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Last updated on November 23, 2015.

IMPORTANT: Maintenance Subscription Renewal Changes
It is now more important than ever to renew your Maintenance Subscription on time.  Effective February 1, 2016, Autodesk will no longer allow for the renewal of Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration. Take advantage of the ability to renew as early as 90 days prior to expiration so that you don’t accidentally allow your Maintenance Subscription to lapse.

This change does not impact your perpetual license to access and use your Autodesk software.

Join  us on November 19th, 2015 for a special online session to learn more about these changes and how they may affect your current and future licensing needs.

New Civil 3D reporting and productivity tools just released!
The AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2016 Transportation Extension, a Civil 3D Subscription entitlement, is now ready for download through your Autodesk account.

The Transportation Extension offers specific reporting and productivity tools to address the unique needs of civil engineers working on road and highway projects. The reports are built for the specific purpose of calculating model output, and they display results based on multiple model elements and user controls. More details on the Transportation Extension on
Dave Simeone's blog.



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.



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Upcoming Events 

MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum
December 1 - 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
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The 2016 MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum is a single day dedicated to the MEP and Structural Fabricators industry. Taking place the Monday before Autodesk University, the 2016 Fabricators Forum is perfect for general and sub-contractors, designers, engineers, detailers and fabricators who want to hear about the latest industry developments and how to improve their business.

iConstruct Lunch and Learn
December 9, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ
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This 60-minute seminar is your chance to discover firsthand how iConstruct allows information stored in BIM models and project management systems to be extracted, organized, and integrated into one intelligent, multi-layered virtual model. This event is free to attend and lunch will be served. Limited seating available and RSVP is required.

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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.

Collaboration Along the Entire Project Lifecycle Webinar Series
The accumulation of detail to manage on a vertical construction project grows exponentially the further along the schedule progresses through the various phases. For the last 10-15 years, the industry has focused on managing the detail within the planning and coordination phases. We are missing the opportunity to better manage the data as it matures and grows into the execution and commissioning phase–at the actual point of work. Join us for a five-part webinar series that highlights the different solutions available to help you improve collaboration along your entire project lifecycle.
Part 1: BIM Management
December 3, 2015 at 11AM PT
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BIM 360 Glue is a cloud-based management and collaboration solutions that connects your entire project team and streamlines project workflows. Discover how to empower your team with real-time, continuous coordination and provide project stakeholders with access to BIM. Key project stages discussed in this presentation include Preconstruction and Construction Execution.

Part 2: Field Layout
December 8, 2015 at 11AM PT
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Eliminate the manual process of transferring point coordinate detail to field data controllers for layout with BIM 360 Layout. Learn how you can easily communicate and share issues in the field directly in the coordinated model for action by the VDC team in the back office. Key project stage discussed in this presentation include Construction Execution.

Part 3: Construction Management
December 10, 2015 at 11AM PT
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BIM 360 Field is combines mobile technology at the construction site with cloud-based collaboration and reporting to put critical information into the hands of those in the field. Attend this webinar to learn how you can improve quality, safety, and commissioning for construction and capital projects of all types. Key project stages discussed in this webinar include Construction Execution and Commissioning & Handover.

Part 4: Lean Construction
December 15, 2015 at 11AM PT
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Designed for vertical construction contractors, BIM 360 Plan supports lean construction practices. Join the webinar to learn how you can build more reliable project work plans, and reduces waste associated with overproduction, excess inventory, and task rework. Key project stages covered in this presentation include Preconstruction, Construction Execution, and Commissioning & Handover.

Part 5: Facilities Management
December 17, 2015 at 11AM PT
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Join us to discover how this building maintenance solution helps general contractors deliver a better handover experience. For building owners, Build Ops also helps them begin operations on day one and better meet the needs of their mobile workforce. Key project stages covered in this webinar include Commissioning & Handover and Operations & Maintenance.
Understanding the Autodesk Licensing Policy Updates
December 17, 2015 at 1PM PT
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An improved Autodesk licensing model takes effect next year. To help valued customers like you process this change, Daniel J. Counts, CEO of U.S. CAD, is hosting a special webinar to address questions regarding your perpetual licenses, Maintenance Subscription, and Desktop Subscription. We will also review key deadlines, including:
  • Effective February 1, 2016, Autodesk will no longer allow for the renewal of Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration. Take advantage of the ability to renew as early as 90 days prior to expiration so that you don’t accidentally allow your Maintenance Subscription to lapse.
  • Starting February 1, 2016, you will no longer be allowed to renew Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration.
  • After January 31, 2016, perpetual licenses of stand-alone products cannot be purchased.
  • After July 31, 2016, perpetual licenses of Design Suites cannot be purchased.
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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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