Imagine the potential of digital cities. Imagine a collaborative environment created around intelligent high-fidelity 3D digital models of existing and proposed infrastructure. Imagine a combined digital ecosystem that can capture, analyze, and visualize projects on a city and regional scale—an open platform that supports secure and robust integration of CAD; building information modeling (BIM); and geospatial, simulation, and visualization data.
The following outline of the vision is being presented on the Autodesk’s website:
- A combined and computable digital and visual model of a city and its communities, its infrastructure, its past, and its future.
- A digital platform that can synthesize, analyze, simulate, and communicate existing and proposed developments from different points of view—and points in time.
- An innovative solution that allows agencies, developers, and design professionals to communicate, collaborate, and deliver projects in a more effective—and engaging—way.
- A business tool to better plan, see, sell, and operate sustainable development essential for tomorrow’s high-performance cities and economies.