September 28, 2016
Why Aren’t Civil Engineers Using BIM? premium
Despite the fact that more civil works are adopting BIM, many civil engineers aren’t always involved in overall BIM coordination efforts. Is this because of oversight or because the civil community isn’t proactively embracing BIM? It’s a question posed by John Rodriguez, BIM Manager at Fuscoe Engineering, in a post on Autodesk’s BIM on the […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
September 27, 2016
Troubleshooting Dockerfile Builds with Checkpoint Containers premium
The scene I recently ran into some problems compiling code while building a docker image using a Dockerfile. The compile process wasn’t working, so the failed `make install` was stopping the container image from being built. There’s 3 ways I could have approached troubleshooting this failed build. I used what I’m calling a “checkpoint container” […]
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Solutions Architect, DLT
September 12, 2016
4 Technology Stories You May Have Missed Last Week premium
US appoints First Exec Federal Cybersecurity Head In a joint blog post, federal chief technology officer (CTO) Tony Scott and special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel announced Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Touhill as the first ever federal chief information security officer (CISO). Touhill is well equip for the job, […]
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September 9, 2016
Is Autodesk InfraWorks 360 a Replacement for Civil 3D? premium
If you’re a member of the civil engineering community, you may be wondering what Autodesk InfraWorks 360 is. For example, how does it differ from AutoCAD Civil 3D and when would you use one over the other, or even together? On the surface, InfraWorks 360 looks like a conceptual design tool that lets you visualize […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
September 8, 2016
The Benefits of Laser Scanning for Architecture premium
Laser scanning-based reality capture is fundamentally changing the world of architecture and construction.  This technology and the complimentary workflow provides tangible, real-world benefits by lowering the cost of documenting as-is conditions and reducing the overall project lifecycle. Building and facility owners realize cost reducing and measurable benefits, including reduced man-hours, and improved accuracy. Lower costs […]
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September 6, 2016
Forget Everything You’ve Read about Application Monitoring premium
If you’re like many federal IT professionals, your understanding of application performance management (APM) has probably been rigidly shaped by the limited definitions put forth by analysts and other industry experts. Those groups tend to place APM in a very narrow, easily consumable box. To them, it’s software that incorporates analytics, end-user experience monitoring, and […]
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August 31, 2016
Top 10 AutoCAD Hacks from Autodesk University premium
It’s hard to believe it, but AutoCAD is now 34 years old! Which is why you’ll find hundreds of AutoCAD courses at the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) live and online (dating as far back as 2011). Autodesk prides itself on continuously upgrading and enhancing AutoCAD so that it puts users at the forefront of design, […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
August 30, 2016
8 Tips for Making Smart IT Buying Decisions this Federal Year-End premium
Federal fiscal year-end is the busiest season for government IT spending. With only a few weeks left to spend the $3.8 trillion apportioned in Uncle Sam’s 2016 budget, the pressure is on to spend prudently and procure efficiently. But with growing media and public concern that year-end spending is wasteful, how can your agency make […]
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Government Writer
August 29, 2016
4 Technology Stories You May Have Missed Last Week premium
Declining Spending Begins to Bounce Back with Rising Budgets Over the past six years, we’ve seen a decline in government spending. But recently, there was been an increase in contract spending that is predicted to continue into fiscal year 2017. According to a study by Bloomberg Government, 60 percent of government spending is consistently on […]
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