Design

Autodesk examines how the strategic alliance with iOFFICE + SpaceIQ benefits owner-operators

In a previous post on the GovDesignHub, we caught up with Nick Stefanidakis, General Manager at iOFFICE + SpaceIQ—a leading facilities management solutions provider, to discuss the announcement of his company’s recent strategic alliance with Autodesk and the value the…

Autodesk Construction Cloud: What general contractors need to know

General contractors are often considered the heart of a construction project. In a single project, they are responsible for bidding on contracts, confirming subcontractors, applying for building permits, hiring personnel, securing property, providing temporary utilities on-site, and providing site surveying,…

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…

Civil 3D 2023 – What’s new and exciting? Part II

Last week in Part I of “Civil 3D 2023—What’s new and exciting?”, we explored the new performance enhancements, corridor modeling updates, and drawing transformation improvements. In Part II of our series, we will examine how Autodesk has updated Civil 3D’s…

Manufacture

Boeing Defense on the role advanced manufacturing is playing in the production of its WGS-11+ satellite

One of the most critical resources that almost every modern, warfighting capability relies on is connectivity. In austere terrains or off-grid environments where traditional, terrestrial networks do not exist, satellite connectivity has emerged as the primary solution that the U.S.…

3 ways additive manufacturing and digital twins are transforming Air Force and Space Force supply chains

At the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, finding innovative and modernized processes to design, manufacture, and maintain their critical assets and weapons systems is a top priority. In fact, the mantra, “Accelerate change, or lose,” has become an unofficial…

Draper on the benefits additive manufacturing is delivering to the U.S. military

While each branch and organization that comprises the U.S. military is responsible for different domains and face different challenges, there is one challenge that every branch faces – the expensive and slow process of developing, maintaining, and repairing critical military…

The past, present, and future of subtractive manufacturing

*This article was originally published on KETIV’s official blog. Subtractive manufacturing has long been a foundation of modern industrial production—but that doesn’t mean it’s old school. Tools, processes, and possibilities have been evolving to keep pace with the needs of…

Construction safety – Five statistics everyone in the industry should know

Safety is fundamental to the success of construction projects and construction firms as a whole. What does it take to make a project safe? It requires regular training, relevant safety programs, and a cultural commitment to safety at both organizational…

Visualize

People, processes, and platforms – three keys for AEC digital transformation

People. Process. Platform. These are the three P’s of digitization according to Accenture and Industry X’s Principal Director, Stephen Pester. And though research from Accenture shows that 90 percent of companies in the construction industry are investing in digital transformation,…

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…

How to Simplify Models in Inventor Professional 2022

Inventor 2022 introduced the Simplify tool as the revamped and streamlined version of the Shrinkwrap tool. This gave the same benefits and functionality as the Shrinkwrap tool, but in a much more streamlined form. With these new improvements and added features,…

Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor and How to Install It

What is Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor? We often overlook just how crucial 3D modeling is to the manufacturing industry. 3D modeling provides us with a virtual representation of what our final design will be once it is manufactured. Often,…

Autodesk Inventor – Bill of Materials vs Parts Lists

It can often be confusing to understand the Bill of Materials that are in Inventor Assemblies and Parts Lists that are in drawings. The two are related but are not the same thing. The Bill of Materials inside Assembly is considered the master…

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