An Intro to Autodesk Toolsets

“The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don’t know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.” – Philip Pullman If Pullman is correct, there are then many benefits to tools; first, there is the clear benefit of their usage, but there is also the freedom they provide to explore, create, and do more. That is also the […]
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Weighing Your Options? Autodesk vs Solidworks

As a business leader, you’re likely called on to make a lot of decisions. Some of them may seem inconsequential, and others highly impactful. Regardless, every decision you make should be made after considering the options, and when the impact may be significant, it’s best to do some research first. When it comes to choosing your design software, it could have long-lasting implications for your business, your employees, and your projects. While there are quite a few options on the market, we’re going to take a look at two popular choices, Autodesk vs SOLIDWORKS. Each application has benefits; largely, your […]
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5 Amazing Autodesk Projects

When asked where they find inspiration, artists have a variety of responses from nature to other artists. Architects and engineers are no different. Creators often find inspiration in nature (as we’ll see from some of the wood construction) and from other creators and how they utilize, capitalize on, and experiment with the tools given to them. That’s why we’re taking a moment to explore and appreciate some of the most innovative and groundbreaking Autodesk projects in building designs we’ve seen. Looking at what is capable with Autodesk tools and BIM technology, we hope these building designs will show you more […]
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Do I Need Autodesk Certification?

There’s no doubt that regardless of your industry or career, investing in industry-specific certifications has value. However, when it comes to software, especially software that many folks learn on the job or informally from more experienced users, it’s normal to question whether one needs to go through formal certification. However, in some cases, as with Autodesk certification, there is significant value beyond simply learning the tools of the trade.   What is Autodesk Certification? As with their varied line of software tools, Autodesk also offers certification across its software collections. A certification via an online exam validates your Autodesk skills […]