As the COVID-19 pandemic forces more and more Americans to work from home, many are struggling to find ways to adjust to this new work environment. This is particularly true for those who are used to working in teams to drive project success.
In the public sector digital design community, for example, projects involve extended teams of designers, surveyors, planners, engineers, architects, CAD/BIM managers, building owners/operators and a network of contractors and sub-contractors.
The infrastructure, construction, and manufacturing projects these teams work on are also highly interconnected and complex and the need for connected teams is critical.
To address the changing workplace dynamic caused by COVID-19, Autodesk is providing its customers with free access to select cloud collaboration products and services until May 31, 2020. This is not an incentive to convert customers into paying users, but rather a way to provide customers with increased flexibility in what’s become a challenging work environment.
Beginning now, customers can get free access to the following:
- BIM 360 Docs – Construction document management software that makes project information accessible to the project team when and where they need it. It also reduces risk by keeping everyone working from the current document set.
- BIM 360 Design – A design collaboration and data management solution that helps teams collaborate on AEC projects no matter where they are physically located.
- Fusion 360 – An integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE software that allows remote users to share one design or an entire project with anyone. They can also work collaboratively to manage the design process.
- Fusion Team – This version of Fusion is for collaborators only. Share, review, and manage design projects on any device.
- AutoCAD Web and Mobile – AutoCAD Web gives users quick, anytime access to CAD drawings via web browser on any computer. AutoCAD Mobile allows users to edit, create, and view CAD drawings anytime, anywhere, even offline.
- Shotgun – A creative project management software that connects entire studios, teams, and creative workflows on visual effects, animation, and games projects.
Customers can take advantage of this program by visiting Autodesk’s Expanded Access Program center and follow the steps they’d normally take to sign up for an Autodesk product trial.
For tips on working remotely on digital design projects, agencies can also refer to the COVID-19 Autodesk Resource Center.