Design

Studies Show Cloud-Based Model Coordination Reduces Rework

There was a time when digital designs and project models resided on individual desktop computers or servers. Back then, sharing models with anyone outside the office was especially challenging. Building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) managers were responsible…

Four Benefits of Machine Learning for Construction Projects

Despite it being part of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning in construction is not as futuristic as some people may think. And while there are those in the construction industry who are hesitant to embrace machine learning, it has…

Five Technologies Revolutionizing Construction

This article was originally featured on the Applied Software Blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Construction companies that want to stay competitive need to stay on top of the latest in technology trends and high-tech construction…

Three Ways BIM is Revolutionizing AEC

This article is based on an original piece by Carol Dunn that was published on the Applied Software Blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. Some of us remember the years when drawings were laid out by…

5 Things Vault Workgroup Users Need to Know

This article was originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Autodesk has announced the retirement of Vault Workgroup. This means that new versions of the solution will no longer be released, and…

Manufacture

NSF-Backed HAMMER Center to Prepare Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies and Workforce

The U.S. is historically known for making grand things. This country built the Hoover Dam, constructed the Golden Gate Bridge, and even invented the mass-manufactured automobile. Our nation’s ability to manufacture quality products at incredible rates even helped turn the…

An Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) are two terms that you may not hear too often. Chances are you are already following these processes in some way or form but just are not calling them PLM or…

New US Center to Drive Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

In June of this year, the Automation Alley, in collaboration with World Economic Forum (the Forum) launched the first thematic Center on Advanced Manufacturing in the United States to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Centres for the 4th…

Five Benefits of Product Data Management (PDM)

This article is part of a larger piece originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.…

Is the Military Ready to Embrace Additive Manufacturing?

In our last article on the GoveDesignHub (GDH), we sat down with Dr. Samantha McBirney, an engineer at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the benefits the Department of Defense (DoD) would receive from embracing additive manufacturing. Ultimately, we concluded that…

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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