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Autodesk aids restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral

The public establishment dedicated to the restoration of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral has partnered with Autodesk to aid in the repair works.

Autodesk will contribute design and construction technology solutions, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) support, an intelligent data and geometry 3D modelling process, and technical expertise for the project.

The use of BIM can create a historical digital record for increased resiliency for future events and restoration.

The Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral restoration works will use cloud collaboration and rely on a common data environment to serve as a central repository for all project information, meaning all permitted stakeholders may have access to the latest data and plans.

Data created using reality capture technologies prior to the fire enabled Autodesk to create a 3D BIM model of the Notre-Dame Cathedral as it existed before the catastrophic event. Autodesk then used recent reality capture scans to create 3D models post-fire for comparison.

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Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, President of the public establishment dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, thanked Autodesk for supporting the rebirth of Paris Notre-Dame Cathedral.

“Using digital technologies designed for the supervision and management of the restoration site is essential for the public institution,” Georgelin said.

“Thanks to Autodesk’s patronage, the use of cutting-edge design and construction technologies and BIM, are being leveraged to help prepare for the reopening of the cathedral, and to once again welcome both pilgrims and visitors.”

Autodesk Vice President of Business Strategy for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Design Solutions Nicolas Mangon said the company is humbled to participate in the restoration and future preservation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral

“Since the devastating fire two years ago, we have provided funding and technology to support the effort through the French Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation) and this announcement reinforces our commitment,” Mangon said.

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