Tag: AutoCAD

Industry Experts Produce Comprehensive Collection of Autodesk Software Learning Guides with Over 60 Titles...

Baltimore, MD —  In conjunction with the Autodesk 2020 software releases, ASCENT Center for Technical Knowledge has released its fundamental guides for the core software titles: AutoCAD,...

Seek the skills you need

Ambitious engineers shouldn’t wait for permission or for a ready-made program. Effective career development is a process you define and execute, not one that the...

Energy-efficient hospital design

Enventure designed a modern hospital that consumes 10 percent less energy than a conventional hospital. Streamlined processes help meet time, cost, and quality requirements. The key...

Laser scanning technology tested

Nine hundred buildings in two weeks — in biting cold — grabbing data down to 5 cm or better. It would be a daunting...

Survey-grade deliverables

Virtual Surveyor nv, developer of UAV image visualization and analysis software, launched a new suite of Productivity Tools at the 2017 Commercial UAV Expo...

Carlson Survey 2018 OEM released

The recently released Carlson Survey 2018 OEM comes with the AutoCAD 2018 OEM engine built-in. In this latest OEM version, Carlson Survey users gain the ability to directly read and write the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format.

AEC TECH NEWS: XPDRAINAGE 2017 provides automated stormwater design with CAD integration

XP Solutions’ XPDRAINAGE 2017 Automated Stormwater Design software helps users create fully optimized stormwater designs faster and now integrates with CAD packages.

Master Plan Adjustments

Onsite conditions present civil engineering challenges for a 3,311-unit residential development.

What does BIM mean for civil engineers?

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a civil engineer who needed help with a question he was asked by an architecture firm: "Are you BIM ready?" The civil engineer had a good understanding of the benefits of building information modeling (BIM) for building design, and had ideas about how those benefits might extend to civil engineers. But he wasn’t sure how to answer the question. Did BIM even apply to civil engineers? And if it did, would he have to use new software to be "BIM ready?" What if he wasn’t working on projects that involved buildings? Could he still do BIM?

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