California, USA, 12 September 2006: Autodesk, Inc. has announced the release of Autodesk Topobase 2007 infrastructure design and management solution. Built on Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise software, Autodesk Topobase 2007 addresses the challenges faced by organizations that collaborate on infrastructure projects, such as water or wastewater networks, by enabling teams to share spatial information across departments.
Topobase customers can see the big picture with a more integrated view of all of their enterprise data, and improve productivity and bottom line results by completing projects faster and maintaining assets more efficiently.
Spatial and asset information, generally managed by many departments and governed by several processes, does not often move smoothly from one process to the next, from one department to the next, or from one software system to the next. Autodesk Topobase 2007 solves this problem by integrating islands of computer-aided design (CAD), asset, geographical information system (GIS) and customer information from both paper and electronic sources into a centralized infrastructure spatial information database — providing unprecedented collaboration possibilities, improved data quality and decreased redundancy of work steps.
For Topobase customers this can quickly translate into operational efficiencies including reduced project backlogs, improved customer service response time, more expedient resolution of outages and simplified government compliance reporting.
A unique feature of Autodesk Topobase is its ability to leverage infrastructure project data from design and construction phases through ongoing infrastructure management. Topobase is an easy-to-implement, open and flexible system designed to integrate with existing business systems without the need for expensive proprietary tools or middleware. Standard industry- specific modules for managing specific types of infrastructure assets enable rapid implementation for a quick return on investment.
To help customers integrate their CAD and GIS assets and leverage the full potential of Autodesk Topobase 2007, Autodesk has partnered with CH2M HILL. A global leader in spatial technology integration and consulting, CH2M HILL can help Autodesk Topobase customers with any or all of the implementation steps — such as installing Oracle database 10g and Topobase software, migrating data from existing sources, configuring databases and business workflows and training end users in the various departments throughout an organization.
Autodesk anticipates Autodesk Topobase 2007 will be available in International English in October 2006. For additional information visit: .
Autodesk is the world’s leading software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit https://www.autodesk.com/.
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