Autodesk’s new Buzzsaw mobile application for Apple iOS products iPad and iPhone allows mobile professionals to collaborate with peers using the popular building and construction online software tool.
Buzzsaw Mobile allows users to view DWF files, standard office documents and images files, as well as upload project photos to a designated Buzzsaw project site. When used in conjunction with the Autodesk WS mobile app, iPad and iPhone users can view and edit AutoCAD DWG and DXF files and save the changes to a Buzzsaw project site, directly from AutoCAD WS. Buzzsaw Mobile is a key component of the Autodesk BIM 360 (Building Information Modeling) strategy for collaboration and data management for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC industries.
“Buzzsaw Mobile helps deliver on our Autodesk BIM 360 vision for ‘anywhere access’ to project data,” said Rick Rundell, senior director, AEC strategic technology, Autodesk. “Together with Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC software, AutoCAD WS mobile app and Autodesk Navisworks software products, Buzzsaw Mobile helps provide building, infrastructure and plant project teams with a complete and more accurate digital view of their project, with access to information across the project lifecycle from whever they need it–the office, the web, or the field.”
The Cloud and Apple iOS
Autodesk Buzzsaw software is a cloud-based project collaboration and document management system (PCDM). It is an industry dedicated system, more like Rform rather than CopperProject or Basecamp. It allows architects, engineers and contractors to focus more on project delivery and less on time costly traditional methods for collaboration and document sharing.
It is interesting to see Autodesk continue to round out its mobile strategy around Apple iOS. Although the company has started to produce some Android apps, the company now has over a half dozen critical Apple iOS apps and they broadly support the heartland of Autodesk’s software portfolio.
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