Autodesk Web-enables Software Suite
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Jul 10, 2000
Autodesk Inc. this week is unveiling new versions of its mapping, engineering
and other applications that will allow people to collaborate on projects
over the Internet.
The new releases, based on the company's new AutoCAD 2000i Internet
design platform, will allow users to meet online, review designs collectively,
publish drawings and design objects on the Web, insert hyperlinks into objects
and access industry- specific content.
The Internet-enabled solutions include the latest versions of AutoCAD
Map 2000i, AutoCAD Land Development Desktop 2i, Autodesk Civil Design 2i,
Autodesk Survey 2i and Autodesk CAD Overlay 2000i.
"The 2000i launch is about leveraging the latest technologies and Web-enabling
them," said Terry Bennett, acting director of GIS industry marketing at
Autodesk. "For CAD and GIS, you don't have to save to a disk and then push
it to an HTML page. There are two buttons, you use a wizard and you're
Bennett said agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S.
Geological Survey and the Army Corps of Engineers, which constantly share
information both internally and with external clients, will see immediate
benefits from the collaboration and Internet meeting tools built into the
The entire suite of products will be available worldwide within the
next month, and the company plans to get the latest versions on the General
Services Administration schedule.