Digital Design

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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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 28, 2016
Why US Airports Should Leverage BIM for Infrastructure Woes premium
U.S. airport infrastructure is under pressure. With a rebounding economy comes more air travel. This places more demand on airport operators to guarantee passengers and cargo carriers a safe, secure, and efficient experience. But in an increasingly merger-driven airline industry, where hubs are being consolidated at breakneck speed, keeping pace with change is a challenge. […]
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Government Writer
July 25, 2016
4 Technology Stories You May Have Missed Last Week premium
Technology Is Monitoring the Urban Landscape Technology is changing the urban landscape in the U.S., starting with San Francisco, by automating and remodeling buildings and streets. Parking spaces will be cut down, thanks to Uber, Lyft and self-driving cars making car-sharing easier, and buildings will be remodeled using 3D printing and robots to help with […]
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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