Long time partners, Autodesk Inc. and Vela Systems have coupled. Autodesk representatives hope Vela's cloud and mobile products will add extended versatility to BIM in the field—delivering modeling information directly to job sites.


"Everyone is excited about continuing to build great momentum in the partnership to drive field management in the industry," says Josh Kanner of Vela. 

"If you can’t get that rich data into the field, at the point of construction, you are leaving out the critical ‘last 100 yards’ in the process," says Amar Hanspal, the senior VP of information modeling at Autodesk. 

 “I feel like a surfer who has caught the perfect wave," an Autodesk executive told ENR. 
Terms of the acquisition have yet to be released.