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Inventor – New in 2020.1

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Autodesk Inventor contains tools for engineering and design professionals to perform 3D mechanical design, product simulation, visualization, and documentation. Both 2D and 3D data can be integrated into a single design space with free-form, parametric and direct-edit options. A full virtual representation of the final product allows “testing” of its …

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Plant 3D 2019 and 2020 System Requirements

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The system requirements remain the same for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2020 as they were for 2019. Recommendations are based on complex design requirements including point clouds and large piping models: Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (64-bit only) • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only) …

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Managing Design with Michael LeFevre

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Michael LeFevre is an architect by trade and a self-described dual agent, who shifted the focus of his practice from architecture to construction about 20 years ago. He is a cross-industry professional with over 50 years of experience, including collaboration education and processes. LeFevre’s 2019 book, “Managing Design: Conversations, Project …

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Best Kept Secrets of Plant 3D

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It’s darn near impossible to know everything about a software package. AutoCAD Plant 3D is no exception. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating. In fact, most users spend quite a bit of time and energy becoming more proficient at using Plant 3D, while juggling the pressures to bring a job in …

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5 Reasons You Should Look at Esri

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Esri now provides the first truly roundtrip data scenario as a result of its partnership with Autodesk. For more about what this means to the CAD universe, see Brian Hailey’s Applied Software blog, “Who is Esri and Why Do They Matter?” With a more seamless flow of data between design and GIS, …

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Getting More Results Out of the New Releases

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As we learn more about the new and enhanced features in the Autodesk 2020 products, collaboration continues to float to the top. Yeah, it’s a buzz-word in the industry nowadays, and that’s because it’s changing the way projects are constructed. Organizations are working together to resolve issues and deliver successful …

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NXTBLD: The Architect’s Role on Mars

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Did you get a chance to check out the NXTBLD conference live stream on June 11?  Don’t worry if you missed it, because Rabi Sidawi was watching while eating breakfast! The annual conference explores emerging technologies for the built environment. Rabi lists his three favorite presentations below with links to …