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Constructech Magazine selects Autodesk as Top 50 Technology Powerhouse List

“Autodesk offers a lot more than just AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks, as it has built out its portfolio to help drive construction toward BIM, which includes cloud services and greater mobility.” —Constructech editors For the sixth year in a row, Autodesk has earned a spot on Constructech Magazine’s Top 50 Technology Powerhouse list. The list is compiled by the magazine’s editors

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Webcast Recording: What’s New in Revit 2016?

The new Autodesk 2016 products were released in April. We covered many of the software releases here on this blog and then had several webcasts to show you what is new. Bill Knittle presented information on the new features in Revit 2016 along with the new features in the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016.  You can watch the recording here.

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What’s New in the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016?

Built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk Revit software, in the Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions, combines features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction, in a single, comprehensive application. The Building Design Suite includes software that enables users to incorporate include real-world data in designs. There are three levels of the Building Design Suite, and

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What’s New in Revit 2016?

The Revit® 2016 release continues to support user productivity with improved software performance and usability enhancements. Navigation during Redraw: Speed navigation by interrupting the display of model elements as you move through the model. Automatically linked views in PDF exports: Improve communication by navigating PDFs exported from Revit more easily. Share your designs as electronic PDF files with automatically linked

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The Value of BIM in Construction

Last year, Autodesk partnered with McGraw Hill Construction to find out if BIM is embraced around the world and whether employing BIM processes have improved business for those companies. Key findings in the report show: 75% of companies report a positive return on BIM investments Contractors are experiencing less errors and rework Companies are expecting to grow work with BIM

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Overcome Data Disarray

Given today’s competitive business climate, controlling costs is essential for the success of a building or construction project. But cost control is a challenge for many firms, especially when project teams and disconnected project data are spread around the world. It is often difficult for firms to produce the accurate, timely material takeoffs needed to estimate and control costs throughout

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Webinar: BIM Team Work. Reworked.

Autodesk amps up BIM with expanded cloud-based collaboration services Join Autodesk for this free webinar to learn more about Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit®—a new service that connects building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. With no need for costly IT setup, Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit is a turnkey solution that allows project

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Back to Basics with Revit Walls Part 3: Bringing It All Together

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer: In some cases, our walls need to follow even more elaborate construction techniques. In this case, we’re going to look at how to create a foundation wall with an accurately modeled brick ledge or shelf. To begin this process, let’s take a look at the exterior wall’s assembly

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Back to Basics with Revit Walls: Part 2 Embedding Walls within Walls

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer: (Continued from Post “Back to Basics with Revit Walls: Part 1”) In some cases, it is necessary to embed walls within walls to accurately represent feasible constructions. The difficulty in this is that Revit does not like overlapping walls. In this post will look at how to make

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Back to Basics with Revit Walls: Part 1 Vertically Complex Wall Types

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer: Revit Walls are one of those system families that can seem to be static to work with. However, one can get very dynamic and push their Revit wall types to new heights. In this post, we’ll discuss how to make your walls vertically complex and express your intent

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