AutoCAD Raster Design has been available to purchase for a number of years, however with this now being included in the standard suites, if you do receive or still have a need to convert raster based drawings into vector then you now have a tool to help achieve this included in the box.
See here for an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Wg6BOOS2c
Autodesk Recap is a new application that gives the user the flexibility to combine, filter, navigate and annotate point cloud data.
If you’ve already used point cloud information within 2013 versions of Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk AutoCAD you will notice in the 2014 that we no longer directly read in the native point cloud data such as those generated from Faro, Lieca or any of the other scanner vendors. The reason for this is, you can now process these point clouds via Autodesk Recap, which will allow a user to combine multiple files, filter noise, remove unwanted points, set units and co-ordinate systems, visualise and analyse (such as elevation or intensity) and a whole host more.
See here for an overview with Factory Design Suite.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyrhXux5YCE
A significant change for users of Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium is that it now includes Autodesk Inventor Professional . All the simulation tools such as FEA and Dynamic Simulation plus mold tool design and plastic fill analysis are now available to these users.
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate now includes Autodesk Navisworks Manage, giving you the capability to run clash detections with aggregated data from a variety of sources including point cloud information.
Posted by Andy Roe