New in Vault 2021: Duplicate Search

Autodesk Vault’s most recent release has powerful new features. While many of the new features offer new options and tools on the administrative side of Vault, users of Vault Professional can leverage a new tool to manage duplicate parts.  This…

Seven tips for maximizing your IWMS

The more things change, the more they stay the same— especially when it comes to budgets and requirements. How does one keep up with it all? It is crucial to track, manage, and analyze property and infrastructure information to maintain…

New in BIM 360: Collaboration for Civil 3D

Autodesk BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction management platform, consisting of several unified modules based on a common data platform spanning the project lifecycle. This platform has largely been tailored to the building and construction industries but has extended its…

New in AutoCAD 2021 – a More Capable Blocks Palette

I’ve been an AutoCAD user for a long time, about 25 years now. Many of the people I work with have also worked with AutoCAD for a long time, so you might think we’d have some deep AutoCAD discussions when…

Innovative methods, collaboration, and shared learning benefit U.S. infrastructure and taxpayers

In a recent Q&A series on the GovDesignHub, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Casey Dinges talked about the state of U.S. infrastructure, and the importance of investment now to both improve our infrastructure grading and spur the economy…

The ASCE explains why 2020 is the year we must invest in infrastructure

In our last post on the GovDesignHub, we featured the first part of a two-part Q&A interview with the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Casey Dinges. During our discussion with Casey, we talked about the current status of our…

ASCE on why America’s infrastructure deserves a D+ grade

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) puts out their Infrastructure Report Card which provides, “…a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s 16 major infrastructure categories…using a simple A to F school report card format…” In addition to…

Autodesk Vault changes data landscape for electric utility

In data and document management, chaos is certainly not your friend. But, when managing data across a publicly owned electric utility, unpredictability and uncertain document integrity can be costly and even dangerous. Minimally, lost time and errant equipment purchases can…

Existing conditions modeling creates wins for Florida school system

School systems and their administrators continually seek to bring about the best learning environments for their communities.  They are tasked with creating environments that enable high-quality instruction within budgets that are often stretched. Adept administrators look to maximize their budgets,…

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…