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2013

BIM on the Road - Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Pro helps civil engineers conduct road profile optimization via cloud, works with data from multitude of sources, provides ultra-realistic visual effects, available on quarterly basis with 150 cloud credits, CAD user, Sep 2013

8 OpenRoads Myths Expelled - it is common technology, doesn't require MicroStation SS3 as CAD platform, SS2 to SS3 is profound change, easier to process survey data, import, export, synchronize with existing geometry, Ron Brys, Envision CAD, July 30, 2013

Life on the Open Road - talk with Ron Gant, Bob Mankowski of Bentley about OpenRoads technology, dynamic civil cell technology, design-time visualization feature, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, July 22, 2013

GRAITEC Advance Steel Does Stairs - industrial stairs with landings, railing, spiral stairs easy to create, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, May 1, 2013

Tristram Carfrae - Engineer with Eye for Aesthetics - keynote speaker at Smart Geometry 2013 talks about design challenges involved in Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Helix Bridge in Singapore, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Apr 20, 2013

Graitec Advance Steel 2013 - structural BIM solution has improved floating tool palette, optimized graphics engine, quicker document manager, ability to define countersunk holes, inserted plate washers, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2012

GRAITEC Advance Steel Software - easy learning curve, powerful, intuitive quick cut, quick connection commands, good tech support but cumbersome 3D view manipulation, hiccup in OSNAPs, more tutorials needed, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, Jan 29, 2013

2012

Advance Steel Review - part of GRAITEC Advance suite, steel detailing software easy-to-learn, available for AutoCAD or stand-alone, compatible with Space PilotPro 3D mouse, but documentation needs improvement, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, CADdigest.com, July 12, 2012

Tipniques: Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) Baby Steps - prepare foundation, get training, coordinate with design engineers, identify need to model, Reuben Stone, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012

Man on a Mission - Uriel Castillo from City Utilities Engineering department in Fort Wayne talks about his job, using CAD software, interesting projects undertaken, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012

GRAITEC Q&A - promoting software for designing concrete, steel structures, market share, strategy to compete in US market, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 22, 2012

2011

What Technology Do You Expect at Work? - iPads, tablets, smart phones, laser scanning equipment are possible options for use in engineering, construction field, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 20, 2011

Updating CivilB - avoiding design interferences, soft vs hard clashes, explaining irregularly shaped corridors using CivilB, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 26, 2011

Updating CivilB - Autodesk executive clarifies inaccuracies, misperceptions about Civil 3D, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 19, 2011

Updating CivilB - CivilB software checks for clearances in 4 civil engineering aspects: horizontal, vertical clearance, boundary setback, cover depth, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 12, 2011

GreenWays: Leadership for a Clean Energy Future - Bentley executives on company synopsis, sustainability, carbon emissions issues, affordable smart grid, Electric Energy Online, May 2011

2010

Essential Tools of the Trade - civil engineering sectors, workflow benefits, cloud computing power, comprehensive planning, Bob Drake, CE News, July 2010

2009

Point Clouds on the Horizon - 3D laser scanning combined with appropriate software help civil engineers perform survey fast, cost effectively, Bob Drake, CENews.com, Nov 2009

Landscape Design for BIM, Highway Design and New Platform - Eagle Point offers LANDCADD integrated with Revit, LandSketch for Highways, standardizes on AutoCAD Civil 3D as development platform, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 16, 2009

Civil Engineering in 4D - using AutoCAD Civil 3D with Navisworks help manage construction projects efficiently within time, Jack Strongitharm of Autodesk, CAD User, Feb/Mar 2009

2008

Five Simple Things You Can Do to Make Sustainable Design a Reality in Your Lifetime - get inspiration, learn Civil 3D, make changes to your site plan, more, Dana Breig Probert, Civil 3D Rocks, May 15, 2008

SITEOPS: Applying Optimization Technology to Site Design - easy-to-use SITEOPS uses sophisticated computing technology to address challenges of site design, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 31, 2008

Changing the Landscape - dynamic 3D CAD is emerging as reliable technology in AEC industry, Mark Scacco, CENews.com, Mar 26, 2008

2007

BIM and Civil Engineering - civil engineering industry is adopting 3D environment to work in collaboration on building designs, Shanon Fauerbach, CENews.com, Dec 4, 2007

Civil Engineering Technology - survey reports limited use of 3D modeling due to resistance of users and financial costs involved, Shanon Fauerbach, CENews.com, Oct 30, 2007

Digging into 3D - designing in 3D provides many benefits, Mike Barkasi, CAD User, May/Jun 2007

The Big Three - discussing issues faced by civil engineers when coping with growing industry, CAD User, May/Jun 2007

2005

Bentley: Civil Engineering and Design - Gregg Herrin of Bentley addresses the confusion caused by a large number of products his company offers for civil engineering, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, December 8, 2005

CADlantic's Web Site - CADlantic (formerly CADvantage) offers utilities, training and support for Land Desktop users, Tracy Lincoln, TLConsulting, February 8, 2005

LandXML - AutoCAD Civil 3D tip, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, February 14, 2005

Data Management Among Professionals Can Save Those Valuable Development $$ - CAD drawings that look fine yet lack the mathematical integrity to be useful engineering tools can cost projects significant amounts of money, Steve Moore, Land Development Today, January 2005 (requires free registration)

Civil 3D: Text Scaling and Rotation - streaming tech tip explores text in viewports, Gar Knobbe, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2005

Share - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2005 tips on sharing drawings with someone using basic AutoCAD, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, January 5, 2005

Swapping Edges = Flipping Faces - AutoCAD Civil 3D tip, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, January 3, 2005

2004

See What You Want - AutoCAD Civil 3D tips on using the Isolate/Hide objects capability, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, December 30, 2004

Tell Me All The Dirt - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2005 tip on doing earthwork volume calculations, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, December 15, 2004

Parcel Labels - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2005 tip, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, December 13, 2004

Parcel Labels Part II - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2005 tip, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D 2005 Thoughts, December 28, 2004

Civil Design Goes 3D by Autodesk - Autodesk's new Civil 3D software, due to ship this fall, will be the company's biggest product launch since the debut of Inventor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, September 8, 2004

2003 Progress Report for America's Infrastructure - in their latest report the American Society of Engineers (ASCE) found that the condition of our country's roads, bridges, drinking water systems and other public works have shown little improvement since they were graded an overall D+ in 2001, ASCE, January 26, 2004

2003

Allen Peyser: Passion for Wastewater and Computers - profile of a civil engineer who has developed software for modeling wastewater systems, Progressive Engineer, November 2003

Data Management Can Save $$Millions - in land development projects, CAD's greatest importance lies in its capabilities as a geometric calculator and database, providing a tool to calculate, store and visualize vital information, Greg Yoko, Land Development Today, October 2003

Changing Protocol - 3D CAD is being used increasingly to automate machine control and facilitate other design-related tasks in the civil engineering industry, Harry O. Ward, CE News Online, July 2003

Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) 2003 - a report from the recent conference, focusing on land development issues, Shane Gardner, Land Development Today, July 2003 

2002

Technology and Education Challenge Land Development Industry - among the challenges in educating the surveyors and engineers of the future is attracting enough students, Land Development Today, September 2002

COGOČ: Combining COGO Commands to Solve Complex Engineering Tasks with InRoads and GEOPAK  - David P. Mild, MSM Online, August 22, 2002

Designing for Profit - using computer-aided design gives a landscape designer a competitive edge, Land Development Today, August 2002

Creating Bridge Typicals with InRoads Bridge and MicroStation V8 via 3D Extraction - tutorial for civil engineers for making fast and accurate representations of bridge cross sections by extracting the cross section from a 3D model, Thomas Taylor, Jana Miller, MSM, June 10, 2002

Today's Digital World of Land Development - new technology spurs the trend toward automation in land development, Andrew Roe, CADENCE, May 2002

Arenium Remedy For Document Control Hell - review of change management software for civil engineering projects, George L. Rowe, AEC Vision, April, 2002

Bridge Builder Gene Figg Dies - engineer was known for his work on concrete segmental bridges, Andrew G. Wright, enr.com, March 22, 2002

Crossing the Yangtze - the city of Nanjing's second bridge features the first use of an epoxy asphalt deck pavement in China and one of the longest cable-stayed spans in the world, Yongning Dai and Man-Chung Tang, Civil Engineering, Feb 2002

2001

Engineers Bank Better Salaries - annual reader survey reveals average salary of $64,490, up over 5% from last year, Design News Online, July 2, 2001.

A New Operating System for Construction: a Call for Reform - Gregory A. Howell, P.E., AEC Vision, March 2001

Bridge Builders Tackle Olympian Challenges - Peter M Reina, Engineering News-Record, January 1-8, 2001

Demanding Design Takes Builders on a Fantastic Voyage of Invention - Joanne Gonchar, Engineering News-Record, January 22-28, 2001

Greece Builds Long and Winding Road with Help of International Experts - Peter Reina, Engineering News-Record, January 22-28, 2001

Have Wireless--Will Travel - Andrew Lee, The Engineer, January 3, 2001

Propped Shear Walls: I. Magnin Building, Oakland - John Wolfe, S.E., David Mar, S.E., and  Steve Topping, S.E., Modern Steel Construction, January 2001

Public Market to BallRoom: A Cinderella Transformation in Sacramento - D. Scott Kennedy, P. Eng., Modern Steel Construction, January 2001

Rediscovering the Lost City - Jeff L. Brown, Civil Engineering Magazine, January 2001

Shapes Listing - Modern Steel Construction, January 2001

Snakermaker - Design Engineering, January 4, 2001

Steel Revives Historic Structure - Marie Ennis, P.E., Modern Steel Construction, January 2001

Top 25 Newsmakers - Engineering News-Record, January 1-8, 2001

Total Water Reuse - David E. Beck, P.E., CE News, January 2001

2000

Highway-Rail Intersections: At-grade Incidents and Fatalities Continue to Decline - Better Roads, December 2000

Rebuilding the South Pole Station: The SPRP Project: An Overview - John H. Rand and Frank Brier, Civil Engineering Magazine, December 2000

Rebuilding the South Pole Station: The Rationale for Above-Surface Facilities - William D. Brooks, AIA, Civil Engineering Magazine, December 2000

Rebuilding the South Pole Station: Foundation Design for the Elevated Station - Dennis L. Berry and Forrest T. Braun, Civil Engineering Magazine, December 2000

Rebuilding the South Pole Station: The Construction Challenges - Jerry W. Marty, Civil Engineering, December 2000

Engineering Students Solve Water Distribution Dilemma with WaterCAD - Kenneth Wong, CADENCE, November 2000

Golden Gate Update - Mervin C. Giacomini, P.E., and John E. Woelfel, P.E., Civil Engineering Magazine, November 2000

Options for storm-water management - Robert V. Chalfant, New Steel, November 2000

Steel Forum: How E-Commerce Will Add Value - Robert A. Garvey, New Steel, November 2000

Examining the Capitol Dome - Eric C. Stovner, P.E., S.E., Emmanuel E. Velivasakis, P.E., Charles H. Thornton, P.E., Glenn G. Thater, I.E., and Christopher P. Pinto, I.E., Civil Engineering Magazine, October 2000

Keeping Channel Tunnel Rail Link on Track - CAD User, September 2000

Replacing the East Bay Bridge - Man-Chung-Tang, P.E., Rafael Manzanarez, P.E., Marwan Nader, P.E., Sajid Abbas, P.E., and George Baker, P.E., Civil Engineering Magazine, September 2000

Pit Program Improves Profits - Australian precast concrete manufacturer writes program for AutoCAD simplifying design of concrete stormwater pits. CADinfo.NET, June 2000

Project Impact: ESRI Helps Map Out Disaster Preparedness - Arc News, June 2000

 
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