Monthly AUD Tips & Tricks – AUD 8.0 and ModelMap Configurator

This is a monthly webinar series based on topics submitted by AUD users. SBS will work with the selected customer to present tips and tricks for implementing their requested topic.

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…

How automation can make drone surveying a reality for government users

As we’ve discussed previously on the GovDesignHub, drone surveying can enable government organizations realize tremendous cost savings in contrast to traditional surveying methods. That’s because drones allow users to rapidly capture accurate, bird’s eye imaging that simply wasn’t possible before…

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…

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…

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…

The connected jobsite: delivering the right information at the right time

From schools to hospitals, intersections to bridges, public sector construction projects can’t afford to be delivered late, over-budget, or entail costly rework. Yet, too often, they do – and the reason is usually down to a lack of communication between…

The pros and cons of LiDAR for capturing existing conditions

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies out there, the next question is usually “which tool is best for the job?”…

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 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,…