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Govies Make an Impact in the 2014 Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Awards


We here all the time about our nation’s infrastructure crisis, isn’t it about time we heard some positive news! Well, thanks to the Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure 2014 awards, infrastructure planners and engineers are getting the recognition they deserve! This was your chance to submit examples of how your agency has transformed its workflows, introduce sustainability into the design process, improved ... Read More »

GIS at the Heart of the Best Government Websites of 2014


Government Technology recently announced its 2014 Best of the Web Awards a joint project with e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, which highlights the public sector’s evolving capabilities on the web. State, local and county websites were judged based on several criteria – innovation, usefulness, and efficiency. While open source, cloud, responsive design and even gamified elements, caught the judges eyes, the use ... Read More »

What’s New in Revit 2015? 8 Tips and Tricks


By Jeff Yoders When we last discussed Revit, it was to show how its processes can allow prefabrication of building components, particularly MEP equipment. A new version of Revit brought new tools and features to users when it launched earlier this year, most of which are specifically focused on helping you create better designs that can be sent right to construction or ... Read More »

Very Nice Cursor Improvements in AutoCAD 2015


By Isaac Harper, CADSoft Consulting Autodesk has made some enhancements to the Cursor in AutoCAD 2015. A minor improvement was the crosshair lines that used to run through the pick box have been removed to make it easier to view what you are selecting. You can still use the PICKBOX system variable or the OPTIONS Dialog on the SELECTION tab ... Read More »

Autodesk Simplifies Product Updates with new App Manager


Autodesk is working to deliver a better experience for discovering and applying updates to the products you own and manage.  Included in all 2015 Windows desktop products is a new cloud-based software delivery solution that ships with a client component called Autodesk Application Manager that helps you stay current with the latest updates for your installed Autodesk 2015 applications and ... Read More »

Why BIM is the Right Choice for Airport Infrastructure Design


Considered one of the greatest examples of the use of BIM for infrastructure, London’s Gatwick Airport is coming to the end of a $1.2 billion project to modernize its infrastructure. Kick-started by the UK BIM Initiative (which has a goal to reduce the cost of government construction projects by 20% and to reduce the UK’s carbon intensity in line with ... Read More »

Public Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground


By Jeff Yoders, Today’s architects and engineers can now analyze building performance early in the design stage thanks to 3D building performance simulation and finite element analysis. Simulation tools allow them to effectively predict building energy performance, sustainability, and green features such as daylighting, as well as performance attributes such as airflow for heating and cooling needs, including computational fluid ... Read More »

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