Esri and Autodesk

Building our world with GIS and BIM

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Esri partners with Autodesk, an industry leader in design and engineering, to build integrated solutions that will change the way teams work toward more efficient and visually collaborative projects. With a commitment to seamless exchange of spatial data and 3D building information modeling (BIM), this long-standing partnership is helping to build a sustainable and resilient future for our world.

GIS and BIM integration

Esri and Autodesk joined forces to digitally transform how architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations teams collaborate by bringing together GIS and BIM. Seamlessly connect location information, design models, and collaborative workflows in one shared view for real-world context. Improve decisions and save time on project delivery and asset operations with a more connected way for teams to collaborate across disciplines.

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Digital twin

Esri and Autodesk combine spatial intelligence and building information modeling to create a virtual representation of the real world, including natural and built environments. A digital twin helps your organization conduct what-if scenarios and collect data in one environment to support sustainability goals, digital transformation efforts, development of smart communities and cities, and more.

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ArcGIS Basemaps

ArcGIS Basemaps serve as the geographic foundation for maps, apps, and analysis. With various ready-to-use styles and satellite imagery to choose from, these Esri-designed ArcGIS Basemaps are available at multiple scales and in more than 40 languages. ArcGIS Basemaps is now available to users of Autodesk software.

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ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Add real-world context to projects and designs by tapping into the foremost collection of authoritative, globally sourced geospatial content. ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World includes up-to-date maps and layers of terrain, soils, boundaries, and more. Coming soon, curated layers from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World will be available to users of various Autodesk products.

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Sustainable industry practices GIS and BIM

This ebook explains how the integration of GIS technology and BIM can support sustainable AEC industry practices from inception to project completion.

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Frequently asked questions

Announced on November 15, 2017, the alliance between Esri and Autodesk helps to connect “Make Anything” with The Science of Where through more tightly integrated BIM and GIS workflows, enhancing how infrastructure assets are planned, designed, built, and operated. This alliance enables Esri and Autodesk to better deliver on the promise of helping customers imagine, design and create a sustainable, more resilient future.

Esri and Autodesk are committed to the development of more seamless exchange of spatial and attribute data typically captured in Esri’s GIS systems and the information from 3D BIM models in Autodesk’s design software.

With the integration of GIS and BIM, infrastructure projects—houses, schools, roads, inter-modal transit facilities, drainage, and energy networks, etc.—are no longer planned, designed, and built-in isolation of everything around it. Infrastructure assets can be better viewed in relation to how that asset fits and interacts with the surrounding ecosystem. More tightly connected GIS and BIM workflows aid stakeholders involved in planning and design to better understand how the natural and built environment connects with the new assets to be built.

The promise of more tightly integrating GIS and BIM is to empower AEC firms and project owners to focus not only on what to design and build, but also better understand the where and why, helping them to deliver more sustainable and resilient infrastructure through more economical, social, and environmentally responsible practices.

Updates on new offers will be posted to this site as they become available. If you have immediate questions, please contact your Esri or Autodesk client representative.

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