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Posted by Tasha Weiss on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM.
Autodesk, a leader in 3D design and engineering software, has acquired Vela Systems, a cloud and mobile field management software provider for the construction industry. The acquisition is intended to help extend the value of building information modeling (BIM) and project data to construction professionals in the field.
Vela Systems’ mobile reporting tools provide immediate visibility into issues in the field, allowing for proactive management and resolution, and reducing expensive overruns that can stem from a more reactive approach. The company’s software and services are integrated with current Autodesk project management and analysis software, including Autodesk Navisworks.
“BIM has tremendous value in the planning and design aspects of construction projects, but if you can’t get that rich data into the field, at the point of construction, you are leaving out the critical ‘last 100 yards’ in the process,” commented Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Information Modeling and Platform Products Group. “Integrating Vela Systems and its cloud and mobile products with the Autodesk BIM portfolio transforms the business of construction, delivering valuable information to job sites anywhere in the world.”