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U.S. CAD - FEBRUARY 2015

Last updated on February 23, 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).

“Platinum Partners represent the top tier of all Autodesk VARs and understand that a healthy business is achieved through the success of their customers,” said Steve Blum, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Autodesk. “U.S. CAD continues to develop a deep understanding of their customers’ business, pain points, and goals, and also demonstrates a solid understanding of solution selling and implementation.”
 
“For the past 15 years, U.S. CAD has been partnering closely with Autodesk to deliver design, simulation, and analysis solutions to clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries,” states Daniel J. Counts, CEO of U.S. CAD. “We greatly value this partnership and are proud to be recognized for our commitment to building strong customer relationships and satisfaction.”

 

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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Upcoming Events   

AEC Executive Briefing

Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Honolulu, HI
By Invitation Only

This short briefing is designed to provide executive professionals and decision-makers with a high-level overview of the current and emerging technology trends. At this briefing, Aaron Wagner, Senior Technical Specialist at U.S. CAD, will describe the purpose, benefits, and method for developing a BIM Execution Plan for your projects. If you are interested in attending, please contact info@uscad.com for further details.

San Francisco Navisworks User Group - March Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
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Join us for the San Francisco Navisworks User Group (SFNUG) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Autodesk Gallery on 1 Market Street in San Francisco. This is a round-table discussion focused on the use and workflow of Navisworks on projects. Please bring your Tips and Wish List items to this discussion!If you are able to attend, please register so that we can add your name to the security list for the event.
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Autodesk InfraWorks 360: Licensing & Activation
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Beginning February 1, 2016, new seats of standalone desktop software products will generally be available only as Desktop Subscription.
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Have questions about Upgrades or miss the February 1st, 2015 Upgrade period and deadline? The Upgrade period has ended; please contact your U.S. CAD Account Manager for information about other pricing options that may be available.

12 Months of Free Autodesk Phone Support with Your AutoCAD LT Desktop Subscription!
From February 13, 2015 to April 2, 2015, you can get 12 months of free Autodesk phone support when you purchase a new or renewal annual Autodesk LT Family product Desktop Subscription.
Learn more here.

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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.


Super-Size Me: Managing Large Scale Models
Part 3: Groups and Families: How and Why They Work

Second Wednesday of every month: March 11, 2015 at 11:00AM PST
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Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for our special series dedicated to the Building and Design industry.

Groups and Families are vital in large scale models and proper, consistent usage is needed across the project team. Attend this webinar to understand large project guidelines regarding 3D and 2D representations, Parametric Families, DWG Solids, and when to use Families versus Groups. Our expert will also share general modeling tips to improve your project performance.