The power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019 – part II

Named views can be an amazing tool in the AutoCAD designer’s toolbox.  I outlined a few of the powerful features available with them in my previous article: The Power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019 – Part 1.  Be sure…

How reality capture can make renovations easier for government agencies

As any surveyor or field engineer knows, capturing existing field conditions for an infrastructure project or building renovation is a tedious, manual, often analog, and inaccurate process – not to mention dangerous. Renovation projects are a particular challenge since the…

How public utilities are benefitting from fully integrated distribution design

The utilities industry is at an inflection point. A rapidly retiring workforce, urbanization, increased sustainability initiatives, and aging infrastructure, are creating significant challenges that must be solved through efficient operations and new technologies. One area ripe for digital transformation is…

The power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019

Named Views have been in AutoCAD since the early days – and their power is undeniable!  AutoCAD 2019 has truly ramped up their value with some time savers and added paper space features.  There’s a reason the AutoCAD gurus have…

Three ways to use federal year-end funds to boost digital design projects

It’s that time again, when agencies rush to spend their remaining year-end funds before the September 30th “use it or lose it” deadline. One third of federal budget dollars are spent in the last quarter of the year, sometimes in…

Ten reasons why it is time to move to BIM

You’ve heard the rumble in the industry surrounding BIM…but is it a reality or just a passing fad?  Is it really worth the changes you’ll have to make to your software, hardware and process?  Does the thought send shivers up…

How Wexner Medical Center moved from AutoCAD to 6 million square feet of BIM

Converting six million square feet of space from 2D drawings to intelligent 3D building information models at one of the nation’s largest medical centers is no small undertaking. But that’s exactly what Joe Porostosky, Director of Facilities Information and Technology…

Moving beyond “good enough” – rethinking how we deliver public sector construction and infrastructure projects

What’s shaping the future of work in the AEC industry? Building information modeling (BIM), of course. In the public sector, pioneers such as the City of New York, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New Mexico DoT, and others are…

Shared Views in AutoCAD 2019

Though touted as a new feature in AutoCAD 2019 – Shared Views have actually been in AutoCAD for a couple of releases now.  Previously known as Design Views, they are a great way to share your drawings with others without…

Finally…Drawing Compare inside of AutoCAD!

We’ve all been there!  Two drawings that look eerily similar but you’re not quite sure if they are exactly the same.  What is the difference between the two drawings (if any?)  Without a drawing comparison capability…how can you tell?  No…