New Mexico Department of Transportation adopts Autodesk infrastructure solutions for road and highway design
During the first week of February, CADsoft had the privilege of participating in a special event hosted by the New Mexico DOT and Autodesk. Attended by road and highway design, engineering and construction professionals, we all gained new insights into the New Mexico DOT’s adoption of Autodesk infrastructure solutions including AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk InfraWorks.
At the event, Silas A. Salazar, Engineering Support Unit Supervisor of the New Mexico DOT, presented how they standardized on one CAD platform to achieve:
- More Seamless Data Sharing
- Reduced CAD file translations
- Reduce dual support and maintenance
- Similar system software/hardware
He shared the importance of embracing 3D model based design workflow, developing BIM processes, and building upon the CAD knowledge of the incoming workforce.
Submittal Mandate Announced
As a result of this initiative, Mr. Salazar shared that effective January 1, 2014 all new internal DOT designed projects will be in Autodesk 2013 formats and most important, all consultant submittals will be required to be in Autodesk 2013 formats starting July 1, 2014.
DOT Quick Start Package Available
CADsoft has created a Quick Start Package for all NM DOT clients. The Quick Start Package includes all of the necessary Autodesk software tools and training from experts which will get you up and running fast. There are Quick Start Packages for clients with existing Autodesk assets as well as clients new to the technology. Instant training rebates of up to $750 are included in the Quick Start Packages. Call or email Laurie (see below) for more information.
AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk InfraWorks Training Dates Scheduled
To help many companies prepare for July 1, 2014, CADsoft is offering monthly classroom training on Civil 3D Essentials and at our Albuquerque and Tempe training facilities and online training on InfraWorks. To see the latest schedule please check out our training calendar.