Author Archives: Lance Maidlow

About Lance Maidlow

A professional engineer and solution architect with direct experience in a wide range of industries including GIS, water, sewer, power, transportation and oil and gas. Currently focusing on the optimization of design software and field data collection for utilities, local governments and their supporting organizations.

Small Civil Design Firms Can Dominate The Site Design Market!

Smaller civil design firms will realize immediate productivity gains from Civil Site Design that will allow them to generate accurate designs quickly with minimal training. Continue reading

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Save $6,825 Over 5 Years From the AutoCAD Rental Program!

Like many software companies, Autodesk is moving to a software rental model.  Although this approach is common for new cloud based solutions, will it be accepted by AutoCAD users who are accustomed to owning their desktop software? The chart below shows … Continue reading

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What Will You Do When Autodesk Abandons DWG?

The thought of Autodesk abandoning DWG never really occurred to me until I read Ralph Grabowski’s interview with Neil Peterson – President of the ODA (Open Design Alliance).  The ODA  is an organization of 1280 firms that support the development … Continue reading

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Civil Site Design – The Next Generation in Subdivision Design

A CAD engine independent subdivsion design application with integrated 3D visualization! Continue reading

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Daily Field Reports – How to Turn a Lemon Into an Arnold Palmer

Learn how a painting and restoration contractor used this free daily field report to generate a PDF file that is automatically emailed from the field to project managers and clients. Continue reading

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Advanced Road Design – “26 Road Subdivision Conceptual Design in 4 Minutes”

While researching Advanced Road Design, I came across this 2007 post by Angel Espinoza. I’ve highlighted some of Angel’s key points in blue. I will be digging deeper into Advanced Road Design in future posts. This is software that is … Continue reading

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A Complete Solution for Surveyors – No Need to Upgrade Your AutoCAD!

Surveyors require a suite of tools that must be both powerful and easy to use. Typical tasks include: Loading survery data from standard formats Layout lots and quickly write legal descriptions Build surfaces and generate contours Import Esri SHP files … Continue reading

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