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Autodesk Construction Cloud Global Focus Expands with ISO 19650 Compliant Workflows

Autodesk | June 07, 2021

Autodesk, Inc. announced a new series of workflows for Autodesk Construction Cloud that can help customers comply with ISO 19650, a global design and construction information management standard. These new workflows offer a robust set of tools to define a structured and standardized process for publishing, sharing, and storing project information. Global customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now also choose to primarily store their project data in Europe – a common customer request for projects in the region.

Standardization across the construction industries allows teams to build more efficiently and create more vital collaboration among all project and company stakeholders. ISO 19650 was introduced to ensure firms meet specific requirements, including standard naming conventions often defined by each country, and calls for project data to be stored and managed in particular ways. The uniformity helps teams streamline processes, become more efficient, and create a safer, more secure, and more predictable approach to data governance.


New workflows to support ISO 19650

Designed and developed in close collaboration with Autodesk customers, new workflows within Autodesk Construction Cloud empower teams to efficiently configure, organize and distribute documents across the project lifecycle to support ISO 19650 requirements. Specifically, customers can:

•Preview and enforce naming standards: teams can now create, manage and implement naming standards across project files to ensure all file names align with standardizations set forth by the project team. Document controllers can quickly get started with a standard naming template to create and enforce the project naming standard.

•Validate the naming standard: users can automate file uploads and ensure the files conform with a project’s naming standard to help teams comply with ISO 19650.

•Identify non-conforming files and place them in a Holding Area: when a mix of files are uploaded to a destination folder, some files may not conform to the enforced naming standard. The Holding Area allows files with conforming names to be uploaded and automatically moves non-conforming files to a Holding Area to continue the validation and upload process.

•Increase efficiency with integrations: users can also leverage native naming standard integrations across Revit, AutoCAD, and Desktop Connector to enforce standards across project phases.

Regional project data storage in Europe

Autodesk customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, BIM Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now choose to store their project data in Europe primarily. Customers often request both ISO 19650 compliance and data storage proximity on European projects. By providing customers with the option to primarily store project data in Europe and new workflows targeted at helping companies comply with ISO 19650 measures, Autodesk empowers construction teams throughout the world to stay competitive during the bidding process.

Autodesk Docs will be available as a standalone subscription.

Autodesk also announced today it would be releasing Autodesk Docs as a standalone purchase option within the next several weeks. Autodesk Docs is the centralized data management platform that underpins Autodesk Construction Cloud. Previously, Autodesk Docs was included with any subscription for Autodesk Construction Cloud and the AEC Collection. Teams will then be able to leverage the power of Autodesk’s common data environment with Autodesk Docs as a standalone solution to create a single source of truth across the project lifecycle.

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