Giffin Finds a Valued Partner in Advanced Solutions

March 31, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

Giffin, a design-build firm, focusing primarily on automotive and aerospace metal finishing projects, approached Advanced Solutions to develop a solid process to continuously improve their competitive advantage. They needed a dependable and knowledgeable Autodesk partner, who could understand their process and provide solutions to decrease completion times for engineering projects.


In order to bring Giffin to a new level of productivity, Advanced Solutions performed an intense Process Improvement Analysis, enabling them to take a “deep dive” into the current design-build process within the organization. “That was key to us because we needed their experience, their expertise, in explaining what software to use versus us just going out, and picking one, and hoping for the best,” shared Giffin Design Manager, Jeff Makarewicz.


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Autodesk Inventor 2016 What's New - Home Dashboard

March 26, 2015 By Craig Bashor Leave a comment

Ahhh... Spring is in the air, the snow has melted, the temperature is rising, and the days are lasting longer. During this time of the year, many people increase their physical activities and others have to increase their mental activities.

This spring Autodesk is releasing its 2016 products and those who enjoy receiving new products, love this time of year. Even more important, those who love receiving new products, also like to know what new enhancements and tools can be used to increase their design and documentation efficiency. In this post, I will touch on the Home dashboard for Autodesk Inventor 2016.


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Say, "Goodbye!" to Autodesk Subscription Center

March 25, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

That's right... As of March 16th, Autodesk Subscription Center has retired and the newly enhanced Autodesk Account portal is open for business.

Autodesk Account is a personalized and easy-to-use portal where you can track and manage all of your Autodesk products, services, and benefits in one place. it features a streamlined workflow to help you quickly find everything you need in one easy to navigate portal:


Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Subscrition Services, Technology, downloads, Autodesk Account, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, Software, News & Events, Cloud Services, Autodesk

Heather Adams to Speak at the 2015 KSPE Annual Convention

March 23, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment


Heather Adams, PE CAPM
Education Specialist Manager
Advanced Solutions

Heather Adams, PE CAPM, will speak during the 2015 Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) Annual Convention in Covington, Kentucky on April 8-10, 2015.

Heather Adams, is an Education Specialist Manager for Advanced Solutions, Inc. At Advanced Solutions, Heather provides training and consulting services to our customers by helping them get the most out of their design software. She specializes in teaching Autodesk Civil 3D, Map 3D, Infraworks, and AutoCAD.

Prior to joining Advanced Solutions, Heather attended the University of Tennessee where she received her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and was inducted into Chi Epsilon Honor Society. She recently received her Professional Engineer License, as well as ACI (Autodesk Certified Instructor) status through Autodesk.

She has held positions in firms specializing in a variety of disciplines including Land Surveying, Residential and Commercial Design, and Pipe Design.


Tagged with Residential Design, Commercial Design, Kentucky Wesleyan College, KSPE, Pipe Design, Chi Epsilon Honor Society, Land Surveying, Autodesk Certified Instructor, Infrastructure, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, PE, University of Tennessee, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, CAPM, University of Kentucky, ACI, News & Events, Infraworks 360, University of Louisville, Autodesk, Professional Engineer

Meet the Woman: Jordan Holt joins the North Carolina AEC Team

March 16, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment


Jordan Holt
ASI Business Development Manager
North Carolina

For the past four years, Jordan has worked with the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She worked closely with 2,100 Architect members, across the state, as well as partnering very closely with other organizations, such as: Carolinas AGC, PENC, and ACEC. She gained insight and experience through her involvement with the chapter’s activities, other industry events, and the many contacts she gained, along the way. Jordan has a background in commercial photography, which, given the many parallels, helps her relate to her Architecture clients. Her skills and experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, stem directly from working alongside industry professionals who've educated her about the various aspects of their day to day issues and concerns.

Jordan sees the biggest hurdle, within the AEC, being effective communication. As projects become larger and more defined, with different working parts, involving several companies and contractors, the communication can become convoluted and cause delays, and in some cases, additional costs. She knows it has become imperative to ensure information is accurate throughout the project life and readily available to all parties involved, even after the project is complete.


Tagged with thecnology, American Institute of Architects, AIA, PENC, collaboration, AEC, architecture, Advanced Solutions, North Carolina, Software, communication, News & Events, construction, ACEC, engineering, AGC

Meet the Man: Braden McCorkle Joins the ASI Team

March 16, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment


Braden McCorkle
ASI Technical Sales Representative

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Expanding BIM for Greater Project Performance...Again!

March 10, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

During the month of January, Advanced Solutions hosted the Innovating with BIM series of events for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries in Missouri, Ohio, and Florida.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, FARO, Recap, Autodesk Navisworks, AEC, architecture, Laser Scanning, BIM, Navisworks, Revit, Advanced Solutions, News & Events, construction, Autodesk, engineering, FAROTechnologies, Autodesk ReCap

Meet the Man: Jeff Grow Joins the Georgia/Florida Team

March 09, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment
Jeff Grow
ASI Technical Sales Representative - Georgia/Florida

Tagged with Florida, Georgia, Technology, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, Software, News & Events

What You Want? Baby, We've Got It!

March 06, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

We have exactly what you need...

An events page, so dynamic, easy to use, right at your fingertips, and waiting for you to explore all of the possibilities by industry!

We are so proud of our new page, we've even pulled together a before and after shot. At a glance, you can see the incredible changes we've undertaken to bring you a better experience.


Tagged with industry trade shows, On-Demand Webinars, Multi-Industry, exhibitors, speakers, AEC, architecture, Infrastructure, presentations, conferences, Events, Webinars, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, News & Events, construction, engineering

Meet the Man: Aaron Goffus Joins the Michigan/Wisconsin Team

March 02, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment
Aaron Goffus
ASI Technical Sales Representative - Michigan/Wisconsin

Tagged with Wisconsin, Walsh University, Training, Engineering & Construction, ELearn&Improve, Michigan, CAD Club, AEC, architecture, PILOT, Technology, Advanced Solutions, Software, News & Events, construction, engineering

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