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Civil 3D Users – Maximize Your Productivity and Save Money

Civil Site Design, originally written as a Civil 3D add-on for automated road design, is the one option that provides immediate real benefits including stability and design automation to Civil 3D users while providing a path to independence from the Autodesk rental program, if desired, for as little as $995. Continue reading

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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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