The digital twin – a necessity for government facilities in a post-COVID world

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Tod Glidewell, who leads Future Aviation Sustainment & Modernization Continued Airworthiness initiatives at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), about how digital twins were being developed for one of…

How bio-analytics and AI can transform product design and infrastructure

Our military provides countless examples of how bio-analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and a host of other advanced manufacturing technologies produce more advantageous situations for warfighters. We see better runways, cheaper and higher quality repairs, and prolonged life for machines as…

Four Tips for Turning Historic Buildings Into Modern Workplaces

Historic buildings hold a special place in the hearts of architects, workplace planners, and employees. There’s something alluring about creating workspaces within the confines of century-old stone or retrofitting a Victorian Era home into offices. For all their uniqueness, repurposing…

Aging infrastructure and a need for efficiency drives AWV to embrace BIM

Regardless of where you live in the world, you have most likely experienced the impacts of an infrastructure upgrade, road repair, or bridge construction job that has seemingly dragged on forever and – ultimately – cost much more than originally…

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…

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…