry-leading capabilities globally.

"Architecture, engineering, and construction technology is evolving to allow for continuous interoperability between systems, breaking down silos within and across organizations," said Theo Agelopoulos, senior director, design and product delivery strategy, Autodesk.

"Disrupted workflows hinder collaboration among stakeholders and force rework and workarounds, which costs time and money. This integration between Masterworks and Autodesk's AEC design suite helps solve that problem across the entire capital program lifecycle."


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