What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 for Govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases.

First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a subscription to AutoCAD 2020, you’ll get industry-specific toolsets; improved workflows across all your devices – web, mobile, and desktop; and new integrations with cloud storage vendors.

Here’s a round-up of what’s new.

LiDAR Reveals Hidden Mayan “Megalopolis” Blowing Minds and Old-School Thinking

Archeological surveys in untouched areas are tricky at the best of times. Vegetation and trees must be disturbed, heavy equipment is brought in, and the results can still prove inconclusive or fruitless.

But thanks to laser technology, that’s all changing. LiDAR (aka Light Detection and Ranging technology) is helping archeologists champion scientific research without disturbing the natural habitat.

Are Your Features Really Your Requirements?

Adaptive brake lights are a great feature hampered by the fact that the real audience doesn't know it exists and doesn't know how to interpret it - expertly specified, elegantly executed, completely useless. How did this get from need to requirement to execution, yet turn out so badly? For obvious reasons, my mind went immediately to my 10+ years of system operations experience, supporting web applications.