How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…

PlanGrid brings needed disruption to construction industry

When you think about the industries that are on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations, the construction industry is not likely the first to enter your mind. In fact, the construction industry has often been hesitant to change…

Autodesk and Unity partner to usher in the future of digital design

Early last month it was announced that a new partnership between Autodesk and Unity would open the door to what the companies coined, “immersive experiences and more efficient workflows.” While that certainly sounds fantastic, this is a partnership that may…

Writing a New Story for Impoverished Communities with 3D Printed Homes

Over 900 million people around the globe live in sub-adequate housing that lacks necessary sanitation and water. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 1.6 billion – a fifth of the world’s total population. What can be done…

Four things we learned at Autodesk University 2018

This year’s Autodesk University (AU) drew 11,000 people, featured 650+ classes, networking, parties, and more. This year’s focus was on how new technologies are creating new opportunities to do better, design better, make better, and build a better future. With…

How CTC productivity tools make the impossible possible for Autodesk users

Earlier this month, it was announced that Applied Technology Group (ATG) – an Autodesk Platinum Partner – would be acquiring CAD Technology Center (CTC). This is the company’s second large acquisition this year – following its acquisition of CADSoft –…

Success – from Design to Manufacturing – Requires Collaboration

It’s easy to forget that the things we use every day like the coffee maker, TV, and car, all started as an idea that was brought to life through design. A concept created a picture, which was transformed into a…

What govies can expect at Autodesk University 2018

Autodesk University (AU) 2018 is fast approaching. This year AU will connect 10,000 professionals from AEC, manufacturing, and more, over four days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing from November 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. If you haven’t secured your…

NASA looks to build habitats on other planets using 3D printing

“If you build it, he will come”. If humans are destined to visit and colonize Mars, we’re going to need somewhere to live. But does that mean the first astronauts on Mars will also be construction workers? Will inter-planetary spacecraft…