Design

Strategies on how to maximize year-end budget

The Government Federal year-end is coming up on 9/30. With the end of Summer and back to school, this date can easily sneak up on you. That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite list of webinars, helpful tips and strategies on…

Autodesk Inventor—The five BOM structure types

In previous posts on the GovDesignHub, we’ve discussed Bills of Materials (BOM), Parts Lists, and data views in Autodesk Inventor. This week, we’ll take a look at the different BOM structure types, and the purpose each one serves. There are five…

Autodesk Inventor – Structured, Parts Only, and Model Data Views in BOM

In a previous post on the GovDesignHub, we examined the difference between a Bill of Materials (BOM) and a Parts List. This week, we take a look at the different data views that are available to view BOM Data. Autodesk Inventor users…

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…

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,…

Manufacture

Safer, Faster, Cheaper – the Importance of the Jointless Hull Program

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we featured an interview with Aaron LaLonde, PhD, a Additive Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert at the United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVCS), about a recently-announced project…

The Jointless Hull Project looks to make “giant” strides with additive manufacturing

In April of this year, it was announced that the U.S. Army would be working with ASTRO America and other industry partners on a truly revolutionary advanced manufacturing program – the Jointless Hull Project. This program involves the development of…

More money saved, less time spent: How additive manufacturing is transforming military supply chains

Upkeep of weapons systems and platforms is one of the top priorities and responsibilities of today’s military supply chain providers. But one challenge that the military is facing, with both modern and legacy systems, is whether to repair or completely…

Scratching the Surface: How Surface Engineering Fills in the Gaps that AM Leaves Behind

Prior to 3D printing’s arrival on the manufacturing scene, the US military supply chain was often met with lengthy and arduous timelines for critical asset production. This not only stalled the manufacture and repair of essential equipment within the military…

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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…

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…

Getting the most out of your Autodesk University 2020 experience

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we asked AEC and advanced manufacturing experts to weigh in on the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) conference. We asked a pool of eight digital design experts to project which trends and topics will…

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