Product Marketing Manager, Gabrielle Friedly, reports that the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Services Department (ESD) is using Autodesk Design Review to enhance DWF publishing capabilities. Now, when non-CAD users need to review infrastructure or utility drawings, they open a DWF file of the design in Autodesk Design Review and mark it up digitally. CAD users then overlay the comments on the original design in Autodesk Map 3D, Autodesk Civil 3D, or Autodesk Land Desktop.
According to Richard Johnson, the ESD’s business team lead for information services: “With Autodesk Design Review, we don’t have to rely on paper or buy design software licenses just to mark up designs. We prefer it to paper and PDF because DWF supports spatial data better. As reviewers zoom in and out of infrastructure documentation, the information is more accurately geo-referenced.” It's always great to hear from customers who have gone beyond the paper.