Las Vegas, US: Trimble announced that it has been selected as a Preferred Industry Partner by Autodesk. The announcement was made at Autodesk University during Autodesk’s annual user conference. Recently, Trimble worked with Autodesk to launch the Trimble Design Link solution, an HVAC and sheet metal authoring tool which leverages the popular AutoCad MEP platform.
Under the Preferred Industry Partner Program, Trimble will work with Autodesk to develop applications and solutions that complement the Autodesk portfolio for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. Together the two organisations will also collaborate to help customers create, manage and extend design data from the office to the field, helping to reduce time and overall implementation costs. Autodesk works closely with preferred industry partners on a range of marketing and sales activities and programme participants may also receive other benefits, including early access to certain alpha and beta versions of Autodesk software, priority service support and feature requests and access to additional co-marketing resources.
Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble’s Building Construction Division, said, “Trimble is committed to helping Autodesk’s customers extend the base functionality found in their solutions to specialised software and hardware applications for the building construction industry.”
“We see Trimble helping to lead the industry in providing next generation BIM to Field solutions for the building construction market,” said Nicolas Mangon, building business line director, AEC Solutions, Autodesk. “As such, this new partnership will promote a tighter integration between the two organisations’ products in the future, providing customers with robust solutions to help them meet their specific needs on the jobsite.”