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Autodesk Teams up With Box for Easy Design File Sharing


If you like to use the popular Box file-sharing services, then you’ll love this. Autodesk has just become a key partner of Box which means that accessing and sharing design and engineering files just got a whole lot easier. In the past Box users were frustratingly unable to view or share their design files, but now users can take advantage of the ... Read More »

Your Autodesk Software Licenses May be at Risk


Earlier this year we blogged about how Autodesk is making some significant changes to the way its software can be procured. Since time is of the essence, here’s a reminder of what’s changing. Effective January 31, 2016, Autodesk will no longer sell perpetual licenses of most individual (non-Suite) products. This change directly affects customers using AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Maps ... Read More »

Make the Most of Federal Year-End Dollars with Autodesk Software!


Looking to make the most of your agency’s federal year-end budget? Now is a great time to snap up the Autodesk software or training you’ve been eyeing. Our partner, DLT Solutions, offers a number of federal contracts that make it easy to procure your Autodesk needs. If you are a DoD agency, DLT also offers Autodesk products on ESI pricing to ... Read More »

New Tool Lets you Navigate a BIM Model and See it as if in the Real World


Earlier this week, as a member of the Autodesk AEC Bloggers Council, we got a sneak peek at Stingray, a powerful engine that can be used by AEC professionals to make BIM-informed 3D visualizations in 3ds Max fully interactive in a real-time environment. In plain English, it means that building designers using Revit can go anywhere in the BIM model and see ... Read More »

Which CAD Training Makes Sense for Your Agency?

CAD Training

Written by Shaun Bryant It’s 1988. I have received my joining instructions for my first AutoCAD Basic course, and off I go to sit in a classroom with 21-inch CRT monitors, a projector, a screen (if I am lucky), and a flipchart/whiteboard (with pens!), plus the all-knowledgeable AutoCAD instructor. In my case, my instructor was a lovely guy named Andy ... Read More »

Acronym Appointed to the Autodesk AEC Blogger Council


I’m pleased to make an exciting announcement that we hope will benefit all our readers. Acronym was recently selected to join the Autodesk AEC Blogger Council. What is the Autodesk AEC Blogger Council? The Autodesk AEC Blogger Council is made up of some of the top AEC bloggers across the globe and provides members with insight into the issues, trends and ... Read More »

State & Local Agencies: Don’t Lose Your Unspent FY’2015 Funding


State and local fiscal year-end is fast approaching, and it’s a great time to make an investment in design software and services. After all, unspent funding is not only a lost opportunity, it may send a signal to budget-setters that they should reduce funding next year. With Autodesk’s 2016 software release now fully rolled out, now is a great time ... Read More »

Boost your Autodesk Network Licensing IQ


By PACIFICAD This is a webinar to give you an overview on how to setup an Autodesk Network Licensing Manager from start to finish. It’s great for the CAD users that only address license server setup once a year and for the IT pros, we will show and highlight some tips and tricks as well.  Featured image courtesy of Rob ... Read More »

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 »

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