Work Smarter with Roadway and Parking Lot Design

Civil
September 10, 2014

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking software allows designers to see how transportation will interact with their building and infrastructure designs before they are built. Some of the benefits of Vehicle Tracking include: Faster planning and design Accurately predict movement Reduce rework Easily evaluate for safety factors Optimize designs Watch the video below for a quick overview of […]

A Quick Look at Autodesk Subscription Options

Building
September 5, 2014

If you have had Autodesk for a while, then you know that for many years Autodesk Subscription has been the most affordable way to continue your software and get the updates each year.  Recently, Autodesk added a ‘rental’ version of the software now known as Desktop Subscription.  Learn more about this option in this previous […]

BIM Focused Training Now Available Through Project Virtual

Building
September 1, 2014

In late 2013, Synergis and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., worked together to create Project Virtual.  Project Virtual offers training and software discounts to ABC members, with more tools in the works.  Just this week, the ABC opened these virtual sessions to non-members as well. Highlights to Project Virtual Training: Online in a easy to […]

Stay Informed on Your Software: Autodesk Application Manager

Building
August 28, 2014

Autodesk is working to deliver a better experience for discovering and applying updates to the products you own and manage.  Included in all 2015 Windows desktop products is a new cloud-based software delivery solution that ships with a client component called Autodesk Application Manager that helps you stay current with the latest updates for your […]

Software: To Buy or To Rent?

Building
August 26, 2014

Last year, Autodesk started offering its software as a pay-as-you-go in addition to the traditional software purchase.  We received a lot of questions about this option and whether it is the best fit for different customers.  Fortunately, the Line/Shape/Space Blog from Autodesk created this infographic to help you decide if buying or renting is your […]

BIM for Infrastructure: BIM Leaves the Building and Hits the Road

Civil
August 25, 2014

Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t just for building anymore.  Check out this video about Mortenson Construction who speak to the benefits they found by using BIM in their infrastructure projects: High-value add to the customer Create coordination and communication on all teams Everyone sees the project as a whole, not just their piece Everyone is […]

Re:Vision Architecture Turns to Synergis to Maximize Their Investment

Building
August 19, 2014

Earlier this year at Synergis University, we had Re:Vision Architecture present on Building the New Synergis Home: BIM, Adaptive Reuse, and Collaboration.  Drew Lavine, RA, LEED AP, Re:Vision Architecture, presented the process of transforming an old hosiery factory to open, bright technology offices that will soon hold all of our local employees.  You can see […]

What’s in the 2015 Autodesk Simulation Portfolio?

Building
August 18, 2014

Simulation can mean a lot of things to a lot of people: testing, analyzing, quality assurance, product research and development or just plain design.  Wikipedia defines simulation as: “the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model […]

Can You Survive Without BIM? New BIM eBook to Keep You Competitive

Building
August 11, 2014

Can you survive without BIM?  So far, some firms have been holding out with concerns over costs, skill sets of the employees they have, and all the unknowns that come with implementing new processes and technology.  Autodesk and Synergis aim to clear up the confusion and help you step into BIM while minimizing interruption in […]

Why Should I Upgrade My Autodesk Licenses Now?

Building
August 7, 2014

Autodesk announced earlier this year that as of February 1, 2015, upgrade pricing will go away. This means that you will lose any value to your licenses and will need to purchase new licenses in the future at full price. We have received a lot of questions about this announcement, so we wanted to help […]