MG Connected – 2020.1

MG Connected – 2020.1

Stay connected to the technology transforming the AEC industry. We’ve pulled some of our latest and greatest content and paired it with some of the industry’s hottest topics – providing you an AEC technology information hub full of rich content. From building design to construction management to infrastructure design to all things MG – we’ve got you covered.

BUILDING DESIGN

NEW FUNCTIONALITY ALERT
Revit 2020.1 Update for MEP Designers

If you haven’t heard, Autodesk Revit is now delivering integrated analysis functionality through the Revit 2020.1 update. This allows the same Revit model to be used for documentation, design and analysis. Learn more >

TECH TIP
Light Fixtures in Twinmotion

Taking your model from Autodesk Revit directly into the visualization tool Twinmotion can leave your design with holes in the walls/ceilings. Our visualization expert walks you through the workaround so you can communicate your project as intended. Learn the workflow here >

WEBINAR LIBRARY FEATURE
Unlock the Power of Building Project Data Using Autodesk Forge

Project data revolutionized. Autodesk Forge is allowing users to view, analyze and manage project data in remarkable new ways. See how now >

INDUSTRY ARTICLE
6 Ways Smart Technologies Are Changing the Conversation About Architecture

This article explores the different ways smart technologies are influencing the architecture of occupied spaces. Read more here >

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

WEBINAR LIBRARY FEATURE
Esri ArcGIS and Autodesk Bring New Dimension to Construction Project Planning

We’re sharing how GIS data can impact construction project planning workflows – from site analysis, utilities coordination, asset management, project logistics planning and more. Learn what GIS is, how it can help and methods for incorporating it into your workflow. Watch now >

INDUSTRY TREND ARTICLE
2020 Construction Trends: 30+ Experts Weigh In

From more off-site construction to getting creative in filling skilled labor shortage roles to an increased technology investment – see what industry experts are predicting the construction landscape will look like in 2020. Read more >

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK ARTICLE
3 Key Takeaways from Our 2020 US Construction Risk Outlook

Check out what are seen to be the biggest risks impacting general contractors and owners this year. See the key takeaways here >

PRODUCT UPDATES
9 Autodesk Construction Product Updates to Simplify 2020

Several updates have been released for BIM 360 and PlanGrid. Check out these new capabilities and how they will simplify your workflow. Learn more >

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

COLLABORATION FOR CIVIL 3D

BIM 360 Design’s integration with Civil 3D brings civil infrastructure professionals and extended project team stakeholders a new level of connection, efficiency and integration to even the largest of teams on the most complex projects. With seamless sharing across both functions and locations and a central platform for all of your project data, you spend less time solving problems and more time getting the job done. See how >

WEBINAR LIBRARY FEATURE
ArcGIS to Civil 3D and Back Again

The new connector between Autodesk’s Civil 3D and Esri’s ArcGIS technologies is opening the door to easy yet powerful new civil engineering design creation, analysis and management possibilities. We’ve shared the best practice workflow for connecting ArcGIS to Civil 3D design data and back again. View workflow now >

WORKFLOW VIDEO
Context Modeling for Site Design

The addition of GIS data into your design process allows you to establish context for your project – improving design quality and decision making. Learn how this in accomplished in Autodesk Infraworks. Watch overview video >

SUCCESS STORY
Building Before Building

This project highlight speaks to the challenges, success and workflow Colas experienced when building a new bridge over the Riviere des Galets via N1. Colas ended up creating “an intelligent bridge model, saving time in the design process to better plan, coordinate and carry out construction”. Read more about the infrastructure project and the Autodesk technology behind it >

INDUSTRY ARTICLE
Hyperloop Technology Aims to Transform Transportation – Within the Decade

Hyperloop travel may not be as futuristic as it sounds. This article share more about the technology, how it aims to revolutionize transportation, what other affects we could see as a result and how Virgin Hyperloop One is leading the way. Learn more about this innovative form of travel >

MG HAPPENINGS / HIGHLIGHTS

MEET OUR NEWEST MG DIRECTOR
Michael Funk

Our Denver crew expanded by one with the addition of Michael Funk as our Director of Sales + Operations in January. He has a ton of key executive-level management skills including his critically acclaimed professional superpower of the bigger the crisis, the calmer the Mike. We look forward to immersing him into this great industry and growing alongside him. Check out some of Michael’s Q+A here >

EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Déjà vu Rendezvous

The 13th Annual Déjà vu Rendezvous at Mile High Station in Denver is set for May 15th. This “night of celebration for the construction industry” benefits the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) at the University of Colorado. The money raised from this event goes to support CIDE’s mission of empowering individuals with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. Learn more on the sponsorship opportunities available >

EVENT HIGHLIGHT
Bluebeamfest in the Rockies

What an event! We hosted Bluebeamfest February 26th + 27th in Denver and what a time it was. It was two full days of all things Bluebeam®. Between the packed-house trainings and the great turnout at our crowd-favorite Bluebeam + Beer event, we already can’t wait for the next. Stay tuned for future Bluebeamfest dates and cities.

JANUARY TRAVELS

Our team attended the 71st Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors’ Institute at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center during the last week of January. We were able to share with attendees the latest in Autodesk and Esri technologies and how it could benefit their workflow.

January 31st our team headed to the Inland Northwest AGC Annual Convention. Shout out to Alex, MG Design Technology Specialist – Bluebeam, for presenting at his first convention. His presentation brought great interaction and sparked interest and participation with the audience. Our team enjoyed sharing on the power of adding Bluebeam to your workflow throughout this event.

UPCOMING EVENTS + WEBINARS

Bookmark this page to see what upcoming events + webinars we are hosting along with what events we are attending >

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GIVEAWAY
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