Design

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…

The impact of coronavirus: what architects can learn from the financial crisis of 2008

Even though I grew up in semi-rural Southwest Missouri, I have always loved cities—their energy, their feeling of connectivity, their history. But, more than anything, I was fascinated by their structures. Because of this, when I was applying for college,…

Model better: the new features in Revit 2021 for architects

Every spring, we at CADD Microsystems get very excited since this is the time of year that Autodesk releases new software. That means new features to dig into that will increase capabilities and improve workflows for our clients. There are…

What could America’s post-COVID-19 infrastructure plan look like?

Infrastructure plans are the hot potato of government politics. No sooner is an idea floated to fix our nation’s D+ grade infrastructure then it’s dropped. However, with a focus on driving economic recovery after the current COVID-19 pandemic is over,…

Build better infrastructure – the new features in Civil 3D 2021

Another release of Civil 3D just became available, just as you probably finished installing the latest 2020 “fix.”   That was somewhat sarcastic, but I do some see much needed improvements to Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 and all other 2021 products. …

Manufacture

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…

LASIMM Demonstrates New Possibilities for Manufacturing Large Metal Parts

Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as  additive and subtractive manufacturing, allow designers and manufacturers to produce components more efficiently and enable the production of new components that could not have been fabricated using legacy methods.  However, there are technical challenges that…

KickStart International Uses Digital Design to Help Small Scale African Farmers

While additive manufacturing techniques can be used for ambitious, large-scale projects like establishing colonies on Mars, using smart digital design and 3D printing can also make a tremendous difference when it’s being used on a smaller scale, but for no…

Invent better – the new features in Autodesk Inventor 2021

It’s that time of the year once again when Autodesk introduces their latest and greatest version of Inventor. The Inventor 2021 release is structured around greater productivity for the end user as well as a more efficient workflow with less…

AI SpaceFactory: How to Become a Space Architect

Who doesn’t want to go to space? The ever-growing list of companies—from SpaceX to Jacobs—would seem to make that answer rather obvious. But that range also gives you a sense of the broad spectrum of technologies and expertise that we…

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The future of government design is in BIM

Government design professionals need to accept the reality that it’s time to start migrating from their CAD solutions to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As we heard from Jose Covarrubias, the BIM/CAD Manager at the Tampa International Airport, the public sector…

Boost your skills and career with Autodesk Certification at AU 2019

Autodesk University (AU) returns to Las Vegas from November 19-21 – and we have some good news. In addition to discounted conference passes now available on GSA Schedule, Autodesk Certification exams are back at AU 2019! All conference passes for…

It’s time to make the move – why an Autodesk subscription makes sense for the government

In February of 2016, Autodesk stopped selling perpetual licenses for its digital design solution and made the decision to follow much of the software industry by moving to a subscription model. This was a change, and – like many changes…

Get the latest on digital design with ProSoft PowerLaunch

Today’s digital design solutions are increasingly powerful tools that can simplify the AEC project lifecycle. But, they’re not the only new, innovative tools helping people that make things for the government operate more effectively and efficiently. Other cutting edge technologies…

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…

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