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BIM vs CAD What's The Difference
Data Syndication

BIM Vs. CAD Files: What's The Difference?

What's the difference between CAD and BIM? To put it simply, it depends on your project.

BIM Vs. CAD — Which To Use?

CAD is typically used for industrial design of mechanical and electrical assemblies, from airplanes to iPhones. BIM is used exclusively in the design and construction of commercial buildings like airports, office towers or schools.  BIM also includes important characteristics to allow for virtual collision detection and the discovery of construction-related problems prior to breaking ground.

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Is Your Marketing Strategy Stuck In The Past?

There are lots of things that get better with age — wine, cheese, how you look in a monocle, etc. Unfortunately, your marketing strategy is not one of these things. On the contrary, unless you are constantly refreshing your approach and pursuing new tactics, you risk losing out on potential revenue and falling behind the competition.

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Industrial Marketing Lead Generation
Marketing Strategy

Don’t Leave Your Leads To Luck

We can all use a little bit of luck. Unfortunately, many industrial marketers seem to rely on it a little bit too much.

Instead of taking the time to implement a comprehensive, forward-thinking marketing strategy, they expect industrial buyers to find them. It just doesn’t work that way.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?

You've seen the headlines. Kiosks are replacing cashiers, autonomous vehicles are putting taxi drivers on the side of the road, and robots are now writing blog posts

Clearly, robots have already started to replace workers in various industries. Are they coming for industrial jobs next?

The short answer? Kind of.

The longer answer? While they will most likely change the makeup of the industrial workforce and the way people do their jobs, the situation is not as dire as many people think. In fact, it could be a positive development for industry.   

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