The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”.
Making the move to AutoCAD Civil 3D is a big step up for many agencies and public sector teams. Whether you’re coming off using Land Desktop or AutoCAD for your civil infrastructure projects, Civil 3D can seem like a daunting leap forward, despite the many benefits the software brings in terms of greater efficiencies, long-term cost-savings, and reduced errors. It’s something we often hear from our government clients.
We frequently write about BIM principles, use cases and best practices here on the DLT blog, but one area that often goes neglected in BIM are the soft skills or people skills. What is the role of a BIM manager anyway? How can you better achieve your project goals as design technology managers or support your personnel?
It’s that time again. Autodesk University (AU) is fast approaching. This year’s in Las Vegas takes place November 14-16th. There’s still time to get savings off AU passes, if you haven’t locked down your spot yet, our sneak peek into what’s happening at AU 2017 may just tempt you!
Autodesk University (AU) is a great event for anyone looking to explore new innovations in digital design or brush up on their software skills. But not all public sector organizations have the budget to send their CAD teams to AU. No problem! AU has assembled a catalog of on-demand sessions that you can watch for free. You can also download the presentations, workbooks, and transcripts to keep by your side as you explore what you’ve learned.
Has your agency or organization’s AEC project taken Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the next level? Now’s your chance to showcase your innovation with your peers via the Autodesk 2017 AEC Excellence Awards.
You can enter up to five projects among four categories: Infrastructure, Building, Construction, and Sustainability.
Looking to improve the look of your Revit presentations? Revit includes some powerful out-of-the box graphic features such to render and make your drawings looks great. Many of these use non-Revit-like presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
Not using them yet? Check out this online session from Autodesk University in which Steven Shell, co-founder and chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group offers tips, tricks and techniques for making your drawings look great.
Thanks to the increase in frequency of digital design data exchange between public sector agencies and outside firms, the adoption of CAD standards has grown exponentially in recent years.
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?