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So you’ve purchased your software. . .now what?  Our goal is not to simply sell software, our goal is guide you along your journey to the point where you are ...

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Ransomware: What If It Happens To You

News of the recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, which disrupted the fuel supply in the Eastern U.S., and the company’s $5-million payment to cyberthieves brought concerns about ransomware to the ...

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Steps to easily transition to Autodesk Named User Accounts

As Autodesk makes the move to the new named user licensing model we are seeing a trend in the most common questions asked by companies. Question 1: Once I take ...

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November 29, 2022

15 BIM Tips: Avoiding Model Corruption & Optimizing File Sizes

Even some of the most experienced Revit users make mistakes in modeling and model management that can lead to detrimental and sometimes even disastrous results. In the November Applied Software, ...

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November 23, 2022

Sustainability Plus Prefabrication: Art from Construction Waste

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) has a 323-acre riverside woodland with a special nod to sustainability: a spiky-haired troll sculpture made from discarded scraps of wood, recycled pallets and milling ...

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November 22, 2022

7 Ways Contractors Can Avoid Construction Claims

HKA publishes its Crux Insight Report each year, analyzing the causes of claims and disputes on major capital and infrastructure projects. As of July 2022, the research found $80-billion in ...

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November 21, 2022

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2023

Autodesk updated its system requirements and recommendations for Revit 2023 in October 2022. Following is a listing of that information. Revit® 2023Minimum: Entry Level Configuration Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® ...

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November 17, 2022

Features to Speed Up Manufacturing Design Workflows in Inventor 2023

On its Inventor product website, Autodesk describes Inventor 2023 as packed with customer-driven updates and enhancements. The newest release connects you to the Autodesk cloud and includes improvements to performance, ...

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November 16, 2022

5 Tech Solutions to Improve Your Construction Document Management

Each construction project literally produces a pile of construction documentation, from plans and permits to contracts, forms and reports. By itself, the act of searching for documents reportedly accounts for ...

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November 15, 2022

Avoiding Disasters & 4 Other Things to Love About Vault

Your team-based manufacturing design processes could be improved if your team has any of these challenges: Following industry and company standards; Browsing through various data repositories trying to locate prototype ...

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November 11, 2022

The Importance of Numbering in Refurbishing Big Ben Clock Tower

In a recent Autodesk University presentation, the use of building information modeling (BIM) and Autodesk Revit was highlighted on the high-profile seven-year project to refurbish Big Ben (aka. Elizabeth Tower), ...

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November 9, 2022

How to Improve Your Factory Throughput

Whether you’re looking for faster material handling, fewer bottlenecks or less idle time for workers, a factory layout redesign might help. But before you go through the expense and brain ...

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November 8, 2022

How Modular Can Make Urban Construction More Sustainable

By using materials more efficiently and reducing waste, modular construction can make urban housing more attainable and more sustainable. One of the challenges in determining the sustainability of construction processes ...

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November 3, 2022

A Better Kind of Breakdown . . . with BIM Collaborate

When working on a project, superintendents, project engineers and BIM managers can all benefit from having smaller, more pertinent models that reference just the individual floor, room or discipline they ...

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November 2, 2022

Two Big Challenges MEP Contractors Face

Despite the latest trends in construction technology designed to make companies function better, there are still things that can work against an MEP contractor being profitable. Every company will eventually ...

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