AU 2019: See what’s in store for infrastructure and transportation design

Building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure is a critical responsibility of the public sector. Yet, year-after-year, the U.S. continues to rank low on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card. While there are no quick fixes (the…

It’s time to make the move – why an Autodesk subscription makes sense for the government

In February of 2016, Autodesk stopped selling perpetual licenses for its digital design solution and made the decision to follow much of the software industry by moving to a subscription model. This was a change, and – like many changes…

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…

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…

What’s New in Civil 3D 2020 for Govies

Continuing our series of what’s new in the 2020 Autodesk software releases (check out my earlier round-up of What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 and What’s New in Revit 2020 ), I’m taking a look at what’s new in Civil 3D. The…

Get the latest on digital design with ProSoft PowerLaunch

Today’s digital design solutions are increasingly powerful tools that can simplify the AEC project lifecycle. But, they’re not the only new, innovative tools helping people that make things for the government operate more effectively and efficiently. Other cutting edge technologies…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2020 for govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases. First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a…

Express yourself using expressions in Civil 3D

Expressions in Autodesk Civil 3D have been around since the beginning of time……Civil 3D time!  However, I don’t think people utilize expressions to their full capabilities, or even at all.  I’ve heard of some pretty cool ways people are using…