Getting the most out of your Autodesk University 2020 experience

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we asked AEC and advanced manufacturing experts to weigh in on the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) conference. We asked a pool of eight digital design experts to project which trends and topics will…

Why should government employees attend Autodesk University?

The AEC and manufacturing industries are experiencing incredible changes driven in large part by exciting and revolutionary new technologies. Today, the people that make things – whether they design/create buildings, public infrastructure, or military equipment and products – have a…

New in BIM 360: Collaboration for Civil 3D

Autodesk BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction management platform, consisting of several unified modules based on a common data platform spanning the project lifecycle. This platform has largely been tailored to the building and construction industries but has extended its…

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. …

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…

Surveying with drones – saving governments time and money without sacrificing accuracy

Since exploding onto the scene, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are transforming the construction world. Indeed, construction is anticipated to be the largest commercial use case for drone technology. From civil infrastructure projects to buildings and facilities, drones drive…

Where to go for help with Civil 3D

With the number of different variables that civil planners need to consider in any public works project, and the task of coordinating dozens of design elements coming from a wide array of engineers, architects, and other designers, all while maintaining…

Autodesk brings anytime, anywhere cloud collaboration to Civil 3D infrastructure projects

If you’re a Civil 3D user, it’s now become easier to collaborate on complex projects with teams spread across offices, contractors, and even time zones. Autodesk recently announced a new collaboration capability between Civil 3D and its BIM 360 Design…

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…