Autodesk has released new infrastructure modeling software to help users improve the design and management of their infrastructure.

New features in AutoCAD Map 3D 2010

Increased Options for Importing Survey Data--AutoCAD Map 3D survey functionality focuses on asset data collection and mapping. This functionality helps users organize, manage, and integrate their field collected data within the AutoCAD Map 3D environment.

Enhanced Data Analysis Capabilities--Seven new overlay operations enhance the analytical capabilities of AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 geospatial software. Users can compare or combine FDO-connected data stores for improved decision making.

New Workflow Framework--Using Windows Workflow Foundation, AutoCAD Map 3D makes it easy to automate repetitive tasks using a new and powerful workflow framework and user interface. This framework makes it easy to build, save, and share simple and complex workflows using a visual editor.

New features in AutoCAD Raster Design 2010

Support for additional AutoCAD Products--Now compatible with AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Civil, and Autodesk Topobase software.

More Deployment Options--Citrix Ready application, enabling deployment via a Citrix application delivery environment when used with AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 software.

Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010

Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010 offers improved performance, raster reprojection capability, and new FDO providers for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and GE Energy Smallworld. In addition, Autodesk MapGuide Studio 2010, the authoring environment for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, will be offered free to Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise subscription customers.

Autodesk Topobase 2010

Autodesk Topobase 2010 infrastructure model management software provides a single source of accurate network information for maintenance, planning, reporting, and integration into asset management and operational systems. Built on AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide software, Topobase is an open solution with industry-specific workflows that helps customers reduce backlogs, enhance data quality and improve operational efficiency. New features in Topobase 2010 include simplified underground asset profile creation tools; enhanced reporting and charting capabilities; improved Web performance; and easier and greater control over user access.

These new products should be available for purchase toward the end of March 2009.