AutoCAD 2023 – What’s new and exciting?

The number 5 has a lot of significance. Humans have 5 senses, 5 fingers on each hand, 5 toes on each foot, basketball games are comprised of 5 players on each team, there are 5 vowels in the English alphabet…

iOFFICE + SpaceIQ on how Autodesk alliance optimizes post-handover operations

When examining the lifecycle of a design and construction project, it would be misleading to say a building or space asset is “finished” once handed over to an owner-operator or facility manager. In fact – according to iOFFICE + SpaceIQ’s…

Autodesk’s strategic investment in iOFFICE + SpaceIQ to maximize building asset value and efficiency

iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, a leader in the digital transformation of workplace and asset management, recently announced a strategic investment by Autodesk. The investment, which follows the recent combination of iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, will provide integrated solutions that give businesses unequaled…

Autodesk on keeping open data at the heart of the AEC digital revolution

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, government agencies and AEC professionals were forced to digitize their processes, which ultimately led to a fundamental shift in how the industry approaches and understands project lifecycles. With no signs that the industry…

The power of Autodesk Forge—Three key takeaways from Autodesk University 2021

In the government manufacturing, construction, and design world, innovation isn’t hindered by a lack of creativity or ideas. Any manufacturing or architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professional can attest that the challenge is found in executing upon those ideas, especially…

Autodesk Inventor—How to quantify in BOM

In our previous posts on the GovDesignHub, we talked about what is Inventor Bill of Materials, showed you how to view BOM and what structure types of BOM are.  Today, we will talk about how to quantify in BOM. Inventor BOM…

How digital twins are paving the way for AEC digital transformation

Digital twin technology has the potential to be a game changer in how government construction and design professionals approach the AEC lifecycle. But according to Autodesk’s Senior Director and General Manager, Robert “Bob” Bray, “If you ask ten people what…

Four ways that common data platforms are the future of connected construction

Though common data platforms (CDP) are not new on the government construction scene, they are certainly proving to be one of the most effective and innovative drivers enabling more connected and efficient construction sites. Gone are the days of teams…

Innovative Panama Cruise Port wins AEC 2020 finalist recognition

Large infrastructure projects are always difficult to design and complete. There are multiple different stakeholders – from local planning boards and commissions to local businesses to the general public – that want a say in the design, how the space…

Generative design’s windfall via AI

Humans are great. But humans aren’t terrifically suited to exploring every conceivable option in a matter of seconds when it comes to problem-solving. We are bound by our knowledge, experiences, energy, and time. AI, on the other hand, is only…