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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 »

8 Free CAD Training Events for the Dog Days of Summer!


The dog days of summer have arrived and what perfect time than to grab 5, 30 or even 60 minutes to brush up on your CAD skills. Whatever your design engineering specialty, staying ahead of the curve is essential, but with tight government budgets training isn’t always that easy to come by. Good news! We’ve put together a cross-section of ... Read More »

Top 5 Enhancements to Revit MEP 2015


By Chris Lindo, CADD Microsystems Key new enhancements to Revit 2015 will enable the MEP engineering professional to design, analyze, and document more efficiently, and increase productivity. Let’s take a look at the top five enhancements: 1) Parameter Options A new feature in Revit 2015 allows for the sorting, and moving of parameters locations shown on the Properties palette within ... Read More »

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Helps Design Safer Roadways


By Nancy Mann Jackson Traffic fatalities in the United States have increased by 30 percent since 1997. In New York City, for instance, approximately 4,000 people are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading ... Read More »

How to Make the Case for Upgrading your Agency’s Autodesk Software


Unless your head’s been buried in sand for the past decade then you’ll know that CAD software giant Autodesk releases software upgrades on an annual basis, the most recent being the 2015 releases this Spring. If you’re fortunate enough to be an Autodesk Subscription customer then you can enjoy the features of each upgrade automatically. As any Autodesk sales rep ... Read More »

Gov Webinar: Better Communicate Design Intent to Non-Tech Stakeholders


From New Mexico DOT to the government of Brazil public sector infrastructure designers and engineers are increasingly using model-based visualizations of municipal projects to solicit input from non-technical stakeholders and the public and better communicate design intent. Software like Autodesk InfraWorks 360 can help with that. But how does it work and how can it help you? Join Autodesk and our sponsor, DLT ... Read More »

Have You Taken the AUGI Survey Yet?


AUGI (aka the Autodesk User Group International) is taking a quick pulse on the industry, including job satisfaction, what specialties pay the most, as well as tech trends like the adoption of cloud computing. As of July 2, according to AUGI’s Facebook page, the responses stand as follows: 32% did not receive a raise last year 8% quit their job ... Read More »

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