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Tips and Tricks for Designing from Home

By CRA | February 07, 2018
Working from home is no longer something people dream of. The amount of people working from home, especially designers, is increasing rapidly. This week we’re breaking down the stats and trends and then sharing tips and tricks for thriving in work from home graphic design jobs.  Working From Home: By The Numbers One in five Americans works from home at least once a week. That’s 30 million...

Adobe CC 2018: What’s New?

By CRA | January 30, 2018
Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 is out and has seen some significant changes over previous versions. Here’s the rundown on what you can expect from the new suite. What’s New In Adobe CC 2018? Broken down by components of Adobe Creative Cloud, here are the updates to the suite that will improve your workflow. Photoshop There are several new features and improvements. Find the complete release notes here...

Version Control: Collaborating on Live Projects

By CRA | January 24, 2018
As work culture becomes more open and collaborative, version control is increasingly important. From the simple example of “track changes” in Word, or creating a spreadsheet together in Google Sheets, office-based and remote workers are regularly collaborating in realtime and can easily see what others have done to improve code, texturize a logo or electrify language. It’s time for this...

CAD in 2018: What to Expect in Architecture and Construction

By CRA | January 22, 2018
While architecture and engineering don’t change much, the technology used to design is evolving at a rapid rate. Computer-aided design (CAD) is no exception. We’ve been watching and have made predictions about what to expect in 2018. Here are our top predictions for advancements in CAD in the next twelve months.  2018: Our 6 CAD Predictions Tech trends cross several industries and because CAD is...

How Design is Changing the World of Information Technology

By CRA | March 09, 2017
In Information Technology, Design has Become Essential Design has always been a critical element of architectural and industrial systems. Now information technology experts are finding that it gives their enterprises an edge, as well. Thanks to the availability of cloud computing and other advances, having functional software and robust hardware isn't enough. Tech users and consumers expect...

Designing in the Cloud: How Architects are Using Cloud-Based Tools

By CRA | February 23, 2017
From Collaboration to Cost Efficiency, Cloud Computing Gives Architects an Advantage Businesses of all kinds are moving their hardware and network resources to the cloud.  Cloud computing technology shifts the burden of hosting and maintaining these resources to the cloud service provider.  This allows businesses to focus on delivering their products and services, with many added benefits.  Cost...

Unified Communications and the Architecture/ Construction Industries

By CRA | September 06, 2016
How Unified Communications can Increase Productivity and Allow You to Work Smarter Today’s architecture and construction leaders know that their businesses, more than many others, are site-based rather than face-to-face.  With people scattered around a state, country, or even the globe how can these businesses stay connected and productive?  Unified communications can help in many ways. Below we...
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