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How to Spread your Time and Resources Across Different CAD Software


How many CAD programs do you manage? Long ago it was probably just one – AutoCAD or some other 2D design software. But with the advent of 3D design, and all that comes with it (design review software, mobile integration software, simulation tools, field apps, collaboration software, etc.), CAD managers have their hands full. If you are managing many pieces ... Read More »

Does your DoT Know Its Salt Volumes?


It’s that time of year again, winter is upon us and public works and transportation agencies are looking at ways to keep a close tab on salt supplies. Shortages are a common occurrence. Unexpected storms and unpredictable snowfall amounts can wreak havoc with salt supplies. While most municipalities in snowier climes tend to store enough salt for three storms, determining actual ... Read More »

How Does the Civil 3D Batch Drawing Converter Command Stack Up?


By Ron Couillard, CADSoft Consulting Civil 3D users always seem to have the need to batch export drawings for one reason or another. Years ago, there was the Pack n Go routine which would grab all dependent files and such and package everything up into a zip file. Obviously, this has been replaced by the E-Transmit routine. I had discovered ... Read More »

6 Tips to Ease Your Agency’s Leap Into BIM


By Kate Morrical By now, you’ve heard more than you could have imagined about the possibilities of BIM for structural engineering. You might even be convinced of the benefits: intelligent models, auto-generating floor plans and sections, and better collaboration with stakeholders. But how do you actually get started? BIM is complex—a giant sea of potential. And if you leap in ... Read More »

Time is Running Out – Are You Aware of Autodesk Upgrade Policy Changes?


Last year, Autodesk announced some major changes that will impact a lot of its software users very soon. Beginning February 1st, users will no longer be able to enjoy discounted pricing on new software releases. Instead, if you want to upgrade to the latest releases (coming this spring), you’ll have to pay full price for a new license. There is ... Read More »

What is the AutoCAD Design Feed and How do You Use It?


By Isaac Harper, CADSoft Consulting If you are like most people, the first time you opened your AutoCAD 2015 the first thing you probably did is start closing all of the palettes that popped up on your screen, (like everyone did with AutoCAD 2014 and so on) to get it back to the way old way you are used too. ... Read More »

Webinar: Lynn Allen’s 60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes


Happy 2015! And what better way to kick off the year than with Lynn Allen and her always awesome and useful AutoCAD tips and tricks. Lucky for us, Lynn is joining forces with our friends at Synergis Engineering Design Solutions to share her tips via a live webinar. If you’ve never had the chance to see Lynn present, don’t miss ... Read More »

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