Grace Bergen

Autodesk Tech Writer
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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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
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 10, 2016
How to Achieve “Green” Infrastructure Goals with Analysis and Simulation premium
Just as our access to life-supporting resources is declining, our consumption of life supporting resources is on the rise. It’s a troubling dichotomy that is leading to increased policy making and regulation that puts pressure on federal, state, and local agencies to take action. The GSA, for example, requires that fossil fuel energy consumption be […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
August 8, 2016
10 Reasons to Make the Switch from Land Desktop to Civil 3D premium
The much beloved Autodesk Land Desktop civil engineering solution was discontinued almost 10 years ago and replaced by Civil 3D, but that’s not to say it went away entirely. However, Land Desktop is no longer supported by Autodesk (i.e. no technical assistance if things go wrong, hot fixes, or service packs). Additionally, civil engineering software, […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
July 29, 2016
BIM for Facility Management: The Disconnect Between AEC Firms and Building Owners premium
For government building owners and managers, BIM delivers demonstrable value from design, through construction, and into operations. In fact, BIM is just as much about digitizing facilities management (FM) as it is about virtual construction says Kath Fontana, FRICS, in her article, 10 things facilities managers should know about BIM. A great example of BIM […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
July 13, 2016
4 Ways to Brush Up on your Digital Design Skills this Summer premium
The dog days of summer are officially here. So what better time to brush up on your digital design skills. Here are some options for getting ahead of the curve this summer. Autodesk University Online Did you know Autodesk University (AU) offers free training year-round? These virtual classes include a useful combination of hands-on design […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
June 15, 2016
How BIM Saved this Alaskan Utility Time and Improved Data Quality premium
Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t a concept that springs to mind for enabling the delivery of reliable, high-quality electric service. Yet, BIM is increasingly helping U.S. and global utilities deliver more reliable, higher quality service. A key reason is that BIM helps control utility costs by reducing rework, delays and construction waste through improved coordination, […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer
May 13, 2016
5 Resources that Can Help Kick Start your BIM Pilot Project premium
Federal and state / local government agencies are increasingly moving towards requiring BIM on most of its building projects (GSA, ASCE, Veteran’s Affairs, Air Force and Coast Guard on the federal side and Wisconsin and Ohio at the state level to name a few). BIM also plays a significant role in other projects such as […]
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