Best Practices in 3D Design from the Wisconsin DOT

The next time you’re on the highway, take a moment to consider all the features along the road that had to be built to get you from Point A to Point B: there’s the guard rails, the slope off of…

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.…

Lynn Allen Explains the Top Six Trends for the AEC Industry

This is the Era of Connection. Today, everything is network-enabled and Internet-connected, from smart doorbells to fitness trackers, and this technology isn’t likely to slow down. By 2020, Cisco estimates that there will be more than 24 million devices connected…

AutoCAD Layer tips and tricks

Did you know that the AutoCAD Layer Command is the 3rd most frequently used command in AutoCAD? That should come as no surprise since we are constantly switching from one current layer to another, or manipulating objects via layers.  An…

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…

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…

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…