Design

AutoCAD 2022: what’s new and exciting?

Well, it’s here . . . AutoCAD 2022! With it comes some cool new features that I find really exciting. Of course, there are always the performance enhancements to make the software work better. This year these enhancements mainly focus…

Virtual twin – creating something from nothing for the U.S. Air Force

Advanced manufacturing and design present many unique solutions to existing issues. Whether it is through the creation of items formerly too cost-prohibited to be viable, or as a new way to visualize a design, this technology and its impact on…

Data governance – the key to effective workplace management in the age of COVID

Every business collects data of some kind. Small companies may keep customer records in spreadsheets while global organizations use multiple systems to manage everything from HR data, sales, assets, and workplace management.  But having data doesn’t automatically mean the reports…

Award-winning BIM implementation powers the design of the City Rail Link – New Zealand’s most ambitious infrastructure project

Creating a tunnel that connects the largest metropolis in New Zealand is no easy task. The logistics alone require an incredible amount of forethought and planning, and many would shy away from such a commitment. However, Link Alliance, an international…

From Smart Cities to Cost Savings – Why Agencies Should Begin Eating the BIM Elephant

Just last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its report card for America’s infrastructure. This report is released every four years and assigns a grade to multiple different critical infrastructure systems that are essential for driving commerce…

Manufacture

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…

Inventor 2022 – what’s new and exciting?

It is that time of year when Autodesk unveils the newest and most exciting product features. The Inventor 2022 release is designed to give government users more productivity as well as a more reliable workflow with fewer steps. Autodesk is…

Additive manufacturing – the key to new materials necessary for NASA’s next missions

When it comes to exploring space, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Humans have walked on Earth’s moon and landed rovers on Mars. But there is still so much of our own solar system to explore and discover –…

How advanced space manufacturing brings the solar system within reach

When we talk about space exploration almost everything is a first. It’s easy to sound hyperbolic – the longest spacewalk, most time in space, first this, first that. But, it’s usually not exaggeration for impact. Almost everything that humankind does…

Elementum 3D on the advanced materials poised to revolutionize military manufacturing

Often discovery begets more discovery, creativity begets more creativity, and innovation begets more innovation. This is the premise of networking and cooperative business incubators. A great example would be the recent U.S. Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO), which served…

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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…

Why should government employees attend Autodesk University?

The AEC and manufacturing industries are experiencing incredible changes driven in large part by exciting and revolutionary new technologies. Today, the people that make things – whether they design/create buildings, public infrastructure, or military equipment and products – have a…

Digital Scanning Gives UH-60L Blackhawks New Lease on Life

Long an icon of the U.S. military, the UH-60 “Blackhawk” helicopter is a workhorse of military aviation, and over its nearly four decades of service, its many variants have been called upon to do everything from transport the President to…

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…

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