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Workflows of Opportunity: Three Ways to Build More Collaborative Design Connections

As a cloud-based design collaboration and design management solution, BIM Collaborate Pro is a suite of tools uniquely equipped to support today’s increasingly digital ecosystems. It’s a solution with a wide range of capabilities, features and functionality. One of the most flexible and forward-thinking features is the Design Collaboration toolset, which provides options and opportunities…

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Tips for Selecting the Best Drainage Design Software for Your Project

By Doug Benoit, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD The coming year looks to be one of plenty as public and private entities look to upgrade and update water and wastewater related infrastructure with a particular eye on environmental sustainability and climate change. Just recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $7.5 billion in available…

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Three Features That Make InfoWorks ICM Unique

By Doug Benoit, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD When it comes to planning and managing flood control, stormwater or sewer systems, few platforms are as comprehensive as Autodesk InfoWorks ICM. This solution uses a centralized database that allows for collaborative modeling, unlimited storage, simultaneous simulations using cloud hardware, and accessibility from anywhere. But there’s more!…

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U.S. CAD, An ARKANCE Company, Announces the Renewal of Exclusive Sponsorship of the Design-Build Institute of America’s Design-Build Delivers Podcast

January 16, 2024, IRVINE, California – U.S.CAD, An ARKANCE Company, a leading AECO technology and services consultant, is proud to announce the renewal of its exclusive sponsorship of the Design-Build Institute of America’s Design-Build Delivers Podcast. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), founded in 1993, is today the true authority on Design-Build Done Right®. Its…

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Top Three Features of BIM Collaborate Pro’s Model Coordination Toolkit

by Brian Perez, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD, An ARKANCE Company Model coordination, or clash detection and interference resolution is integral to many organizations’ collaborative workflows—but are you using the toolkit features and functionality to the fullest extent? The Model Coordination tool within BIM Collaborate Pro is all about flexibility, ease-of-use and efficiency, providing a…

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Accelerating Your Digital Project Delivery Goals: The Essentials for Transportation Agencies  

The 2024 Engineering and Construction 2024 Outlook is optimistic for transportation infrastructure construction growth alongside manufacturing and clean energy infrastructure. Part of that enthusiasm is the anticipated funding from federal programs such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has already allocated $61 billion in…

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The Digital Transformation of Risk in Building Design

Equitable risk allocation and risk management in the construction space is a complex topic – one that for architects and design engineers can evoke immediate concerns about accountability and liability. Historical Risk Structures Make Sense… Or Do They? From the earliest lessons, architects are typically taught to beware of and limit the information shared with…

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We're transitioning to ARKANCE

U.S. CAD transitioning to ARKANCE for brand unity and enhanced offerings 

In June 2023, ARKANCE acquired U.S. CAD. As a result, U.S. CAD is now proudly part of the world’s leading provider of AECO and manufacturing technology and services. At ARKANCE, we are committed to helping you continually innovate and improve the way you design and build. With this in mind, ARKANCE has embarked on a…

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U.S. CAD, An ARKANCE Company, Acquires Kelar Pacific’s Autodesk and Bluebeam Business

December 6, 2023, IRVINE, California – U.S. CAD, An ARKANCE Company, a leading provider of technology and services to the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operator (AECO) community, has acquired Kelar Pacific’s Autodesk and Bluebeam business. U.S. CAD will provide Autodesk and Bluebeam product sales, technical support, and training to Kelar Pacific customers. Furthermore, U.S. CAD…

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ARKANCE proudly premieres at Autodesk University 2023, celebrating its status as Autodesk’s First Global Platinum Partner

ARKANCE proudly premieres at Autodesk University 2023, celebrating its status as Autodesk’s First Global Platinum Partner

November 13, 2023, IRVINE, California, and PARIS, France – ARKANCE, a leading global provider of architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing technology solutions, premieres today as Autodesk’s First Global Platinum Partner at Autodesk University 2023, The Design & Make Conference. During this three-day gathering in Las Vegas, November 13-15, attendees can explore the purpose and vision…

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