Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

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Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards Winners Embody the Future of Making Things for AEC Autodesk University Ceremony Honors Mortenson, BIAD, and Rambøll Sweco ANS with 1st Place for Construction, Building and Infrastructure Industries Respectively. By Jessica Brill, Autodesk     At a special AEC Excellence Awards luncheon today co-sponsored by Autodesk and Hewlett-Packard at Autodesk University...

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The Need for Civil BIM-level Objects

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series November 2016This 3D model is of wet utilities for conflict detection on a local project. The H&A software reads alignment data created during design to directly create and update the 3D pipes, eliminating the need to produce a part-based model. Alignment-based utilities are the key...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 15 of 12 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

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Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

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Smart Cities

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015They’re guided by people and powered by geospatial information. We’ve all heard the buzzword, “smart city.”  But what is a smart city, and what makes it smarter than others?  One of the key characteristics is the ability to make effective connections—among...

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The Extended Entity of Autodesk

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Has Autodesk become too large? Too diverse? Did the software get too complex? Or are those concerns missing the point? We’re far from the day when we can think of something we’d like and it simply materializes: there’s still a long...