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**NOTICE** This site closes on March 31, 2015. **NOTICE** We have a new site for BIM on the Rocks: http://bimontherocks.com/. It is important to us to thank you for following us here. Also important is for you to continue to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at BIM on the Rocks
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Guest author: Terry Bennett Infrastructure is a system. When the system is failing, we need to treat the cause not just address the symptoms. A new symptom now getting attention is online shopping and how it affects infrastructure. That is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Guest Author: Eric Chappell At times you may need to draw in an existing road to dress up the existing conditions of your model. Perhaps you have no road data or it is lacking in some areas. Whatever the case,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Andy Cochrane, Autodesk In the last six months it's become commonplace to hear customers say "Model Builder has changed the game." For us at Autodesk, this is more than just validation that we're doing something right. It's the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: John Sayre, Autodesk Want to know how to collaborate whether you are in the field or in the office? Have you ever had a project where communication was difficult because everyone involved on that project didn’t have access to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Win with your civil projects in 2015 - Join the Excellence in Infrastructure Competition to find out. Get recognized as a leader in transforming the world’s infrastructure – enter the Excellence in Infrastructure Competition - over $10,000 USD in prizes.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Sherry Kilgus-Kramer New Autodesk iPad app brings infrastructure content to civil engineers anytime, anywhere Are you tired of being on a plane and reading the same magazines, or dragging out your laptop in inconvenient spots when you need something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Recently Topcon Positioning Group announced the release of a new software add-on that provides a seamless workflow between AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Topcon software solutions including MAGNET. This new software add-on called Topcon eXchange, is designed to save time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Karen Weiss Update now available. December 19, Autodesk released an update to Autodesk InfraWorks 360 that also enhances the Drainage Design vertical application. The update provides enhancements to Autodesk® InfraWorks® 360 that include the commercial release of Model Builder,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Allison Huffman When it comes to technology, I’m not the type of person who is always using the latest and greatest gadgets and software. In fact some might even call me a technology laggard. Interestingly, I have heard this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Allison Huffman I’ll be honest, when I was first asked to attend the AASHTO Annual Meeting, one of the transportation industry’s key events, I was a little worried. What could we talk about for five days? How much asphalt... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Karen Weiss In this day and age, we all seem to be sharing more of our thoughts and ideas on social communities. A new place for you to start sharing is on the newly launched InfraWorks 360 Community. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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“We need a place to gather and exchange ideas and best practices – to create a louder voice.” AU2014 Infrastructure Symposium (Monday, December 1, 2014, Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas. More than 500 scheduled for the sessions. Get your agenda... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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OWL digital viewfinder for public outreach In the first 'step into a design project' post, I talked about presenting projects to an audience in a way that allows you to better tell a story. Think gaming industry meets civil engineering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
Have you ever presented a project to an audience that you felt just really wasn’t getting it? Come on! This plan is awesome, can't you see it? Maybe it will solve a big challenge for a city, alleviate congestion on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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The team here at Autodesk is excited to announce the launch of a new service available exclusively to our Subscription customers - the Autodesk® Civil Engineering Data Translator 2015. The Civil Engineering Data Translator is a cloud-based data translator available... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Anchorage Municipal Light & Power Project: 3D modelling of underground facilities Location: Anchorage, Alaska (USA) Unique Challenge: Record keeping of underground cables, conduits, and vaults is challenging. Design rarely if ever matches what was actually built in the field.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: COWI Owner: The Norwegian Public Roads Administration Project: E16 Road Project Location: Oslo, Norway COWI uses a 3D model of existing geographical conditions connected to the cloud, to plan and visualize the new E16, a 4 lane, 32 km... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Huitt-Zollars Owner: Orange County Project: La Pata Gap Closure Location: Orange County, California (USA) Unique engineering challenges: Although the project had environmental clearance and final design had begun, several of the project stakeholders were requesting changes to the project... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Dewberry Owner: Loudoun Water Project: Potomac Water Supply Program Visualization Location: Loudoun County, Virginia (USA) Unique challenge: Communicate a complex, multidisciplinary, and mostly underground project to multiple audiences in a clear and engaging way Autodesk technology: AutoCAD Civil 3D,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Huettenwerk Krupp-Mannesmann (HKM) Project: One Digital Factory Location: Duisburg, Germany Unique challenge: Interdisciplinary work over more than twenty departments. HKM’s plant documentation and information was widely scattered throughout the organization and in many different formats including spreadsheets, standalone databases,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Is winning a result of mindset, a technology, a methodology, or all of these? Authors: John Rodriguez, BIM Manager at Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. Teresa Elliott, Autodesk We've explored BIM in several posts already, but we wanted to bring up the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Fall is here officially. And for me that means planning is in full swing for AU2014. Pardon me, while I geek about this year. Why am I so excited? It's because I have had a sneak preview of what you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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"The 3D printing market is maturing rapidly, as attention and influence shifts from the companies that manufacture these amazing devices to a broad range of industries where the technology is finding distribution and practical applications." [Forbes Magazine: 3D Goes Mainstream].... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Allison Huffman Determined to become London’s Airport of choice, Gatwick Airport undertook a massive 1.2B capital investment program to modernize their infrastructures. Of all the customers and projects we have the privilege to work with here at Autodesk, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks