July 12, 2017
[Now On-Demand] How to Handle Each Phase of a Challenging Roadway Project premium
As BIM gains ground in transportation infrastructure, with 52% of contractors now deploying it in their projects, BIM is fast becoming a “must-have” – reducing risk and waste, and enabling a more responsible way to design, build, operate and maintain roads, bridges, and more. But how does that translate to the nuts and bolts of […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
April 11, 2017
[Webinar Series] Handling the Phases of a Challenging Roadway Project – Soup to Nuts! premium
City and county infrastructure designers and civil engineers won’t want to miss this unique webinar series taking place every Tuesday through May 2017. Join a host of familiar Autodesk faces as they walkthrough the phases of a challenging roadway project. From gathering data about the existing situation, producing a project concept, moving that concept to […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
March 7, 2017
Understanding and Overcoming the Obstacles to Airport Design premium
If you’re in the business of airport design and engineering, you may want to check out this class from Autodesk University (now available on demand for free). Presented by Creg Dieziger, a senior civil engineer designer with Morrison-Maierle and 28-year veteran in the civil engineering field. Creg shows how several tools from the Autodesk “toolbox […]
Government Writer
October 11, 2016
How BIM Can Help with Engineering Design Data for Utilities premium
BIM, a process for creating and using a 3D intelligent model for planning, designing, building, and managing infrastructure, is used across multiple industries to get accessible and actionable insight throughout project lifecycles. BIM improves coordination, creates and delivers intelligent models, and reduces rework and material waste. Since utilities drive some of the largest construction budgets, […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
December 9, 2014
The Internet of Things is at Work in Our Cities this Winter premium
The “Internet of Things” – it’s everywhere right now! The “Internet of Things” or IoT, for short, refers to the next evolution of the internet when everyday objects are networked to the web and each other. Smart watches, connected cars, appliances, houses, and more – very soon every physical thing will be accessible through the […]
October 17, 2014
GIS at the Heart of the Best Government Websites of 2014 premium
Government Technology recently announced its 2014 Best of the Web Awards a joint project with e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, which highlights the public sector’s evolving capabilities on the web. State, local and county websites were judged based on several criteria – innovation, usefulness, and efficiency. While open source, cloud, responsive design and even gamified elements, caught […]
August 7, 2014
How to Bring ESRI GIS Data into Map 3D or Civil 3D premium
Do you with work with GIS data in ESRI’s MDB or GDB file formats? Autodesk has noticed that many of its government users are, which is why they want you know that AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D allows you to import this data. To connect with an ESRI personal or file geodatabase you’ll need […]
July 2, 2014
Las Vegas Valley Water District’s 10 Year Love Affair with GIS and 3D premium
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) operates one of the most automated water systems in the U.S. But it wasn’t always that way. LVVWD started life as an engineering firm responsible for designing a water system that delivered clean, affordable water to the people of Las Vegas. This huge endeavor involved the design of […]
June 10, 2014
3 Major Ways Transportation Agencies Are Using Google Solutions premium
When you’re responsible for managing transportation infrastructure, field personnel and vehicles, having up-to-date information about locations and status is mission critical. To optimize resource coordination, central operations must be able to pinpoint infrastructure, assets, and employees. And communication channels must be strong to keep field workers and headquarters staff on the same page. Here’s just […]
April 17, 2014
CAD News & Tips for Govies 4/17 premium
CAD News & Tips for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, tips, events, and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: How to Get from Paper to CAD in 2 Minutes with Vectorize It Vectorize It […]