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SAVE THE DATE:

“Dive Into 2015″ Event 

with Special Guest Lynn Allen

Join us at our annual Product Launch Event and dive into the new features and functionalities of the 2015 Autodesk software. Learn new tips & tricks from our industry experts, see how to utilize multiple products in the Autodesk Suites for ultimate project workflow, and attend our Special Guest Speaker, Lynn Allen’s, AutoCAD Tips and Tricks presentation.  

When: June 10, 2014

Time: 8am to 3pm CST

Where: Houston Food Bank Conference Center

535 Portwall Street

Houston, TX 77029

Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 22 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines” and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos -”Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”.  Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk.  A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn is always one of the highest rated speakers and host of Autodesk University®. The author of three AutoCAD books, her latest is entitled AutoCAD  Professional Tips and Techniques.

More information coming soon.

Subscription Benefits

Autodesk Subscription is no longer the name of the software maintenance program offered by Autodesk; it is now the umbrella brand for all of the Subscription offerings provided by Autodesk, including the following options:

See what Subscription offerings will best fit your organization’s needs.

Do you know how to manage your Subscription Benefits?

Read more here.

The 2015 software is available for download. If it does not show up in your Subscription Account, your 2015 upgrade has not been released by Autodesk. You will receive an email notification from the Autodesk Subscription Team when it becomes available for download. Helpful links.

To request media: Subscription Customers can request media through Subscription Center or let their Total CAD Rep know they would like media, and we can request on their behalf.

For more information, visit our Subscription page or call our office (281) 445-6161. 

Autodesk Upgrade Discount Promotion

Transformation is coming

Beginning February 1, 2015, upgrades from previous releases will only be available with Autodesk® Subscription. Upgrade today and add Subscription so you’ll always have the latest software at your fingertips. 

From now through April 25, 2014, product upgrades to the following current releases are eligible for a discount when purchased with one year of Subscription.

Eligible License Upgrades with Subscription Purchase*:

  • Autodesk Design or Creation Suite Ultimate, Premium, Standard
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2014
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® for Mac
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map3D
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP
  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage
  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D
  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Revit® MEP/Revit ®Structure
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max®
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical
  • Autodesk® Inventor®/Inventor® Engineer-to-Order/Inventor Professional /Inventor® Publisher
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical
  • Autodesk® Vault®/ Autodesk® Vault® Professional/ Autodesk® Vault®Workgroup   

*Eligible perpetual Autodesk product upgrades include previous version upgrades listed in the Q1 GFP Upgrade Autodesk Eligibility Matrix (1-6x previous releases) (“Eligible Products”). All upgrades to and/or from any release of Autodesk® AutoCAD LT®, Autodesk® Inventor LT™, Autodesk® Revit LT™, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite products are excluded from this offer. Subscription benefits are subject to Autodesk® Subscription terms and conditions.

For more information about the Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change and promotion, please review the FAQ, visit our promotions page or call the office at (281) 445-6161. 

Autodesk AutoCAD LT Portfolio Upgrade Promotion

From March 28th, 2014 until April 25th, 2014, customers can receive up to a 30% discount off the Autodesk SRP on the purchase of a qualifying upgrade license of Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2015, Autodesk AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2015, and Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2015. This offer is only available on the electronically licensed download upgrade licenses when Autodesk Maintenance Subscription is attached. 

For more information, visit our promotions page or call (281) 445-6161.

In This Issue

Save the Date

Subscription Benefits

Autodesk Upgrade Discount

AutoCAD LT Upgrade Promotion

Training Schedule

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

TRAINING SCHEDULE

AutoCAD Fundamentals

May 5th – 8th

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals 

May 19th – 22nd

Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event Day

Join us at an Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event. 

For only $35, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional!

Open Door Certification Event Day:

May 2nd, 2014

Follow these steps to register:

Register your information at www.autodeskoffer.com/odc
Select the exam you’d like to take
Enter in the Site ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.

You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting www.autodesk.com/certification

Future Open Door Certification Event Dates*:

September 12th, 2014
October 3rd, 2014 

*Registration for these dates will not be live until previous Open Door date has passed.  

Attendees will be entered into a draw to win a Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet. Your name will be entered each time you purchase an exam so the more exams you purchase, the better chance you have of winning.

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InfraWorks Styles based on Object Data

Todd Rogers:

Thanks to Brian Hailey for this post.

Originally posted on Civil 3D Plus:

<If you don’t like reading, there’s a video at the bottom of the post.>

I’ve been playing around with InfraWorks for a bit now and I’ve always meant to but never got around to figuring out the Style Rules until now. All I’ve seen with regards to the rules is how to randomize your display. Well, I don’t want to randomize it, I want it to be very specific! I want my offroad roads to look like offroad roads, I want my highways to look like highways, and I want my local roads to look like local roads. Well, read on and see how it’s done! It’s actually a lot easier then I expected.

This is what I’m getting, all the roads look the same:

What I Get

What I Get

And this is what I want, the roads stylized based on their classification:

What I Want

What I Want

First of all, you need a…

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AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2015 Has Been Released

AUTODESK AUTOCAD 2015 IS HERE

AutoCAD 2015 has been released!! Other 2015 products will be available within the coming weeks. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2015 availability. If you would like media for your new product upgrade, you can make a request through your Autodesk Subscription Center or have Total CAD request on your behalf by calling (281)445-6161.

Autodesk Subscription is no longer the name of the software maintenance program offered by Autodesk; it is now the umbrella brand for all of the Subscription offerings provided by Autodesk, including the following options:

The smart choice for the best value. Previously referred to as the Autodesk Subscription Program.

The flexible choice for ultimate freedom. Previously referred to as rental plans.

The powerful choice for cloud workflows. Subscription to various cloud services.

Customer Benefit:

Maintain perpetual software license
Latest software release
Autodesk 360 Cloud benefits
Flexible Licensing Rights
Technical Support

Customer Benefit:

Pay-as-you access
Stay up to date
Scalable Licensing
Autodesk 360 Cloud benefits

Customer Benefit:

Simplified collaboration
Streamlined workflows
Virtual infinite computing power
Access work, from anytime anywhere

With more purchasing options than ever before, you can choose the plan that best fits your current project needs and budget. Autodesk Subscription puts software, services, and support at your command to accelerate your entire workflow, now and into the future.

Call our office (281) 445-6161 for more information on the new Subscription offerings or on the 2015 products.

Webcast

Webcast

“Extend Your Access with Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions” Webcast

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Online

Learn how Autodesk® Infrastructure solutions can help you stay ahead of the competition.

Join our experts and your peers at this live webcast to exchange ideas and discover how intelligent model-based processes—and the latest advancements in civil infrastructure software—can help you stay competitive and profitable as projects grow in size and complexity.

You’ll also learn how the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies can help you:

  • Deliver successful projects
  • Effectively identify and resolve issues virtually—before you break ground
  • Improve communication with stakeholders
  • Minimize rework and maximize profitability
  • Enhance the detail and accuracy of project designs
  • Go from Infraworks to Civil 3D and Back
  • …and more!

    Don’t miss out—register now and get ready to Extend Your Access.

  • RSVP Today! Email nhong@tcadsys.com or call Nhi Hong (281)445-6161 to reserve your spot.
    After registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Total CAD Systems, Inc. March eNews

    Total CAD Systems, Inc. March eNews

    Industry News & Schedule of Events

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    Keep up with Total CAD Systems, Inc.’s latest news, promotions, and schedule of events.

    Autodesk Upgrade Discount Promotion

    Transformation is coming

    Beginning February 1, 2015, upgrades from previous releases will only be available with Autodesk® Subscription. Upgrade today and add Subscription so you’ll always have the latest software at your fingertips.

     

    From now through April 25, 2014, product upgrades to the following current releases are eligible for a discount when purchased with one year of Subscription.

     

    Eligible License Upgrades with Subscription Purchase*:

    ·  Autodesk Design or Creation Suite Ultimate, Premium, Standard

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2014

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® for Mac

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map3D

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP

    ·  Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage

    ·  Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D

    ·  Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Revit® MEP/Revit ®Structure

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design

    ·  Autodesk® 3ds Max®

    ·  Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical

    ·  Autodesk® Inventor®/Inventor® Engineer-to-Order/Inventor Professional /Inventor® Publisher

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical

    ·  Autodesk® Vault®/ Autodesk® Vault® Professional/ Autodesk® Vault®Workgroup  

     

    Have Autodesk® 2008 software? Be sure to take advantage of this offer soon, as 2008 version products will only be eligible to upgrade until March 31, 2014. After that date, it will be necessary to purchase a new license.

     

    *Eligible perpetual Autodesk product upgrades include previous version upgrades listed in the Q1 GFP Upgrade Autodesk Eligibility Matrix (1-6x previous releases) (“Eligible Products”). All upgrades to and/or from any release of Autodesk® AutoCAD LT®, Autodesk® Inventor LT™, Autodesk® Revit LT™, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite products are excluded from this offer. Subscription benefits are subject to Autodesk® Subscription terms and conditions.

     

    For more information about the Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change and promotion, please review the FAQ, visit our promotions page or call the office at (281) 445-6161.

    Autodesk AutoCAD LT Portfolio Mail-in Rebate Offer

    Save $200 on new perpetual licenses of Autodesk AutoCAD LT products in addition to a $180 mail-in rebate*.

     

    For a limited time from February 3, 2014 through March 27, 2014 (dates are inclusive), customers can receive $180 rebate, in addition to an instant discount of $200, on new perpetual licenses of select Autodesk® AutoCAD® LT® products when purchased with Subscription.  

    *Mail-in Rebate is applicable to the purchase of a new Autodesk product license with Subscription, as listed in this table (Eligible Products).

     

    For more information, visit our promotions page or call (281) 445-6161. 

    Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event Day

    Join us at an Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

     

    For only $35, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional!

     

    Open Door Certification Event Day:

    • March 7th, 2014

    Follow these steps to register:

    1. Register your information at www.autodeskoffer.com/odc
    2. Select the exam you’d like to take
    3. Enter in the Site ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.

    You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting www.autodesk.com/certification.

     

    Future Open Door Certification Event Dates*:

    • April 4th, 2014
    • May 2nd, 2014
    • September 12th, 2014
    • October 3rd, 2014

    *Registration for these dates will not be live until previous Open Door date has passed.

     

    Attendees will be entered into a draw to win a Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet. Your name will be entered each time you purchase an exam so the more exams you purchase, the better chance you have of winning.

     

    TRAINING SCHEDULE

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

    March 10th – 13th

     

    AutoCAD Map 3D Geospatial

    March 20th – 21st

     

    AutoCAD Fundamentals

    April 1st to 4th

     

      Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

    Extend Your Access Webcast

    Learn how Autodesk® Infrastructure solutions can help you stay ahead of the competition.

     

    Join our experts at this live webcast to discover how intelligent model-based processes-and the latest advancements in civil infrastructure software-can help you stay competitive and profitable as projects grow in size and complexity.

     

    When: March 26, 2014

    Time: 9am to 10am

    Where: At Your Desk

     

    You’ll also learn how the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies can help you:

    • Deliver successful projects
    • Effectively identify and resolve issues virtually–before you break ground
    • Improve communication with stakeholders
    • Minimize rework and maximize profitability
    • Enhance the detail and accuracy of project designs

    To reserve your spot today, email Nhi Hong or register here.

    Subscription Benefits

    Do you know how to manage your Subscription Benefits?

    Read more here.

     

    Product Enhancements are made available through Subscription Center as soon as they are released. Helpful links.

     

    To request media:

    Subscription Customers can request media through Subscription Center or let their Total CAD Rep know they would like media, and we can request on their behalf.

     

    For more information, visit our Subscription page or call our office (281) 445-6161. 

    Contact Us

    www.tcadsys.com

    (281) 445-6161

    Follow us on Twitter Visit our blog

     


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    Clarity on the InfraWorks 2014 R4 Debacle

    As most of you saw the blog I posted the other day on InfraWorks 2014 R4, there is some confusion that I want to clear up.  Even though the installation and desktop icon state that it is R4, it is actually InfraWorks 360.

    I will be updating my previous post and all the other shared places so that there will not be anymore confusion.

    Sorry about that, and I hope this helps clear the air.

    InfraWorks 360

    Now that you are familiar with working inside InfraWorks, get ready for a HUGE change.  The User Interface (UI) has been significantly revamped.  It took me a couple of weeks to get used to it and find what I was looking for.

    When you start InfraWorks, it immediately requires you to sign in to your Autodesk 360 account.  We will start by looking at the initial “home” page…

    Start Page

    You can see the area I drew a box around has many new options for design within InfraWorks.  You have the option to turn some of these features on or off.  There are now options for Bridge Design, Drainage Design, Model Builder (which I will show later in the post) and a Watershed Analysis.

    Now let’s look at the new UI…

    UI

    Notice that the ribbon is gone!  There is now a couple of select “buttons”.  Clicking on one of these buttons will offer a couple of options…

    UI2

    These choices will allow you to select more features to use.  For example, if you pick on the pencil, it will give you the editing functionality.  I clicked on the cube icon to get the choices shown below…

    UI3

    Now are some of the commands looking familiar?

    One of the newer functions, which is in preview mode for now, is the Model Builder.  What this functions does is allow you to input an address or location for a desired area.  It will then zoom in to that area…

    model builder

    Now you have to option to select the are you want by drawing a rectangle.  Optionally, you can do the extents of what is shown.  Keep in mind, you must have a group set up on Autodesk 360 to do this.  Click Create Model.  It may take up to 15 minutes, but you will receive an email from Autodesk

    email

    What happens is, InfraWorks goes out to the internet and grabs the aerial, the terrain, and creates the streets and/or buildings…

    model builder2

    Keep in mind, the aerial is not that great, but it can be replaced in your data sources with a better aerial.

    Well good luck, it’s going to take some getting used to!

    Update: Incorrect Information in February eNews

     

     

     

     

     

    There was incorrect information in our February 2014 eNews. The information stating “For a Limited Time: Renew your expired Autodesk Subscription now without a late fee.” is incorrect, and this offer has expired. Please disregard this.

     

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Your Total CAD Team

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    Houston, Texas 77084

     

    Total CAD Systems February eNews

     

    Total CAD Systems, Inc. February eNews

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    Keep up with Total CAD Systems, Inc.’s latest news, promotions, and schedule of events.

    Autodesk Upgrade Discount Promotion

    Transformation is coming

    Beginning February 1, 2015, upgrades from previous releases will only be available with Autodesk® Subscription. Upgrade today and add Subscription so you’ll alwys have the latest software at your fingertips.

     

    From now through April 25, 2014, product upgrades to the following current releases are eligible for a discount when purchased with one year of Subscription.

     

    Eligible License Upgrades with Subscription Purchase*:

    ·  Autodesk Design or Creation Suite Ultimate, Premium, Standard

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2014

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® for Mac

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map3D

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP

    ·  Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage

    ·  Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D

    ·  Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Revit® MEP/Revit ®Structure

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Utility Design

    ·  Autodesk® 3ds Max®

    ·  Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical

    ·  Autodesk® Inventor®/Inventor® Engineer-to-Order/Inventor Professional /Inventor® Publisher

    ·  Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical

    ·  Autodesk® Vault®/ Autodesk® Vault® Professional/ Autodesk® Vault®Workgroup  

     

    Have Autodesk® 2008 software? Be sure to take advantage of this offer soon, as 2008 version products will only be eligible to upgrade until March 31, 2014. After that date, it will be necessary to purchase a new license.

     

    *Eligible perpetual Autodesk product upgrades include previous version upgrades listed in the Q1 GFP Upgrade Autodesk Eligibility Matrix (1-6x previous releases) (“Eligible Products”). All upgrades to and/or from any release of Autodesk® AutoCAD LT®, Autodesk® Inventor LT™, Autodesk® Revit LT™, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite products are excluded from this offer. Subscription benefits are subject to Autodesk® Subscription terms and conditions.

     

    For more information, visit our promotions page or call the office at (281) 445-6161.

    Autodesk AutoCAD LT Portfolio Mail-in Rebate Offer

    Save $200 on new perpetual licenses of Autodesk AutoCAD LT products in addition to a $180 mail-in rebate*.

     

    For a limited time from February 3, 2014 through March 27, 2014 (dates are inclusive), customers can receive $180 rebate, in addition to an instant discount of $200, on new perpetual licenses of select Autodesk® AutoCAD® LT® products when purchased with Subscription.  

    *Mail-in Rebate is applicable to the purchase of a new Autodesk product license with Subscription, as listed in this table (Eligible Products).

     

    For more information, visit our promotions page or call (281) 445-6161. 

     

    TRAINING SCHEDULE

    AutoCAD Fundamentals

    March 3rd – 6th

     

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

    March 10th – 13th

     

    AutoCAD Map 3D Geospatial

    March 20th – 21st

     

      Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

    Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event Days

    Join us at an Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

     

    For only $35, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional!

     

    Open Door Certification Event Days:

    • March 7th, 2014
    • April 4th, 2014
    • May 2nd, 2014
    • September 12th, 2014
    • October 3rd, 2014

    Follow these steps to register:

    1. Register your information at www.autodeskoffer.com/odc
    2. Select the exam you’d like to take
    3. Enter in the Site ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.

    You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting www.autodesk.com/certification.

     

     

    Attendees will be entered into a draw to win a Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet. Your name will be entered each time you purchase an exam so the more exams you purchase, the better chance you have of winning.

    Subscription Benefits

    Do you know how to manage your Subscription Benefits?

    Read more here.

     

    Product Enhancements are made available through Subscription Center as soon as they are released. Helpful links.

     

    For a Limited Time: Renew your expired Autodesk Subscription now without a late fee.

     

    For more information, visit our promotions page or call our office (281) 445-6161.

    Contact Us

     

    www.tcadsys.com

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    Autodesk is Giving Away $250 Million in Software

    Autodesk is giving ALL U.S. Middle and High Schools free software.  They want to prepare these students to become more adapted to design.  This “project” is called STEAM (students training in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

    You can read the article in The Wall Street Journal here.