San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk,pubisher of 2D and 3D design and engineering software, recently announced the availability of its BIM Deployment Plan: A Practical Framework for Implementing BIM, a new web-accessible resource for building industry professionals. Aimed at all AEC stake-holders, including owners, architects, engineers, and contractors, the free guide includes support materials and a framework based on real-world applications of building information modeling (BIM). Tools offered include templates to help manage multi-discipline communications within a BIM project, as well as suggestions for the roles and responsibilities of each party in a BIM process-based project, best business process examples, and suggested software to support an effective BIM environment.