Three ways to get more from federal year-end funds

It’s that time again, when agencies rush to spend their remaining year-end budget before the September 30th “use it or lose it” deadline. Approximately $97 billion of U.S. federal dollars is spent this month alone, often in a wasteful manner. But for…

The future of AEC: why we need to close the gap between BIM and GIS

If you’re heading to Autodesk University this year or plan to catch up with the sessions on-demand after the event, then you’ll notice that many of the sessions focus on the intersection of engineering and GIS. Much of this is…

10 year Autodesk BPA makes solutions available to the military

Earlier this summer, DLT announced that it had been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Department of Defense (DoD) for Autodesk solutions. This Autodesk BPA will make it possible for the U.S. military to gain access to the…

How to achieve sustainable infrastructure

Civil infrastructure – roads, bridges, railways, airports, and utilities – are an essential foundation of modern society. Infrastructure connects people, enhances access to services, education, and work opportunities. Infrastructure also plays a crucial role in addressing climate challenges. According to…

Why Parks and Recreation Departments Should Transition to Civil 3D

Parks and recreation projects, like many public works projects, are complex undertakings. Not only do they need to meet the high standard of public safety, but their design documents need to integrate myriad design elements created by a wide cross…

Topcon Solutions Store Shows Why Government Users Should Use Civil 3D

Government design projects have unique needs and requirements that may not need to be considered in other AEC projects. Since they’re being conducted on behalf of the taxpayer, there’s a demand to create designs that are not only functional, but…

As transportation planning booms, agencies turn to BIM

Transportation planning continues to be a critical priority for state and local governments. Issues such as sustainability and the environment, accessibility for all riders, and transit efficiency are driving numerous initiatives across the country, reports Deltek. For example, in June…

Autodesk Sustainability Report – “We Can’t Wait Another Decade”

Earlier this month, Autodesk released its 10th annual Sustainability Report which tracks the company’s record as a sustainability leader and the progress of its customers in redefining their organizations to align with the urgency of sustainable development and climate change.…

The Friendly New Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020

Among the new features and capabilities in the newest version of AutoCAD, the powerful new Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020 have been one of the largest crowd pleasers!  We insert blocks all the time – and yet the standard INSERT…

Get new design and manufacturing tips through Autodesk Virtual Academy

With the advent of innovative techniques like subtractive and additive manufacturing and other advances in 3D printing, there are a ton of new, awesome applications that government manufacturers or companies manufacturing things for the government can use to get at…