Upcoming event to focus on the future of making things in government

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area and your job focuses on making things for or on behalf of the government, we have an exciting new event that you’re going to want to know about. On May 8, 2018, technology…

Autodesk’s digital manifesto details an exciting future for construction

Every few decades, new technologies come along that are truly disruptive and revolutionary – capable of shaking up the way we work, live and play. Once these new technologies enter the marketplace, nothing is the same again, as “business as…

Enabling better constituent service with video

Tuesday was officially tax day. Although many Americans – especially those that are on top of things – probably completed and filed their taxes months ago, there are always going to be a sizeable segment of the population that decided…

Is this the strategy we need for rebuilding American manufacturing?

Bolstering the U.S. manufacturing sector is a message that has played into election campaign promises and White House administration policy for decades. The reality is a different story. As The Century Foundation, a nonpartisan think tanks, points out in its…

Learn about the new features and toolsets in AutoCAD 2019

The launch of a new version of your favorite and trusted software product can be frustrating. Changes to the user interface (UI), functionality or capabilities of something you use every day in your professional life can be uncomfortable. However, there…

FCW Market Insights: BIM Poised for Greater Adoption

BIM is gaining wide adoption used across the private sector because of its ability to help eliminate mistakes in the construction process and make the design process easier, more collaborative and more visual. However, despite these benefits, the government has…

Constructing with the Power of Digital

New technologies are entering the marketplace that have the potential to disrupt and improve the way the government designs and constructs buildings and other public works projects. In this “Digital Manifesto,” Autodesk looks at these new technologies and discusses the…

Survey says: U.S. government lagging behind in BIM adoption

Digital transformation is a hot topic across much of the government and its agencies. All aspects of the government – from federal agencies all the way to municipal government organizations – are facing budget cuts, hiring freezes and a lack…

Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2018 Tips and Tricks

A new version of the software that you use everyday in your professional life can be frustrating, especially if there are changes to functionality or user interface. However, updates and changes can also deliver new capabilities and features that can…

Building better with existing conditions modeling

If there’s one thing that every level of government – from federal government, to state government to municipal government – does, it’s build things. Look around your town or city, and you’ll see thousands of examples– from the road you…