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Today’s digital design solutions are increasingly powerful tools that can simplify the AEC project lifecycle. But, they’re not the only new, innovative tools helping people that make things for the government operate more effectively and efficiently. Other cutting edge technologies…

What’s New in Revit 2020 for Govies

Autodesk’s rollout of its 2020 software releases continues! Last month I introduced What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 for Govies, and we continue with a breakdown of what’s new in Autodesk Revit 2020. Revit plays a critical role in enabling the…

Why Government Users Should Move to BIM

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries have realized the benefits of moving from CAD solutions to the more advanced, more capable Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions that are now available on the market. Today, BIM is becoming increasing relied…

Synergis University an opportunity for Autodesk users to stay ahead of the curve

New technologies have revolutionized the way that Autodesk users design, construct and manufacture things for the government. These new developments – from additive manufacturing to drones for reality capture – are making AEC and manufacturing processes better and faster. But…

Diving deeper into AutoCAD 2020

In a recent post on the GovDesignHub, Caron Beesley wrote a nice overview of the features inside of AutoCAD 2020 – I’m going to dive deeper into the features as seen through the eyes of an AutoCAD power user.   While…

How BIM makes the IPD model possible – a Q&A with BuroHappold

Not all Ivy League schools have massive endowments and bank accounts. Some have to get more creative when looking to build new facilities on a budget – or simply embrace innovative new approaches to design and construction. And that’s exactly…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2020 for govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases. First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a…

A cure for America’s aging infrastructure problem

It’s no secret that U.S. infrastructure is aging. Consistently low scores on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card (a D+ in 2017 – the same grade the U.S. received in 2013) show a nation struggling to…

TrueScan3D: Using drones, laser scanning and Infraworks to cut surveying time

Developing a detailed model is an important early step in any construction project. Creating that realistic, and meticulously accurate model of a project not only uncovers potential project issues that might have been missed in earlier, rougher sketches, but also…

Kickstarting BIM – five tips for a successful implementation

You’ve decided to make the move to BIM – you have (nearly) everybody on board.  So where do you begin?   Making such a shift in process, and probably software, can be very daunting.   Thankfully you don’t have to jump in…