How to Use Your AutoCAD Details as you Transition to Revit

Article originally posted to GovDesignHub here.

If you’ve made the move from AutoCAD to Revit, congratulations. But what do you do with that huge library of details that you amassed over years of working on CAD projects? As you transition to Revit, recreating AutoCAD details is a hassle and trashing them is out of the question.

The good news is, you can use details right in your Revit project – straight from AutoCAD.

Experts Share Their First Impressions of Civil 3D 2019 Software

Civil 3D 2019 is here. But what’s new and should you make the upgrade? Look out for webinars, blogs and insights from the civil community in the coming weeks that will no doubt make the case for the 2019 release. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a quick digest of what’s new and notable, we’ve pulled together thoughts and appreciations from a couple of industry experts who’ve already had a sneak peek at Civil 3D 2019.

Here’s what they’re telling us:

Civil 3D 2019 – “Things I Appreciate Out of the Gate”:

Best Practices for Rolling Out New CAD Software

It doesn’t matter whether you work in the federal, state or local government, rolling out any new software to your workforce can be a challenge. This is especially true of CAD software. Oftentimes, a department may upgrade from AutoCAD to a discipline-specific tool like AutoCAD Civil 3D or Revit, or depart radically from an old way of doing things with new software.

Team leads or CAD managers face several challenges. Standards must be reviewed and modified, staff must be trained, trial projects must be identified, and user/management expectations met.

Are You Ready for Infrastructure Reimagined?

Did you love “BIM on the Rocks”, Autodesk’s blog dedicated to all things infrastructure design/build/management? Alas, as of August 31st, it’s no more. Before you grab your Kleenex, take a look at the new kid on the blog – Infrastructure Reimagined.

Infrastructure Reimagined takes over from where BIM on the Rocks blog left off. Launched in June of this year, this new site is more of a slick resource hub than a regular blog feed. Easy-to-navigate, whatever your specialty or interest, the site is worth a bookmark.

How to Make Your Revit Investment Work Harder

Even if you’ve made the move to Building Information Modeling and are experiencing the benefits of BIM, have you ever thought “there’s got to be a better way to manage project team collaboration?” The success of a BIM project comes back to the basics of communication and information sharing.

Autodesk has produced a new eBook –  a definitive guide to cloud-connected design collaboration – that provides the information you need on:

5 “Must-Watch” InfraWorks 360 Classes from Autodesk University

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.

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Revit Drawings and Presentations Look Great

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.