Autodesk Expands BIM Portfolio with Acquisitions

Autodesk Inc. has expanded its BIM portfolio with the acquisition of technology assets from Bestech Systems Ltd and Savoy Computing Services Ltd for an undisclosed amount.

This includes a suite of software modules for loading, analysis and design of small and medium span bridges called Sam from Bestech Systems Ltd, and AutoTrack from Savoy Computing Services Ltd, which is a suite of software for vehicle swept path analysis and the design of parking areas and roundabouts.


Autodesk plans to unify the Sam and AutoTrack with its technology and keep the products available to new customers while Bestech Systems Ltd and Savoy Computing Services Ltd will continue to provide support to existing users.


While Autodesk integrates the Sam and AutoTrack technology into its portfolio, the current products will remain available to new customers. Existing customers will continue to be supported by Bestech Systems and Savoy Computing Services.


Cheshire-based Bestech designed the Sam software with the goal of helping to reduce time and enhance data accuracy during bridge design analysis.


Kent-based Savoy builds technologies to examine the movements of vehicles and aircraft as well as use various AutoCAD applications for deisgning parking areas and roundabouts.