What is a Master Government Aggregator? – a Q&A with DLT

Earlier this week, government IT solutions provider, DLT, announced they were selected as the “Master Government Aggregator” for 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software leader, Autodesk. The software tools provided by Autodesk are essential for many government uses and missions:…

How to get started with generative design for AEC

Generative design is something we often associate with manufacturing or product development, but an interesting session from Autodesk University 2018, presented by Kean Walmsley, a Platform Architect & Evangelist with Autodesk Research, shows how AEC projects are also pushing the…

More AutoCAD Layer Tips and Tricks for Maximum Productivity!

As mentioned last month, there are only two features in AutoCAD used more frequently than Layers.  For the record, those other two features are Undo (sadly) and zooming/panning (which were lumped together into one feature.)  Let’s continue down the road…

Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected to further digitize construction workflows

Autodesk made further strides into its quest to empower the technological transformation of the construction industry with its recent acquisition of BuildingConnected – a leader in preconstruction tools that help building owners and contractors streamline their operations and communicate better.…

Express yourself using expressions in Civil 3D

Expressions in Autodesk Civil 3D have been around since the beginning of time……Civil 3D time!  However, I don’t think people utilize expressions to their full capabilities, or even at all.  I’ve heard of some pretty cool ways people are using…

How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…

How BIM made the UVA Hospital expansion possible – a Q&A with Skanska

On the first day of this year’s Autodesk University Conference, AEC Excellence Awards were handed out to the infrastructure design, building design, and construction projects that utilized technology in innovative ways to evolve and redefine the design and construction process.…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…

10 “can’t miss” infrastructure sessions from Autodesk University 2018 – now on-demand

If you couldn’t attend Autodesk University (AU) 2018, not to worry, hundreds of the sessions are now available to view on-demand, for free. For govies on tight budgets, this is great news. Even better, many of them sessions, particularly those…

PlanGrid brings needed disruption to construction industry

When you think about the industries that are on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations, the construction industry is not likely the first to enter your mind. In fact, the construction industry has often been hesitant to change…