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Caltrans announces all new projects to be designed in Civil 3D starting July 1, 2014

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.


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Upcoming Events   

San Francisco Navisworks User Group

September 8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Vince Aman and John Mack, join fellow Navisworks users as we discuss project workflows and uses. Members are also encouraged to bring their Tips and Wish List items to the open discussion.

InfraWorks 360 Roadshow
September 9, 2014 in Newport Beach, CA
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This special half-day event will feature an exclusive presentation from Autodesk Experts who will show how InfraWorks 360 can help you win more work, enhance visualizations, and improve stakeholder communication. Seating is limited, so register soon! Get a glimpse of what InfraWorks 360 can do.

San Diego Big BIM Theory User Group
September 11, 2014 in San Diego, CA
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Hosted by Ed and Lesley Tallmadge, the San Diego Big BIM Theory is a monthly user group designed for BIM and Revit professionals who are interested in learning and sharing the latest in technology, trends, and usage strategies.

Pacific Coast BIM Workshops
NEW DATES: September 25-26, 2014
Registration is open until September 18th!

The Pacific Coast BIM Workshop will be hosted for the first time in beautiful Anaheim, CA. The Pacific Coast leads the nation in CAD and BIM adoption, and the Pacific Coast BIM Workshop will reflect this trend with a mix of intermediate and advance courses designed to suit the needs of its diverse audience. Over two days, you'll attend 8 different classes, taught by recognized Instructors and get the chance to network, connect, and engage with your peers and our Industry Experts.

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KaDe King shares some of her favorite features and tips from the beginning of AutoCAD up to AutoCAD 2014. Be sure to download the handouts and presentation!


We've updated our Open Enrollment Training site! Take a look through all the available classes coming up this quarter. You can now also purchase classes directly online!

Autodesk InfraWorks 360: Licensing & Activation
Having problems installing and/or activating  InfraWorks 360 ? In this video from Autodesk, you'll learn how to set up and assign user access to InfraWorks 360 and related vertical applications. We found this video to be a great help for many installation issues--let us know what you think!
Autodesk announces that as of February 1, 2015, upgrades from previous releases will only be available on Subscription.
What does this mean for you? Now is the best time to get current and on Subscription! Contact your U.S. CAD Account Manager for more information.

Save up to 30% when you trade in your non-current licenses
Trade in your non-current licenses and save up to 30%1 when you move to your choice of eligible 2015 Autodesk products with Maintenance Subscription by October 3, 2014.

You can also get special low financing rates on all purchases for a limited time.

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Upgrade licenses from previous versions and save!
After January 31, 2015, upgrade licenses from previous releases will no longer be available for purchase. Until October 24, 2014, you can save more as well as get more product choice when you upgrade. Also, take advantage of special low financing rates for a limited time!
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AutoCAD LT: Buy 12, Get 15 months!
Act by October 24, 2014 and get 15 months for the price of 12 months when you purchase an annual AutoCAD LT term license plan. The AutoCAD LT term license plan you purchase will be an AutoCAD LT Desktop Subscription* (which includes a term license for AutoCAD LT software and associated benefits).
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Upcoming Webinars  

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.

How to Improve Plant Maintenance with 3D Laser Scanning
September 9, 2014 at 2PM EDT
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Hosted by our partners at Leica Systems, this webinar will explore the benefits of using 3D laser scanning in a plant environment, including when to use laser scanning, what to look for in a service provider, and how to get the most value from your 3D data.

Expanding Business Opportunities with a MultiStation
September 18, 2014 at 2PM EDT
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What's the big deal about a fast, high-precision total station that also does laser scanning at 1,000 points per second? Join this webinar to hear from professionals who are using the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation on real-world projects and find out why they think it's a noteworthy development.

Mobile LiDAR: Increasing Efficiency in Transportation Design
September 23, 2014 at 2PM EDT
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In this webinar, Brad Gorrondona, president of Gorrondona & Associates, and Brad Adams mobile mapping business manager for Leica Geosystems, will discuss trends in highway engineering projects and why the latest generation of mobile LiDAR is changing the way projects are specified and surveyed.