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U.S. CAD - MAY 2015

Last updated on May 18, 2015.
 


 

U.S. CAD Achieves Autodesk Platinum Partner Status

Our team is proud to announce that U.S. CAD is now an Autodesk Platinum Partner, a designation achieved by only top tiered value added resellers (VAR).

Hear Our BIMThoughts (New Podcast!)
Tune into BIMThoughts, a biweekly podcast about BIM technology and techniques featuring Bill Debevc, Aubrey Frederick, and Carla Edwards. Hear the full audio and see the recap here!
 

Caltrans announced all new projects to be designed in Civil 3D

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) selected AutoCAD Civil 3D for roads and highway design projects statewide and has announced in a new memo that all new projects starting July 1, 2014 shall be designed using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
 
If your organization or team works heavily with Caltrans, learn how U.S. CAD can help you become better prepared for this transition.

 

 


Looking for tips, tricks, or the latest information for CAD and BIM software?

Then check out our blog where we share the latest information about upcoming events, tips and tricks, and general announcements. We're still making updates, so give us feedback and suggestions in the comments!
 

 

 

Are you BIMplemented?
There are more ways to integrate BIM, from using a private BIM cloud to augmenting your team with BIM production experts. Get more information on our BIMplement page!

 

 

Upcoming Events   

Hawaii Solutions Day
Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Honolulu, HI
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Mark your calendars and register now for Hawaii Solutions Day, a free half-day event dedicated to What's New in 2016!

Join U.S. CAD and Autodesk speakers as they share updates in Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and more. Attendees can register for three industry-specific sessions and will have the opportunity to win a special door prize to the October Hawaii BIM Workshops event!


Hands-On Scanning Seminar
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Newport Beach, CA
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New to scanning? Then attend this half-day seminar to learn about the basics in scanning, including a hands-on demonstration in our training lab! This event is intended as an introduction to scanning and will feature a live scanning of one of the buildings near our Newport Beach office. Seats are limited based on our lab capacity, so please RSVP to reserve your spot.

What's New in Scanning Technology and Trends
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Newport Beach, CA
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This half-day event is intended for experienced scanning users. Join us for an informative session covering the latest in scanning technology and software. A portion of the event will be dedicated to a live scanning demonstration of an area near our Newport Beach office. Seats are limited based on our lab capacity, so please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Hands-On Scanning Seminar
Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ
Registration will be open soon
New to scanning? Then attend this half-day seminar to learn about the basics in scanning, including a hands-on demonstration in our training lab! This event is intended as an introduction to scanning and will feature a live scanning of one of the buildings near our Scottsdale office. Seats are limited based on our lab capacity, so please RSVP to reserve your spot.

What's New in Scanning Technology and Trends
Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ
Registration will be open soon
This half-day event is intended for experienced scanning users. Join us for an informative session covering the latest in scanning technology and software. A portion of the event will be dedicated to a live scanning demonstration of an area near our Scottsdale office. Seats are limited based on our lab capacity, so please RSVP to reserve your spot.
 
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NOTE: After a webinar has concluded, all recordings will be posted to this section for two weeks. After that, the recording will be retired to our Past Events page and can also be accessed directly from our YouTube Channel.

Benefits of Lean Construction
May 21, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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Lean Construction expert and Principal at Lean Project Consulting, Hal Macomber, will distill 19 years of his experience working with contractors, architects, engineers and their clients implementing the discipline of Lean construction into a 40 minute webcast presentation. The presentation will review Hal’s lessons learned as well as time-tested, practical steps and best practices on getting started with your Lean journey.

Delivering BIM-based Structural Detailing Services
May 28, 2015 at 11AM PDT
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The demand for high precision and model coordination on structural projects both large and small is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Join MB BIM as they discuss the new tools available to structural designers, engineers, and detailers helping to reach the needed precision and increasing model coordination. Additionally, this webcast will cover best practices to implement BIM-based technologies successfully. This is an interactive webinar so come with your questions for our product and industry specialists.

Reduce Time Spent on Construction Documentation
May 28, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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From design through construction, contractors use documentation as a key component to communicate work and manage the flow and creation of documents within the team. Join us as we review enhanced features specifically designed for the construction industry to make it easier for you to coordinate, extract, and document your project plans. With the newest releases of AutoCAD®, Navisworks®, and Revit®, you’ll experience new features which allow you to maximize your documentation efficiency enabling teams to collaborate more effectively in the office and on the job site.

Consolidate and Streamline Your Checklist Processes
June 2, 2015 at 10AM PDT
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You're invited to a special first-look at the new Safety and Inspections Checklist Apps just released from Kahua, a premier cloud-based project management and collaboration platform. These apps dramatically simplify and accelerate the process of creating and managing your various safety, inspections, commissioning, and other checklist processes.

Count on BIM: Exploring the Productivity Benefits of Enhanced Model-Based Quantification Models
June 10, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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Learn how quantification toolsets support the move toward model based workflows, allowing you and your team to create integrated model and sheet-based takeoff with the most common industry formats. With Autodesk® Navisworks® 2016 features adding functionality to both 3D and 2D workflows, see how your business can benefit by doing more with Building Information Modeling (BIM). From preconstruction through to delivery, learn the workflows that will help you and your team understand the benefits of model based quantification, and extend these outputs into estimating, project scheduling and coordination.

Conquering the Chaos: How BIM Can Help Improve Project Coordination
June 25, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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With dozens of construction professions and trades involved in a typical project, managing and coordinating these resources can be difficult and overwhelming. Successful companies are adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes to help improve team coordination and drive on time and on budget project delivery. Join us to learn how Autodesk® BIM 360™ and Autodesk® Navisworks® 2016 can help you better manage cross-discipline project teams.

Winning More Work Without Going Over Budget
July 15, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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Set yourself apart from the competition with the ability to walk your clients through your construction projects before the first shovel breaks ground. Using Autodesk® BIM for Construction Solutions you can impress your prospects by demonstrating your understanding of design intent, recognizing potential issues before they get built and showing prospects how their designs would exist in the today’s environment. Join us to explore how the latest visualization technologies can make your project look like a movie without the expense of specialized resources.

Benefits and Rewards of Leveraging Project's Coordinated Model to Drive the Layout of Hangers and Sleeves
August 26, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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Hear learned best practices from implementing the Autodesk® BIM 360™ Layout solution to fuel the construction layout process. The presentation will showcase the benefits and rewards of leveraging the project’s coordinated model in the cloud linked to the iPad and the Topcon LN-100 instrument in the field to locate and stake hangers, sleeves, and stub-up locations.

Better Together: Connecting the Supply Chain
September 10, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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The reduction of waste during fabrication and in the field can have measurable effects on project budget, while more collaborative processes in the supply chain can have a measurable effect on project schedule. General contractors can more effectively plan and build their concrete projects by bringing other concrete suppliers into the BIM workflow. This webinar will discuss how BIM-centric workflows for cast-in-place concrete can improve designs and reduce waste.

Fab to Field Synchronization: Increasing Efficiency from the Shop to the Jobsite
September 30, 2015 at 8AM PDT
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As a mechanical contractor, creating efficiencies between the fabrication shop and your field crews is key to managing profitability and schedule commitments. Imagine knowing the location and status of fabricated components as they are shipped, staged and installed on the jobsite? This presentation will cover the details of how to connect your CADmep fabrication data with the Autodesk field data management solution, BIM 360™ Field for status tracking out on the jobsite.
Beginning February 1, 2016, new seats of standalone desktop software products will generally be available only as Desktop Subscription. Read about the change here.

New release. Better ways to buy. Plus get rebates up to $1,500.
If you need the latest releases or additional licenses, get rebates of up to $1,500 on new 2016 perpetual licenses with Maintenance Subscription until July 24, 2015. Learn more.

Have you heard about Autodesk Desktop Subscription software rental plans?
With Desktop Subscription, you can use the same products, but at a substantially lower upfront cost. You may qualify to receive additional rebates of up to $600 on new one year Desktop Subscriptions. Learn more.

6 Months of A360 Collaboration for Revit free until July 24, 2015!

From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015 you can save $400 through online mail-in rebate with an annual term licenses of Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® cloud subscription. Simply purchase a qualifying Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium or Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate commercial new license or crossgrade with commercial maintenance subscription.
Learn more here.

5 Seats of Vault for the Price of 4!
From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering a Rebate of $1,995 (the Suggested Retail Price) when customers purchase 5 commercial new licenses of Autodesk Vault Professional with one year of commercial maintenance subscription on each license.
Learn more here.

3 months free AutoCAD LT for you and a friend!
Stay current with the latest full-featured 2D drafting tools. Refer friends by October 31, 2015 and you each will receive 3 months free* when they purchase an annual ormulti-year AutoCAD LT term license plan.
Learn more here.

Have questions about any promotions? Contact your U.S. CAD Account Manager or a member of our team at info@uscad.com.  

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