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The Autodesk Rental Model May Result in Local Governments Wasting Money in the Future

I recently had an interesting discussion with the GIS/CAD manager for the wastewater division of a large U.S. city. He raised a number of interesting observations of their changing software needs: The city has migrated to the Esri Government model … 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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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 Low Risk, High ROI Way to Deploy Mobile Applications

A unique free mobile application store that allows users to download customized applications for their specific needs. Continue reading

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Managing PDF Files – a Project Engineer’s Worst Nightmare – Solved!

Synopsis Creating and distributing PDF files for construction drawings and documents is seen as a critical requirement when moving to a paperless environment. Widely distributed PDF files, marked up by multiple users, creates a secondary document management problem when users … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Tablets – The Ideal Solution For Utilities

Apple created the consumer tablet industry with its revolutionary iPad and then dominated the market with the brilliant introduction of its AppStore and the integration of iTunes. Google responded with the open source Android operating system and has gradually gained … Continue reading

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