CSC, a leading structural engineering software developer today announced the formation of a new industry strategic business relationship with Autodesk, Inc.’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) division to further promote the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the global structural engineering community. As part of the new relationship, the parties have entered into an agreement whereby CSC and Autodesk will provide customers with more closely integrated solutions that support a more efficient structural engineering workflow for BIM.
CSC products to play a role in the joint effort include Fastrak (steel building design software) and Orion (reinforced concrete building design software). Autodesk’s products to play a role in the joint effort include Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 (a purpose-built Building Information Modeling solution for structural engineering firms, providing specific tools for structural design and analysis integration).
Data exchange and integration between Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 and Fastrak or Orion is now possible with the introduction of CSC’s unique and free software product, CSC Integrator. CSC Integrator enables structural engineers and technicians to synchronise models between Autodesk Revit Structure and Fastrak or Orion software.
CSC's Integrator and Autodesk Revit Structure 2012
“CSC is delighted to be working with Autodesk as an industry business partner,” states CSC’s BIM Development Manager, Kevin Lea. “We understand our clients want to provide both efficient and cost effective building design. This is why we developed integration functionality, between Revit Structure, and Fastrak and Orion, to enable structural engineers and designers to deliver accurate building models incorporating physical, analytical and code-based design. We look forward to working with Autodesk to help our clients maximise the full potential structural BIM can offer.”
Autodesk’s Structural Engineering Business Line Manager, Gary Wyatt, adds, “CSC software complements Autodesk’s software portfolio very well. Working with industry partners is of strategic importance to Autodesk and we are pleased to enhance our working relationship with CSC.”