Reston, VA, and San Rafael, CA, August 22, 2008 – Autodesk, the company that led the construction industry into the computer age with AutoCAD software in 1982, has accepted LATISTA Technologies into the prestigious Autodesk Developer Network (ADN).
Autodesk is best known recently for advancing building information modeling technology or BIM, which Latista incorporates into its LATISTA Field construction management software. BIM is a comprehensive digital form of construction modeling that combines 3D electronic plans with related associated information like specifications, estimating data and more specialized information on things like acoustics, lighting and fire resistance. BIM models can be easily examined, manipulated and edited throughout the design and build process, and any changes will be carried through to all parts of the model, reducing chances for transcription errors and oversight.
The data manipulation aspect of BIM complements LATISTA Field software. LATISTA users can access and mark plans on the jobsite, make notes that are shared with all users on the project, and generate reports automatically. The software is mobile and web-based, and can work on- and offline on mobile tablet PCs. LATISTA Field improves collaboration and synchronizes construction processes to reduce project costs, time and error.
“We’re excited to associate ourselves with Autodesk,” said Latista Executive Vice President Chris Ramsey. “Our software is already excellent for reducing a construction project’s time and cost, and incorporating Autodesk’s innovative tools into LATISTA will further benefit our customers.”
About LATISTA Technologies
LATISTA has been a leader in mobile and web-based field management software and services since its founding in Reston, Virginia, in 2001. Its software is used by top 200 contractors and top 50 owners worldwide to reduce project costs and risks by eliminating redundancy, enhancing collaboration among project participants, and allowing more thorough analysis of project performance.
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