Design

Three Ways BIM is Revolutionizing AEC

This article is based on an original piece by Carol Dunn that was published on the Applied Software Blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. Some of us remember the years when drawings were laid out by…

5 Things Vault Workgroup Users Need to Know

This article was originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Autodesk has announced the retirement of Vault Workgroup. This means that new versions of the solution will no longer be released, and…

How New Federal Legislation and Digitalization are Enhancing America’s Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 23, 2021. It’s 11:50 a.m. on a beautiful summer morning in Washington, D.C. when a construction worker abruptly slams on his brakes while driving to work. He first hears a loud crack and then immediately sees a pedestrian…

What’s New in Revit 2023

So, as you may or may not know already, Revit 2023 is out!!  Yeah!  In this article, we will explore some of the new features of Revit 2023.  This article is certainly not a comprehensive list of all of the…

Autodesk examines how the strategic alliance with iOFFICE + SpaceIQ benefits owner-operators

In a previous post on the GovDesignHub, we caught up with Nick Stefanidakis, General Manager at iOFFICE + SpaceIQ—a leading facilities management solutions provider, to discuss the announcement of his company’s recent strategic alliance with Autodesk and the value the…

Manufacture

How Advanced Manufacturing is Keeping F-35 Pilots Off the Ground and in the Skies

In our previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Arthur De Ruiter and Dustin Vagedes of Collins Aerospace, about the incredibly innovative and futuristic helmets utilized by F-35 pilots, and what makes them so unique. As Arthur De Ruiter…

The F-35 Helmet – a Modern Marvel That Creates a Unique Maintenance Challenge

For a military aircraft pilot, instantaneous perception and response can mean the difference between life and death. To give military aviators immediate access and visualization of the data and intelligence they need to increase survivability and accomplish their missions, companies…

Boeing Defense on the role advanced manufacturing is playing in the production of its WGS-11+ satellite

One of the most critical resources that almost every modern, warfighting capability relies on is connectivity. In austere terrains or off-grid environments where traditional, terrestrial networks do not exist, satellite connectivity has emerged as the primary solution that the U.S.…

3 ways additive manufacturing and digital twins are transforming Air Force and Space Force supply chains

At the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, finding innovative and modernized processes to design, manufacture, and maintain their critical assets and weapons systems is a top priority. In fact, the mantra, “Accelerate change, or lose,” has become an unofficial…

Draper on the benefits additive manufacturing is delivering to the U.S. military

While each branch and organization that comprises the U.S. military is responsible for different domains and face different challenges, there is one challenge that every branch faces – the expensive and slow process of developing, maintaining, and repairing critical military…

Visualize

People, processes, and platforms – three keys for AEC digital transformation

People. Process. Platform. These are the three P’s of digitization according to Accenture and Industry X’s Principal Director, Stephen Pester. And though research from Accenture shows that 90 percent of companies in the construction industry are investing in digital transformation,…

The power of Autodesk Forge—Three key takeaways from Autodesk University 2021

In the government manufacturing, construction, and design world, innovation isn’t hindered by a lack of creativity or ideas. Any manufacturing or architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professional can attest that the challenge is found in executing upon those ideas, especially…

How to Simplify Models in Inventor Professional 2022

Inventor 2022 introduced the Simplify tool as the revamped and streamlined version of the Shrinkwrap tool. This gave the same benefits and functionality as the Shrinkwrap tool, but in a much more streamlined form. With these new improvements and added features,…

Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor and How to Install It

What is Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor? We often overlook just how crucial 3D modeling is to the manufacturing industry. 3D modeling provides us with a virtual representation of what our final design will be once it is manufactured. Often,…

Autodesk Inventor – Bill of Materials vs Parts Lists

It can often be confusing to understand the Bill of Materials that are in Inventor Assemblies and Parts Lists that are in drawings. The two are related but are not the same thing. The Bill of Materials inside Assembly is considered the master…

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