Why Autodesk Just Spent $1.15 Billion On Two Construction Technology Startups?

Autodesk’s acquisition of construction software startup BuildingConnected for $275 million just one month after buying PlanGrid means it’s spent $1.15 billion on two startups in this category in one month. BuildingConnected makes a bid management platform that generates project-specific risk mitigation recommendations based on subcontractor qualification data. The software is meant to help contractors efficiently […]

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Will the new AutoCAD help kill the laptop?

On October 30, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to unveil the tech giant’s new and improved iPad Pro tablet. The latest iPad Pro for the first time features the desktop engine of AutoCAD, with pro-users being able to create, edit, and view drawings directly on the mobile device. According to Marcus O’Brien, senior […]

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Connecting Design and Construction

Integrated BIM workflows for contractors and fabricators Contractors and fabricators are increasingly embracing BIM for its exceptional value in downstream activities on structural and MEP systems, such as detailing, fabrication, installation, and handover. In this Connecting Design and Construction SmartMarket Report, you will learn: The “integrated workflow” and the benefits it can bring to your […]

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Plot Small When A Sheet Is Big

Many companies have their main sheet size set to 22×34 so they can plot large, and then half scale (11×17). However, there are many companies that are required to plot 24×36. This makes plotting half-scale plans a little more difficult. That said, it is still doable. Let’s look at the steps to “plot small, when the […]

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2-Minute AutoCAD Tips

Brandon Loehr lives and breathes AutoCAD, but he doesn’t keep that knowledge just to himself. With helpful insights and tips, he helps thousands of people understand how to use AutoCAD. Brandon’s 2-minute AutoCAD tips are undeniably good. So, we’d be remiss in not featuring a few of them here. Take a look and you can […]

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