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How Autodesk Upgrade Policy Changes Affect Government Users

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If you’re a user of Autodesk software, listen up. As of February 1, 2015, your options for upgrading that software to the latest release are changing. In the past, Autodesk customers enjoyed discounted pricing on new releases, making upgrades a relatively accessible option. However, starting next year, these upgrade discounts are going away. In a nutshell, if you own Autodesk ... Read More »

8 How-To Video Tutorials for Bridge Designers & Engineers

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One of the most popular blogs on Acronym has to be this one: 8 How-To Video Tutorials for Transportation Infrastructure Designers & Engineers. In the blog, we cut through product pushes and lined up eight tutorials and webinars that help engineers and designers better master their craft. So we thought it was time to get a little more granular and ... Read More »

Top 5 Overlooked Tips for AutoCAD

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By Eric M. Hoover When it comes to computer aided design, there are hundreds of tips and tricks to creating a better, more efficient drawing. Some of them are well known, while others are more obscure. But whether you know about them or not, they can go a long way to helping you with your AutoCAD creations. Here’s a list ... Read More »

A 6 Point Plan to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

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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 »

Top 5 Enhancements to Revit MEP 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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