Autodesk and Trimble Sign Interoperability Agreement. The aim is to improve the products and their overall customer experience. “We want to allow our customers to focus more on projects and spend less time moving data between Autodesk and Trimble products,” explains Jim Lynch, Vice President for AEC Product Development at Autodesk’s Boston office. He says this agreement will help “fill the API gaps.”
The agreement was also reported to be in the works for more than a year and does not entail any financial arrangement between the two technology suppliers. “Trimble benefits by our customers benefiting,” says Mark Sawyer, General Manager of Trimble’s General Contractor/Construction Management division. It’s a growing trend throughout the technology industry, customers expect products to work together seamlessly. The most immediate result will be evident in document and data management solutions, and BIM-in-field.