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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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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Contour Crafting Will Develop Concrete 3D Printer for Disaster Relief, Thanks to DoD Contract

One of the very first methods of large-scale 3D printing that the world witnessed was the technology of Contour Crafting Corporation, which uses large but lightweight robotic 3D printers to quickly put down layers of building material in order to rapidly create entire buildings onsite in just days. Last week, we learned that the US Department of Defense (DoD) had […]

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Autodesk University 2017 Video: AutoCAD Productivity

Martin Phelps’ presentation is targeted squarely at the technical drafter. Here, you’ll learn examples of drawing tools to aid the production of technical drawings. He also covers: “Simple changes that may be made to the user interface to aid technical drawing production; overlooked time saving sub functions of useful daily used commands; and using blocks […]

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ONLY ONE. AUTOCAD.

From mechanical design aids to architecture tools to model-based GIS and mapping features, subscribe to AutoCAD software and access industry-specific toolsets, plus web and mobile apps.       Work faster with specialised toolsets AutoCAD now includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design and more. Automate floor plans, sections, levels and […]

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