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2021 Department of Transportation Webinars: Highways, Bridges & Structures

Newly released civil webinars hosted by Autodesk & U.S. CAD for DOT are now available. Each of these webinars are exclusive releases to help guide and prepare civil engineers working on projects with a focus in Highways, Bridges, Structures, Traffic Engineering. If you’re interested in watching the presentations or sharing it with any of your…

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Montana DOT Partners with U.S. CAD

Montana Department of Transportation Transitions to Autodesk Infrastructure Design Solutions Partnering with U.S. CAD for Deployment and Implementation

Adopting Autodesk’s Best-in-class Solutions Paired with U.S. CAD’s Expert Guidance for Professional Services is a Key Part of State’s Digital Delivery Initiative IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2021 – U.S. CAD, a leading AEC technology and consulting firm, and Autodesk Platinum Partner, today announced it will provide deployment and implementation services as part of the Montana…

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Corridor Assemblies in Civil 3D

The Building Blocks for Effective Corridor Assemblies in Civil 3D

The term corridor is pretty familiar to Civil 3D users—and its purpose is powerful. Basically, a corridor is a 3D representation of a path. A corridor can be any linear feature such as a road, harbor channel, railway line, or pipeline right of way, etc. Every corridor combines an alignment, a profile, and assemblies to…

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9 Things to Consider When Implementing a New Office Communication Tool

Communication – It would be an understatement to call this an essential component in creating successful project outcomes. Communication is at the core of every business function across all industries. For AEC professionals, it ensures that internal teams are cohesive with their efforts, it’s critical for external collaboration with consultants and other project contributors, and…

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Scanning for Opportunities: Three Ways Laser Scanners Give Architects a Digital Advantage

3D laser scanning has come a long way in the construction space in size, accuracy, and cost. From handheld portable devices to professional-grade tripod units, the technology is capable of gathering millions of points in seconds from a great distance. It’s that versatility that makes the 3D laser scanner an invaluable tool across an architect’s…

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Why You Should Incorporate Scanning into Your BIM Workflows

Laser scanning made its debut in the construction world in the 1990s. While it has been proven to have multiple benefits, those who end the laser scanning process after viewing the point cloud do not reap the total value of their efforts. With scan-to-BIM technology, laser scanning leaped in terms of usefulness and value. While…

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Four Ways Construction Technology Can Help Firms Recover Now and Secure the Future

As firms pivot from the global health crisis, BIM technology enhances prefab and modular design, remote work, job site safety, and productivity. As companies look for ways to keep workers safe and keep production moving, a growing number are shifting to prefabrication and modular workflows. Doing more work off-site allows fewer people to be on-site…

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The Labor Shortage in Construction: Concrete Steps Employers Can Take to Attract Workers

The construction industry’s labor shortage is ongoing because most general contractors have difficulty filling open positions with skilled resources. As a result, projects are delayed or placed on hold, which impacts construction productivity. High material costs and long delays, plus COVID-19 issues, have only exacerbated the labor issues in which the industry has been plagued….

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Optimizing the Construction Workforce

Technology in today’s construction provides a wide variety of solutions for obstacles plaguing owners, general contractors, and projects overall. While headaches such as high material costs, labor shortages, and project cost inflation are not new, the technology readily available provides new insight into how these challenges may be approached. Autodesk Construction Cloud™ attacks these obstacles…

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U.S. CAD AEC Expert – Andrell Laniewicz

Interview with Andrell Laniewicz, Senior Technical Specialist How long have you been with U.S CAD and what is your role? I am about to enter my third year here! I am currently a Senior Technical Specialist – meaning I help clients related to software areas I am skilled in. Do you own pets? If so,…

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