Civil infrastructure design tool improves links to construction contract solution, AASHTOWare Project
A joint effort between Autodesk, Infotech, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the Montana Department of Transportation (Montana DOT) has led to improved interoperability between Autodesk Civil 3D and AASHTO’s construction contract solution, AASHTOWare Project.
The improved interoperability will support digital project delivery from design and documentation to estimation and asset management. Departments of Transportation (DOT) across the United States and Ministries of Transportation in Canada will soon have access to it.
“With state transportation agencies in full pursuit of digital transformation, we’re excited to continue our work with Autodesk and provide an interoperable solution to those organisations,” said Chad Schafer, chief revenue officer, Infotech, the official AASHTOWare project contractor.
“This integration will help bridge the gaps in data and workflow between departments to ensure successful digital project delivery.”
The AASHTOWare Project integration closes a workflow gap by enabling state DOTs to take quantities directly from Civil 3D without manual entry, which can be error-prone and time-consuming.
According to Autodesk, they can use GIS information in design, push the design information to project execution with AASHTOWare Project, pull actual quantities back to as-builts, and push data back into GIS for asset management.
“Interoperability between Civil 3D and AASHTOWare Project will help us connect our design phase to our field construction operations,” said Patrick Lane, digital delivery project manager for the Montana Department of Transportation. “It will save time, save costs, and ultimately, enable us to be more accountable to the taxpayers who fund our transportation projects.”