Autodesk and Transcend Sign MOU to Accelerate the Generative Design of Critical Infrastructure

The collaboration aims to streamline the capital planning process for vertical assets in the water & wastewater industry

October 25th, 2022

Autodesk, a leading software provider for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, product design, and media and entertainment industries, and Transcend, a provider of generative design SaaS tools for built Infrastructure through the Transcend Design Generator (“TDG”), formally announce a strategic partnership to create a world where critical infrastructure and vertical assets are rapidly designed in an effective, sustainable, and accurate manner.

Through this collaboration, Autodesk and Transcend intend to demonstrate the power of generative design to break down walls in the capital planning process for water and wastewater facilities, enabling Utilities/Asset Owners, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Engineering Service Providers (ESPs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to assess more design options and get to a better and more accurate answer (I.e., CAPEX, OPEX or Carbon Footprint) In 90% less time than using traditional, manual design methods and processes.

“Transcend’s mission is to leverage generative design software to speed up the development of sustainable infrastructure in order to fight climate change and positively impact people’s lives,.” said Ari Raivetz, CEO of Transcend.  “Autodesk offers some of the best advanced engineering tools in the industry. By more closely integrating TDG with these products, this cooperation will make tools like 3D Models, Smart P&IDs, and Digital Twins easily accessible to a wide range of Asset Owners, EPCs, ESPs, and OEMs.”

Autodesk customers and other users working with the TDG can automatically generate complete, accurate conceptual designs for a variety of water and wastewater treatment facilities Including editable design documents that are native to Autodesk products including AutoCAD®, and Revit®).

“Transcend offers Autodesk water and wastewater treatment plant customers the power of generative design by automating the design phase, allowing designers to run multiple design solutions in hours, reuse those outputs as starting points for detailed design, and ensure consistency along the project lifecycle,” said Carolina Venegas Martinez, Senior Industry Strategy Manager at Autodesk. “Our partnership will help create a world where rapidly assessing numerous design scenarios is possible in every capital planning process to better support our critical water infrastructure.”

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit or follow us at @autodesk

Transcend is a B2B Software-as-a-Service company focused on design and engineering automation for built infrastructure. Their product, the Transcend Design Generator (“TDG”), integrates process, mechanical, structural, electrical, civil, and architectural design disciplines into a hosted cloud-based software and generative design platform that permits users to input data and automatically generate a preliminary engineering design for critical infrastructure projects and vertical assets, including automatic generation of a wide variety of engineering documents and files. For more information, visit them at, or follow them on LinkedIn at


Technology Providers & OEMs Technology Providers & OEMs

TDG rapidly generates accurate budgetary proposals to help suppliers bid more, win more, and sell more.

Asset Owners and Utilities Asset Owners and Utilities

TDG streamlines the capital planning and conceptual design processes to accelerate project timelines and deliver better outcomes.

EPCs, AECs, and Consultants EPCs, AECs, and Consultants

TDG enables engineering firms to deliver more value to their clients & increase competitiveness.

Individuals Individuals

TDG works for individual engineers who want to grow their business and reduce their non-billable time.

Academic Academic

Transcend supports students and professors around the world to incorporate TDG into their curriculum.


Articles Articles

Read posts written by Transcend team members sharing their points of view on the company mission, vision, and products.

Webinars Webinars

Watch on-demand webinars like Transcend’s popular ‘How To’ series.

Case studies Case studies

Understand how Transcend’s customers are utilizing TDG to bring more value to their customers and grow their businesses.


View a list of the questions we are most frequently asked about our company and our software

Transcend tools Transcend tools

Access a number of tools Transcend has developed to help engineers and industry professionals take back their time.

Security Security

Learn more about Transcend’s security practices


Water and Wastewater Water and Wastewater

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of water & wastewater treatment facilities by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering field.

Power Power

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of T&D assets by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering discipline.