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How to Create Parcels from AutoCAD Objects in Civil 3D


Converting AutoCAD entities into land parcels is made easy in Civil 3D. Using a few simple steps you can convert entities into parcels with automatic labels that show useful topological data, such as land data. Parcel layout tools can be used to create and edit those parcels with precision. Here’s what you need to know: 1. To make things easier, ... 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 »

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 »

Our 10 Most Popular CAD Blogs of 2014

Gold top 10 winner

Here we are again, another New Year, another opportunity to look back and plan ahead! We’ve published over 100 articles this year, featuring insights, tips, best practices and commentary on all aspects of public sector digital design. A big thank you goes out to our stable of guest bloggers and partners, including Line//Shape//Space, Synergis Engineering Design Systems, CADD Microsystems and ... Read More »

New Cloud Collaboration Tools Unveiled at Autodesk University


Last week, Autodesk chose Autodesk University 2014 to showcase new services for the building and infrastructure industries that will expand the benefits of BIM-based collaboration for Revit and InfraWorks 360 through the entire project lifecycle – from planning and design to construction and management. “Our aim is to equip project teams with highly connected, powerful services for every phase of ... Read More »

New Green Building Design Apps from Autodesk


Autodesk recently unveiled five new green building apps on its technology preview site Autodesk Labs. Currently in beta, these apps help building and infrastructure project teams cost-justify sustainability strategies and bring tighter integration between Building Performance Analysis (BPA) and BIM workflows for Revit and Autodesk FormIt users. The apps were unveiled at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in ... Read More »

Get Your BIM Deployment Workbook


By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions So you know that your organization needs to move to Building Information Modeling, but how?  Perhaps you read our posts about BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling or the BIM Pilot: Getting Started Guide, and now you are wondering how to put this knowledge into use. The BIM Pilot Deployment Workbook The intent of Autodesk’s BIM Pilot Deployment ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

10 Fascinating Examples of Autodesk at Work in Government


It’s likely that your agency’s procurement office requires proof of performance before even considering the purchase of a new software solution.  But government case studies are often hard to come by, after all agencies have a habit of keeping their projects and innovations quiet. In recent years this has changed as more and more agencies are stepping forward to showcase ... Read More »

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