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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 »

AutoCAD 2015: Expect Big Things


By Eric M. Hoover It is a new year and that means a new release of AutoCAD. AutoCAD 2015 is shaking things up with cutting edge advanced features, Cloud applications, and new ways to use the software. Plan to increase your productivity and take your projects to a new level with this year’s computer aided design. Find Increased Cloud Integration ... Read More »

Las Vegas Valley Water District’s 10 Year Love Affair with GIS and 3D


The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) operates one of the most automated water systems in the U.S. But it wasn’t always that way. LVVWD started life as an engineering firm responsible for designing a water system that delivered clean, affordable water to the people of Las Vegas. This huge endeavor involved the design of 250 miles of pipeline all ... Read More »

Were You There? Govies Got a Heavy Dose of CAD Productivity Tips at One-of-a-Kind Event

Hyatt Regency, Crystal City hosted this government breakfast event

The queen of AutoCAD tips and tricks, Lynn Allen, has been on the road for three weeks straight sharing a whirlwind of invaluable techniques for getting more from Autodesk’s flagship product. Luckily for us, Lynn’s last stop on her tour was the Metro DC area where she presented “AutoCAD Tips and Tricks” for govies! Yay! Hosted by Acronym’s sponsor, DLT ... Read More »

Why Did Another DOT Make the Switch to Autodesk?


Just over five years ago, very few transportation engineers had even heard of Autodesk, but today more and more DOT agencies are adopting its software. But why are they making the change now? Cost savings, better workflows, and more have a lot to do with it. The latest state to adopt Autodesk technologies is New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) ... Read More »

CAD News & Tips for Govies 5/29


Want to be known as an infrastructure rock star? Looking for some useful apps for govies that can help increase your team’s productivity? These and other stories are featured in this week’s CAD News & Tips for Govies -  a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, ... Read More »

How to Download Products from Autodesk Subscription Center


By David Metcalf, CADSoft Consulting Given it takes up to 3 weeks to get physical media, downloads are our best option. However, factors such as extremely slow download speeds, poor internet connections causing drop outs, corporate policy of forbidding downloads, etc. will necessitate a request for physical media from the subscription site. When installing to several machines, it helps to ... Read More »

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