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January 15, 2018
5 Ways your Move to a BIM Workflow Pays Off for Government premium
Perhaps you’re considering BIM for your next agency or department’s next building, facilities management, or civil infrastructure project. But what’s the best way to make sure you get full value from your investment in BIM? While BIM is a process and not software, and the shift from CAD to BIM involves changes that go beyond […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
4 Inefficiency Traps that Civil Infrastructure Teams Need to Escape from in 2018 premium
Urban development is a big challenge for governments and project owners. Urbanization, combined with overall population growth, could add another 2.5 billion to the world’s urban centers by 2050. For the infrastructure sector, this means providing the essential utilities and transportation systems to support these dense over-crowded areas – while doing more with less. Technology […]
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December 13, 2017
Best Practices for Rolling Out New CAD Software premium
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 […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
April 10, 2017
Why your Agency Needs to Ditch Windows Explorer and Disk Drives for Design and Engineering Data Management premium
If you’re like most designers, engineers, or CAD managers, you probably rely on Windows Explorer and mapped network drives to manage and store project files. For instance, you may have one drive for design data, another for admin, another for permits, and so on. While it’s been the way you’ve done things for years, this […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
February 28, 2017
Why Transportation System Design Needs to Move Beyond Traditional CAD premium
It always blows my mind when I talk to designers and engineers who are still using CAD, even Microsoft Visio, for engineering and design work. But when it comes to designing future transportation systems, where complex workflows, tight budgets, and multiple stakeholders complicate project success, CAD simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Why? Drew Olsen, writing […]
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Government Writer
February 13, 2017
[Resource] How to Be a Better CAD Manager premium
CAD managers are an asset to any organization, yet it’s a role that is often hard to pin down and continues to evolve. CAD managers wear many hats. They can fulfil management roles but also take on the role of drafter, IT expert, software procurement, CAD standard enforcement, hiring, and more. Being a CAD manager […]
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Government Writer
December 19, 2016
How to Integrate CAD and BIM Standards for AEC Projects premium
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 […]
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Government Writer
August 31, 2016
Top 10 AutoCAD Hacks from Autodesk University premium
It’s hard to believe it, but AutoCAD is now 34 years old! Which is why you’ll find hundreds of AutoCAD courses at the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) live and online (dating as far back as 2011). Autodesk prides itself on continuously upgrading and enhancing AutoCAD so that it puts users at the forefront of design, […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
July 13, 2016
4 Ways to Brush Up on your Digital Design Skills this Summer premium
The dog days of summer are officially here. So what better time to brush up on your digital design skills. Here are some options for getting ahead of the curve this summer. Autodesk University Online Did you know Autodesk University (AU) offers free training year-round? These virtual classes include a useful combination of hands-on design […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
August 5, 2015
Summer CAD School – 8 Free Online Training Resources for Govies premium
The dog days of summer have arrived and what perfect time than to grab 5, 30 or even 60 minutes to brush up on your CAD skills. Whatever your discipline, staying ahead of the curve is essential, but with tight government budgets training isn’t always that easy to come by. Good news! We’ve put together […]
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