Taking Technology to the Next Level

Advanced Solutions' Tech Talks are educational webinars offered and hosted exclusively by one of our Autodesk Certified Instructors. Tech Talks cover a wide variety of topics for the architecture, engineering, construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries.  These one hour sessions take the technology beyond typical software instruction allowing users to streamline processes with simple enhancements and get the most out of their technology investment.

Check out Advanced Solutions’ upcoming Tech Talks.

How to Integrate CAD and BIM Standards for AEC Projects

If you thought BIM was going to eclipse CAD in the AEC world, think again. Even with the growing adoption of Revit, CAD is still being used on a lot of projects. So CAD folks and BIM folks need to learn to get along – capitalizing on BIM tools while making sure any AutoCAD 2D-based work is completed correctly.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. Ensuring your CAD files are compatible with Revit can be challenging. So where do you start?

Storing Big Data: New Technology Helps Organize and Protect Agencies’ Electronic Information

New standards and technologies in the Information Age have given architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms both new benefits and challenges. For instance, when the General Services Administration mandated that all government projects must be designed electronically using building information modeling (BIM), the industry began experiencing a number of benefits in building quality. However, the same standard means that significantly higher volumes of electronic data is now created and must be managed.

Autodesk Employees Volunteer with KnowledgeWell to Help Preserve Historic Kosrae Using Reality Capture Software and BIM

Kosrae, an island in the South Pacific located between Guam and the Hawaiian Islands, was settled as early as 1250. But much of the island’s rich history is unknown by the people who live there, as well as the handful of scuba divers who visit annually to explore the pristine coral reefs surrounding the island.

Riviera Beach Cuts Costs, Increases Efficiency with Civil 3D

In Palm Beach County, Fla., the city of Riviera Beach is a growing harbor city with a population of 35,000. The city’s Department of Community Development, which is responsible for planning and zoning, building and engineering, has worked for several years to perform annual roadway restoration or reconstruction projects in an economically depressed part of town, aiming to improve property values and develop a new sense of community for the residents. The department has undertaken these roadway projects with the help of funds from federal Community Development Block Grants, and until recently, it has been forced to outsource much of the design work to consultants. But in 2007, the city adopted AutoCAD Civil 3D software, which has allowed it to take the work in-house, cutting costs and allocating internal resources more effectively.

Follow the Lead with LEED

With eco-friendly practices being a preference all around the world in every industry - state, local, and federal government should be setting the example to achieve energy cost-saving tactics in their facilities, communities, and environment. According to epa.gov, “Energy used by commercial and industrial buildings in the United States is responsible for nearly 50 percent of our national emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to global climate change.”

Improving Air Quality in Pohnpei – Volunteers and Civil 3D Fix an Environmental Need

This is the third in a series of blogs that shares the extraordinary and sometimes life-changing stories and experiences of a group of CAD, AEC, GIS and BIM experts who have chosen to share their knowledge with under-served communities and nations. These volunteers work hand-in-hand with KnowledgeWell, a non-profit organization whose goal is to transform the barriers faced by under-resourced nations into opportunities for successful business enterprise and public sector programs. From Moscow to Micronesia and beyond, KnowledgeWell helps these communities to become more self-sufficient, increase their visibility in the global marketplace and create awareness of sustainable, environmentally friendly business practices.