I know I've been quiet lately. I'll get to that in a bit down the road. Today is a day of big news for Autodesk. I will let our press release do the talking on that front.
We are all very excited here on the Autodesk team to have such world-class talent in the sustainability realm injected into our organization, and we are looking forward to further developing these tools to meet the needs of you all in the market.
Of course I cannot go into much detail on our plans, so I'll just summarize the tools as they exist today.
Best-in-class BIM authoring tool, with a growing ecosystem of analysis and construction partners.
Green Building Studio
SaaS-based (Software as a Service) analysis tool that runs on the gbXML fuel that Revit produces. Caters to early stage design and helps to guide benchmarking against potential energy savings with your design.
Model-based analysis tool that facilitates many different kinds of analysis and and simulation within a very approachable and usable interface. Allows for great visualization of analysis results as well as goal-driven studies. With its most recent inception it also runs on the gbXML that Revit produces.
ASHRAE-based heating and cooling load calculations based upon information provided by, you guessed it, a gbXML file.
As we look to streamline the workflows between this ecosystem of tools, I think there are big things we can accomplish. And as a good Product Manager, I would be remiss to mention that you all in the market are the strongest voice to help influence the path we take. With that in mind, drop me a comment or an e-mail with your thoughts.