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U.S. CAD - July 2014

Last updated on July 24, 2014.


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.


Looking for tips, tricks, or the latest information on new Autodesk releases?

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!


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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   

Las Vegas Club Revit July Meeting

July 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV
Mark your calendars for the next Las Vegas Club Revit meeting where Alain Michalak will lead members through a special exercise to demonstrate the power of point clouds, reality capture, and Autodesk 360.

San Francisco Navisworks User Group
August 4, 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.

San Diego Big BIM Theory User Group
August 14, 2014 in San Diego, CA
Meetup Site
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.

Central States BIM Workshop
August 21-22, 2014 in Omaha, NE
Registration is open until August 14th!
Join us for the premiere Central States BIM Workshops, a two-day training conference created just for users! Featuring over 35 classes, 20 industry speakers, 200 users, and special guest MC Lynn Allen, this is the premiere event for users to learn, share, and network with their community. For the latest schedules, sponsors, and more, please visit www.bim-workshops.com. 

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. Take advantage of Early Bird registration from now until July 31st!

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things (in AutoCAD)
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!
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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.
Online Solutions Tour

June 26, 2014 - Webinar Recordings

What's New in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Overview of InfraWorks


June 19, 2014 - Webinar Recordings:
What's New in AutoCAD
What's New in Navisworks

BIM9: Private BIM Clouds
What's New in Revit Architecture
Overview of Revit MEP
Overview of MEP Fabrication 


Top 5 in 45 for Revit and Navisworks
Part 1: iConstruct for Navisworks

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Top 5 in 45 for Revit and Navisworks
Part 2: Bluebeam for Revit

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Top 5 in 45 for Revit and Navisworks
Part 3: BIM9 for Revit and Navisworks

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Top 5 in 45 for Revit and Navisworks
Part 4: Knowledge Trax for Revit and Navisworks

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Top 5 in 45 for Revit and Navisworks
Part 5: U.S. CAD Tools for Revit

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