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U.S. CAD - AUGUST 2015

Last updated on August 3, 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!
 

 

 

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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   

2015 Central States BIM Workshops
August 6 - 7, 2015 in Omaha, NE
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Join more than 30 speakers and 150 of your industry peers at the annual BIM Workshops event! Speakers and session details have been announced. See the full line-up and register now to reserve your spot! Special promotions are available for User Group members and large teams or groups. Visit www.bim-workshops.com for more details.

San Diego Infrastructure User Group: What's New in Infrastructure 2016
August 11, 2015 in San Diego, CA @ 6:00 p.m.
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Civil Infrastructure professionals, join U.S. CAD and our residential Civil Infrastructure solutions expert, James Lord, as he shares the latest enhancements in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Navisworks, and more. During the meeting, you’ll also get an exclusive look at an easy-to-use Civil 3D productivity toolset that addresses Points, Pipes, Alignment and Profiles, Survey, and Grading.
This meeting is free to attend, but please RSVP to provide us with a headcount for refreshments. When creating your User Group profile, select "IUGIE".


Inland Empire Infrastructure User Group: What's New in Infrastructure 2016
August 12, 2015 in Corona, CA @ 6:00 p.m.
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Civil Infrastructure professionals, join U.S. CAD and our residential Civil Infrastructure solutions expert, James Lord, as he shares the latest enhancements in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Navisworks, and more. During the meeting, you’ll also get an exclusive look at an easy-to-use Civil 3D productivity toolset that addresses Points, Pipes, Alignment and Profiles, Survey, and Grading.
This meeting is free to attend, but please RSVP to provide us with a headcount for refreshments. When creating your User Group profile, select "IUGIE".


Orange County Infrastructure User Group: What's New in Infrastructure 2016
August 13, 2015 in Irvine, CA @ 6:00 p.m.
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Civil Infrastructure professionals, join U.S. CAD and our residential Civil Infrastructure solutions expert, James Lord, as he shares the latest enhancements in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Navisworks, and more. During the meeting, you’ll also get an exclusive look at an easy-to-use Civil 3D productivity toolset that addresses Points, Pipes, Alignment and Profiles, Survey, and Grading.
This meeting is free to attend, but please RSVP to provide us with a headcount for refreshments. When creating your User Group profile, select "IUGOC".


Introduction to Scanning
August 14, 2015 in Honolulu, HI @ 8:00 a.m.
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New to scanning or not sure how to leverage the data for your workflow? Then join us for a morning seminar designed to show you how simple scanning is. This seminar will feature a short introductory presentation and the rest of the morning will be dedicated to a hands-on training with a real-time scan of the buildings near U.S. CAD’s office. This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP.

Scanning Update: What's New
August 14, 2015 in Honolulu, HI @ 1:30 p.m.
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Join us for an afternoon session designed for experienced scanning users. During the seminar, you’ll learn about new scanning equipment such as the just-released Leica P40, P30, and P16, as well as the latest software, including Jetstream, Truview Global, and Cloudworx for Navisworks. There will also be a special presentation showcasing the Leica Pegasus:Two mobile mapping solution. This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP.

Arrive & Drive: InfraWorks 360
August 20, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ @ 8:30 a.m.
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The Arrive and Drive is your chance to experience InfraWorks 360 first-hand! During this half-day event, our Solutions Expert will answer your questions and also walk you through a hands-on demonstration of the key features that can help improve the planning, preliminary engineering, design, and management of your infrastructure projects. This event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP online to reserve your seat.
 
2015 Pacific Coast BIM Workshops
October 1 - 2, 2015 in Anaheim, CA
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Join more than 30 speakers and 150 of your industry peers at the annual BIM Workshops event! Speakers and session details have been announced. See the full line-up and register now to reserve your spot! Special promotions are available for User Group members and large teams or groups. Visit www.bim-workshops.com for more details.
 
2015 Mountain States BIM Workshops
October 15 - 16, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
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Join more than 30 speakers and 150 of your industry peers at the annual BIM Workshops event! Speakers and session details have been announced. See the full line-up and register now to reserve your spot! Special promotions are available for User Group members and large teams or groups. Visit www.bim-workshops.com for more details.
 
2015 Hawaii BIM Workshops
October 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI
Registration details to come soon!
Formerly known as the Hawaii BIM Camp, this one-day event is the must-attend conference in Hawaii. Event details to come soon!
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Autodesk 360 Collaboration for Revit
August 19, 2015 at 1PM PDT
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Collaborating in Revit with project teams across locations and corporate firewalls has been a long-time challenge. Discover the latest solution for better BIM collaboration on Building Projects. Join U.S. CAD's Senior Technical Specialist, Aaron Wagner, as he demonstrates the new Autodesk 360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R) solution that enables project team members from multiple companies or locations to concurrently author models.

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.

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