How CTC productivity tools make the impossible possible for Autodesk users

Earlier this month, it was announced that Applied Technology Group (ATG) – an Autodesk Platinum Partner – would be acquiring CAD Technology Center (CTC). This is the company’s second large acquisition this year – following its acquisition of CADSoft –…

Join Lynn Allen for “The Future of Building (Government) Things”

Cloud computing, mobile technology, and collaboration are changing every aspect of our lives. So much so that it can be hard to keep pace. In the CAD world we’ve seen this change or “era of disruption” before, first with the…

How CAD and BIM are helping Seattle’s public utilities

State, local and municipal governments play many roles and deliver many disparate services for their citizens. However, one of the most overlooked – albeit essential – services that they deliver is the provision of utilities. One of the tools that…

Success – from Design to Manufacturing – Requires Collaboration

It’s easy to forget that the things we use every day like the coffee maker, TV, and car, all started as an idea that was brought to life through design. A concept created a picture, which was transformed into a…

BIM use in the water industry soars as local governments reap benefits

BIM for buildings, BIM for transportation, BIM for facilities management, the ever expanding use cases for BIM is taking the AEC industry by storm. But what about BIM in the water industry for water utility projects like water/wastewater management and…

You CAN (and SHOULD) make the move from AutoCAD to Autodesk Revit

Alright…your department is finally considering the move to BIM because of the myriad of reasons discussed in my previous article.  You understand all the advantages – you realize the world is moving to BIM and don’t want to lag behind. …

What govies can expect at Autodesk University 2018

Autodesk University (AU) 2018 is fast approaching. This year AU will connect 10,000 professionals from AEC, manufacturing, and more, over four days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing from November 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. If you haven’t secured your…

Virtual Energy Audits Promote Conservation Throughout the Government

In an average day, we turn on lights, appliances, and electronics that all consume energy. While leaving your porch light on overnight or bumping your heat up a few degrees might not seem like much, it adds up. In 2017…

Reality capture necessary with the window for infrastructure improvements open

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has faced a significant adversary over the past decade. But we’re not talking about ISIS, or North Korea or any of the adversaries you may be thinking of. We’re talking about budget uncertainty,…

Using technology to design better utility distribution

One of the most important jobs for many state, local and municipal governments involves the distribution of public utilities, which can include power, water, gas and other services necessary to 21st century life. However, the distribution of utilities is becoming…