[On Demand] 5 Must-See Infrastructure Classes from Autodesk University 2017

Did you make it to Autodesk University (AU) this year? There was a great deal of buzz about infrastructure and the ways in which, in the words of Autodesk’s Theo Agelopoulos, “we can develop more sustainable and resilient infrastructure yet optimize their operations and longevity”.

But there were also some great breakout sessions on all things civil infrastructure design, engineering, and construction – many of which are now available to view online, for free!

How Autodesk Upgrade Policy Changes Affect Government Users

If you’re a user of Autodesk software, listen up. As of February 1, 2015, your options for upgrading that software to the latest release are changing. To learn more about the upgrade changes, who it impacts, and what your options are, download How Autodesk Upgrade Policy Changes Affect Government Users.

In the past, Autodesk customers enjoyed discounted pricing on new releases, making upgrades a relatively accessible option. However, starting next year, these upgrade discounts are going away.

Windows 8 Tablets – The Ideal Solution For Utilities

Apple created the consumer tablet industry with its revolutionary iPad and then dominated the market with the brilliant introduction of its AppStore and the integration of iTunes.

Google responded with the open source Android operating system and has gradually gained market share. Without an effective alternative from Microsoft, the iPad and Android based tablets gradually gained momentum in the commercial market despite the security and integration problems they created for IT staff.

Need More Time? You got It! [acronym] Public Sector CAD Awards Deadline Extended

Who doesn’t need more time these days? Well, we’ve listened to your feedback and have extended the deadline for the [acronym] Magazine Public Sector CAD Awards. Thanks for all the entries so far! If you haven’t submitted your nomination you now have until October 14 to enter. What are the [acronym] Magazine CAD Awards?

How one Florida County Transformed its Permit Review Process giving Visibility to All Involved

In government, as in business, “streamlining business processes” has become essential to improving efficiency, while saving money. However, you may not think to look to Autodesk – the go-to innovators of AutoCAD, Map 3D, and so on – when it comes to managing non-design related processes. That’s where you’d be wrong. In fact, a growing number of state and local government departments are turning to Autodesk’s workflow management tool, Buzzsaw, to help them automate once arduous and paperwork intensive processes. Take for example Southwest Florida’s Manatee County Government, whose building and planning department manages building permits and land development applications for the country’s growing population.