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How Autodesk Upgrade Policy Changes Affect Government Users


If you’re a user of Autodesk software, listen up. As of February 1, 2015, your options for upgrading that software to the latest release are changing. In the past, Autodesk customers enjoyed discounted pricing on new releases, making upgrades a relatively accessible option. However, starting next year, these upgrade discounts are going away. In a nutshell, if you own Autodesk ... Read More »

8 How-To Video Tutorials for Bridge Designers & Engineers


One of the most popular blogs on Acronym has to be this one: 8 How-To Video Tutorials for Transportation Infrastructure Designers & Engineers. In the blog, we cut through product pushes and lined up eight tutorials and webinars that help engineers and designers better master their craft. So we thought it was time to get a little more granular and ... Read More »

Get Priority Boarding to Autodesk University 2014


The days are already drawing in and before you know it Autodesk University 2014 will be upon us. If you’re quick you can still take advantage of the Advance Pass at a reduced price of $1,575 through August 19. Not only will you experience savings of up to $600 on a three day pass to AU 2014. Each pass comes ... Read More »

How to Bring ESRI GIS Data into Map 3D or Civil 3D


Do you with work with GIS data in ESRI’s MDB or GDB file formats? Autodesk has noticed that many of its government users are, which is why they want you know that AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D allows you to import this data. To connect with an ESRI personal or file geodatabase you’ll need the following: 32-bit AutoCAD Map ... Read More »

Top 5 Overlooked Tips for AutoCAD


By Eric M. Hoover When it comes to computer aided design, there are hundreds of tips and tricks to creating a better, more efficient drawing. Some of them are well known, while others are more obscure. But whether you know about them or not, they can go a long way to helping you with your AutoCAD creations. Here’s a list ... Read More »

A 6 Point Plan to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure


You may recall that last year the U.S scored an abysmal D+ grade for its infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), but what can the government, industry leaders and stakeholders do about it? Last month, a new report offered a six-point plan offering new ideas to regain America’s infrastructure leadership. Entitled “Making the Grade” (PDF), the report ... Read More »

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