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How BIM Could Benefit Your Next Project

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It comes as no surprise that the construction industry has evolved in the last decade and will continue to evolve in 2020 and beyond. One factor in the ever-changing landscape of construction is the growing development and adoption of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. BIM adoption has proven to …

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Saving Time with Synchrony

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For a BIM manager, no matter how hard you try, there are just too many things that can waste your time. One of the major time wasters is managing documents and moving them around. And how about creating custom reports every time someone on the project asks for something kind …

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Can AEC Teams Play Nice, Pt. 1

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Can the construction industry build and share knowledge and innovation? Aside from having dozens of iterations of an answer, it’s even more telling that the question isn’t asked very often. Construction companies and contractors have been engaging in competitive struggles for work for so long that it may be outside …

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Bring Your Bridge Project to Life

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Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks provides the tools to model and design bridges that make engineering sense in the context of the overall infrastructure design project. It provides a practical representation of a bridge, including: structural members such as deck, girders, bearings, abutments, piers, foundations, and piles; real numbers to …

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5 Best Strategies for Using Vault

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If your team is challenged trying to find past revisions of digital prototypes for printing or viewing; if team members prematurely or accidentally use the wrong manufacturing drawings for production; if industry and company standards are not being adhered to; if batch printing of the correct set of drawings is …

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A Roof to Make Frank Lloyd Wright Proud

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When the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, CA, was finished about 60 years ago, its striking roof color was dubbed Marin Blue. But time and the elements not only faded the luscious roof color, they also took a toll on its weather resistance. Even a reroofing system installed …

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Ultimate Guide to Surviving AU in Las Vegas

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Autodesk University is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, again this year on November 19-21. If you’ve been there, you know that everyone has a Vegas story. There are movies about Vegas stories. Sure, they can be a little far-fetched, but sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction. Here are …

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7 KPIs for Construction

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By adopting certain processes for project management, firms can improve performance, reduce risk and minimize downstream problems. Don’t take my word for it. Autodesk commissioned a study by Dodge Data & Analytics in 2019 to survey over 200 US-based contractors about benchmarking and construction management. The study findings are described …

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BIM 360 Simplified

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Some of the best practices for building information modeling (BIM) coordination include communication, keeping team members in the loop, setting priorities for needs and requirements, validating constructability, and clash reviews of the BIM model using Autodesk Navisworks. One of the best practices is to divide the BIM model by levels …

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Plant 3D: Collaboration in the Design Model

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Proper design of industrial process facilities is important to our way of life. Processing, manufacturing and assembly all take place in plants and factories that need to function reliably. Think water, petroleum, electricity, the auto industry, clothing, food processing – we love our modern conveniences. So the designers and engineers …