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…

Guide to Computer Aided Manufacturing

Autodesk is known as being a pioneer in engineering, design, and manufacturing software, seeking ways to leverage modern technology, implementing these advances in their software year after year. With the vast array of different software under the Autodesk umbrella, it…

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…

Model better: the new features in Revit 2021 for architects

Every spring, we at CADD Microsystems get very excited since this is the time of year that Autodesk releases new software. That means new features to dig into that will increase capabilities and improve workflows for our clients. There are…

Build better infrastructure – the new features in Civil 3D 2021

Another release of Civil 3D just became available, just as you probably finished installing the latest 2020 “fix.”   That was somewhat sarcastic, but I do some see much needed improvements to Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 and all other 2021 products. …

LASIMM Demonstrates New Possibilities for Manufacturing Large Metal Parts

Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as  additive and subtractive manufacturing, allow designers and manufacturers to produce components more efficiently and enable the production of new components that could not have been fabricated using legacy methods.  However, there are technical challenges that…

KickStart International Uses Digital Design to Help Small Scale African Farmers

While additive manufacturing techniques can be used for ambitious, large-scale projects like establishing colonies on Mars, using smart digital design and 3D printing can also make a tremendous difference when it’s being used on a smaller scale, but for no…

Invent better – the new features in Autodesk Inventor 2021

It’s that time of the year once again when Autodesk introduces their latest and greatest version of Inventor. The Inventor 2021 release is structured around greater productivity for the end user as well as a more efficient workflow with less…

Connecting Teams Impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces more and more Americans to work from home, many are struggling to find ways to adjust to this new work environment. This is particularly true for those who are used to working in teams to…

Army National Guard Case Study

Mired in the “Wild Wild West” of facilities data, a state National Guard organization turned to IMAGINiT to help make this data organized, managed and accessible. The company implemented Autodesk Vault Professional and organized all of that data in a…