New Mexico Department of Transportation Selects Autodesk Software for Road and Highway Design Projects

  New Mexico Department of Transportation Selects Autodesk Software for Road
  and Highway Design Projects

New Mexico Latest State DOT in U.S. to Transition to Autodesk BIM for
Infrastructure Solutions

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 17, 2012

Autodesk, Inc.  (NASDAQ: ADSK), the leader in cloud-based design and
engineering software, announced that the New Mexico Department of
Transportation (NMDOT) is the latest state DOT in the U.S. to expand their use
of Autodesk software to include Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM)
solutions for road and highway design projects statewide.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation used Autodesk Infrastructure
Modeler software to generat ...

The New Mexico Department of Transportation used Autodesk Infrastructure
Modeler software to generate 3D visualizations for the I-10 roadway
rehabilitation project. Image courtesy of the New Mexico Department of

“We are looking forward to implementing the Autodesk solutions,” said Alvin
Dominguez, P.E., NMDOT Cabinet Secretary. “The New Mexico Department of
Transportation expects to pay for the software within two years of full
implementation through cost savings realized in the reduction of change
orders. The use of 3D modeling capabilities will improve our public input on
projects promoting positive customer relations and needed transparency
throughout our project development process.”

Autodesk BIM for infrastructure solutions now accessible to the DOT include
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 software, Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2013 software,
Autodesk BIM 360 cloud services, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis
Professional 2013 software, AutoCAD Raster Design 2013 software, and AutoCAD
2013 software. Many of these products are available as part of the Autodesk
Infrastructure Design Suite 2013.

The adoption of BIM processes is expected to yield a wide range of benefits
for the NMDOT, including ease of doing “what if” analysis on every project
regardless of size; ability to use intelligent 3D models and visualizations to
help address environmental concerns and sensitivities; and the ability to tie
materials quantities and cost estimates to design models, helping to
automatically update reporting when model changes are made. Once fully
deployed, the Autodesk BIM for infrastructure solutions will also aid in
virtual construction, to allow for improved verification of construction
methodologies; improved analysis; and simulations of construction sequencing
to help manage existing traffic throughout the construction process. The NMDOT
also expects to employ the Autodesk BIM solutions to support Automated Machine
Guidance (AMG) site preparation to help accelerate overall construction by
minimizing survey labor time and machine fuel consumption costs.

The NMDOT plans to start training on the Autodesk BIM software in early 2013,
with application on projects expected to begin in mid-2013. Recently it used
Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, a solution that helps engineers and planning
professionals create, evaluate, and communicate visually rich infrastructure
proposals for more informed decision-making, to generate 3D visualizations for
the Cambray Bridge replacement and I-10 roadway rehabilitation projects.

“New Mexico’s decision to standardize on Autodesk solutions adds them to a
growing list of major U.S. departments of transportation, such as Caltrans,
that have made the move to Autodesk BIM for infrastructure solutions,” said
Lisa Campbell, Autodesk vice president of engineering and infrastructure.
“We’re seeing rapidly expanding interest within the transportation community
for the Autodesk BIM for infrastructure solutions, which help designers and
civil engineers in both consulting firms and government agencies plan, design,
build and manage more sustainable infrastructure.”

About the New Mexico Department of Transportation

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is comprised of the General Office
in Santa Fe, three Regional Design Offices, and six district offices, which
include 82 maintenance yards and more than 20 construction offices.
Responsibilities include the planning, design, construction, maintenance and
operation of more than 30,000 lane miles of highways and 3,500 bridges. In
addition, the department is responsible for traffic safety programs and
transit/rail operations that include the NM Railrunner Express (a 90-mile
commuter rail system) and Park and Ride services for commuters.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment
software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to
design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about
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