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Last updated on October 7, 2014.

Exclusively for Nevada Customers: Free Autodesk University 2014 Passes!
U.S. CAD is offering our Nevada customers a free one-day pass to Autodesk University! This pass is valid for Tuesday, December 2nd and grants access to classes, meals, and evening social events. We highly encourage all of our Nevada-based customers to take advantage of this offer!

Simply register using
your Autodesk University login and use the below promo code to redeem your free pass.

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Classes for Autodesk University 2014 will fill up fast, so don't wait to register and secure your spot!
 

  

 
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!
 

 

 
Are you BIMplemented?
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   

San Diego Big BIM Theory User Group

October 9, 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.

AGC 2014 Construction Technology Expo Event
October 14, 2014 in San Diego, CA
Registration is free!
Join the AGC and U.S. CAD, the Expo's Lanyard sponsor and Exhibitor, for this special event dedicated to presenting the Southern California construction industry with overviews of the latest in technology advances. This event is free to attend, so don't wait to register!

Hawaii BIM Camp
October 23, 2014 in Honolulu, HI
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With more than 15 different classes taught by industry experts and certified Instructors, learn why the Hawaii BIM Camp continues to be the must-attend BIM event for the Aloha state! Register between now and October 10th and pay a special Early Bird rate of only $199! Don't wait to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

Las Vegas Club Revit - October Meeting
October 28, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
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Join us at this month's meeting for a special insider's look at everything Revit from the BIM Workshops! We'll be joined by special guest speaker, Carla Edwards, who will share tips and tricks she learned during the Workshops' many sessions. Carla, a Revit Specialist herself, will also be on hand to answer any questions.

San Francisco Navisworks User Group
November 10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
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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.

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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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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.

Ask the Experts: The Promise of UAS
October 7, 2014 at 2PM EDT
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Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are poised to have a dramatic impact on surveying and mapping projects. Also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, these small, autonomous devices can be combined with other solutions to give project teams a more complete picture for more informed decisions.  As the UAS industry revs up in anticipation of commercial approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, professionals need to understand the various options and their capabilities as well as their limitations. Ask questions about UAS applications and workflows and get prepared for the coming changes in this webinar.

How to Improve Crime Scene Investigation with 3D Laser Scanning & Forensic Mapping
October 24, 2014 at 11AM EDT
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Laser scanning is fast becoming the primary method used to document scenes by many crime and crash scene investigators. The portability, speed, and ease of use of modern 3D laser scanners have merged with the science community’s challenge to improve forensics, and now agencies that use laser scanning can produce high quality forensic exhibits to reach scientific based conclusions. Join us for this webinar to learn how to apply these new solutions to improve your crime scene investigation.