Software providers Autodesk and China Academy of Building Research Technology (CABR Technology signed a memorandum of understanding. The goal is to jointly promote the research and application in China of the model-based process in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) fields. BIM is aimed at providing insight for creating and managing building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact.
CABR Technology is one of China’s top AEC software providers, and its PKPM design and analysis software software is widely used in China’s structural engineering industry. Under this relationship with Autodesk, CABR Technology intends to develop software to enable data exchange between PKPM and Autodesk Revit. The aim is to help drive design-to-analysis workflows, enabling better collaboration between drafters, designers and engineers.
Autodesk’s Nicolas Mangon said: “Global demand for BIM has been growing rapidly in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. Our cooperation with CABR Technology can help better prepare professionals in China to meet challenges, improve efficiency, reduce cost and enhance project quality.”
“Following the replacement of traditional drawing boards with computer-aided design software in China, BIM is the next milestone in the AEC industry’s technological progress,” said CABR Technology’s Xu Jiefeng. “CABR Technology and our PKPM software will contribute to the continued advancement of the industry through our cooperation with Autodesk.”