Additive manufacturing – the key to new materials necessary for NASA’s next missions

When it comes to exploring space, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Humans have walked on Earth’s moon and landed rovers on Mars. But there is still so much of our own solar system to explore and discover –…

Data governance – the key to effective workplace management in the age of COVID

Every business collects data of some kind. Small companies may keep customer records in spreadsheets while global organizations use multiple systems to manage everything from HR data, sales, assets, and workplace management.  But having data doesn’t automatically mean the reports…

Award-winning BIM implementation powers the design of the City Rail Link – New Zealand’s most ambitious infrastructure project

Creating a tunnel that connects the largest metropolis in New Zealand is no easy task. The logistics alone require an incredible amount of forethought and planning, and many would shy away from such a commitment. However, Link Alliance, an international…

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…

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…

What could America’s post-COVID-19 infrastructure plan look like?

Infrastructure plans are the hot potato of government politics. No sooner is an idea floated to fix our nation’s D+ grade infrastructure then it’s dropped. However, with a focus on driving economic recovery after the current COVID-19 pandemic is over,…

Affordable Housing and Military Construction Get a Boost from Space Technology

In our previous conversation with Jacobs’s Digital Delivery Director, Kurt Maldovan, we discussed how Jacobs is developing radical innovations in additive manufacturing that could make living on a whole different planet a reality.  But these technologies, which are so critical…

Jacobs Explains Why Additive Manufacturing is a “Gamechanger” in Outer Space and at Home

Space may be the final frontier, but when human exploration of other planets becomes a reality, we will need to find ways to build homes and shelters there, much like we do for ourselves here on Earth. Doing so, however,…

Taming the “Wild, Wild West” of National Guard Facilities Data Storage

The Army National Guard is a distributed and complicated organization that has multiple divisions and units in each of the fifty states, three territories and the District of Columbia. However, while these agencies are overseen by a centralized federal organization…

How to Get Started in Civil 3D

Even for civil engineering veterans who have successfully transitioned their project workflows to Civil 3D, odds are that there is still room to go back and learn—or at least refresh—some of the fundamentals of the program that could help expedite…