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“What’s New in 2016″ Product Launch Event

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 24TH – 26TH

 

EXPLORE THE AUTODESK 2016 SOFTWARE AT OUR ANNUAL PRODUCT LAUNCH EVENT. Don’t miss our “What’s New in 2016″ event as our industry experts showcase the 2016 Autodesk product features, tips and tricks, new Autodesk Account site navigation and benefits, and much more.

 

When: June 24th – 26th

Where: Total CAD Office

Time: 9am to 4pm

 

Topics include:

  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2016
    • Enhanced PDFs, Coordination models, Visual enhancements, Sysvar monitor
  • What’s New in Revit 2016
    • Revision enhancements, A360 Collaboration for Revit, Specification-driven ductwork, Rebar improvements, New structural section properties
  • What’s New in Civil 3D 2016
    • Import/export IFC Files, Exclusionary Catchments, Crossing Pipe Labels, Creating solids from surfaces
  • What’s New in Infraworks 360 2016
    • Updated features in Model Builder, Roadway enhancements, Bridge enhancements, Ddded watersheds and culverts
  • What’s New in Inventor 2016
    • New sheet metal capabilities, DWG underlays, Drawing creation enhancements
  • What’s New in Plant 3D 2016
    • New pipe routing offsets and tolerances, Updated unassigned Lines Groups, Simplified SDK model editing, Isometric drawings updates
  • …and more

 

More details to follow for our upcoming 2016 event.

Autodesk Announced 2016 Design and Creation Suites

Autodesk Design and Creation Suites 2016 have officially been released and will be coming to your Autodesk Account soon. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2016 availability.

 

If you do not know who your Subscription Contract Manager is, please email PPadamada@tcadsys.com.

Autodesk will be kicking off the Autodesk Answer Days series with the one and only AutoCAD!
 

Have AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® questions that you’ve always wanted to ask? Come spend a minute, an hour, or the whole day in the Autodesk Community to interact directly with the folks who bring you your favorite CAD software!

 

When: Thursday, May 7th

Time: 8am to 8pm

 

It’s easy. It’s free. It’s all about AutoCAD®.

Come to the Autodesk Community and post your AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® questions! Engage in real time conversation with the teams and experts that develop and support AutoCAD®:

  • Product Designers
  • QA Analysts
  • Technical Support
  • Customer Service
  • Community Managers

When you visit the AutoCAD Answer Day on May 7th, the CREATE NEW POST button will be available for posting questions. And there’s no limit on how many questions you can ask, we’re up for the challenge!

 

Join Autodesk at this special online event on May 7th!


TRAINING SCHEDULE

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

May 26th – 29th

June 8th – 11th

  

AutoCAD Fundamentals

June 1st – 4th

 

AutoCAD Map 3D Geospatial

June 17th – 18th

 

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

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

For only $45, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional at our Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

 

The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, May 8th

 

Follow these steps to register:

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

 

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

Autodesk AEC Event Center

Autodesk is introducing Autodesk AEC Event Center, which allows you to view online and in-person events related to the Building Design, Fabrication, Construction, and Infrastructure industry.

 

To see what events are coming up in the AEC industry, click here.

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www.tcadsys.com

(281) 445-6161

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What’s a Request Code? – Autodesk Community

Many of you over activate your product due to computer crashes, upgrades, etc.  When you are over activated, we need to contact Autodesk in order to obtain your activation code.  To do this, we need your request code.  So, what IS the request code?  Click the link below to find out…

What’s a Request Code? – Autodesk Community.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Check your new Subscription site (manage.autodesk.com) to download your 2016 version of Civil 3D.

The new features below, come from the Civil 3D 2016 help guide…

New Features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 Feature
  • The Create Surface From Point Cloud command has been integrated and is now available on the ribbon. The command now provides the ability to adjust the default distance between points in order to change the percentage of points that will be included in the surface.
Integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 Features

The following features in the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 have been integrated:

Catchments
Corridors
  • An option is now available for selecting alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.
Data Exchange
Data Shortcuts
Labels
Sections
Vault

New Features in the Autodesk® Subassembly Composer for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

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AutoCAD 2016 is Here!

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 has been released and will be coming to your Autodesk Account soon. Other 2016 products will be available within the coming weeks. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2016 availability.

If you do not know who your Subscription Contract Manager is, please email PPadamada@tcadsys.com.

Check out some informative tools:

AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide
AutoCAD 2016 Video Tutorials

SAVE THE DATE: June 24th – 26th for our 2016 Rollout Event. More details to follow for our upcoming 2016 event.

0% Financing Promotion

From March 2, 2015 through April, 24, 2015*, customers can benefit from a 0% financing rate of either 24 or 36 months when meeting certain eligibility requirements on Autodesk® software and Subscription purchases.
Eligibility requirements include:

Minimum transaction size to qualify for 0% financing for 24 or 36 months is of $35,000 in product purchases up to a maximum of $150,000.
Qualifying product purchases include Autodesk perpetual licenses (new/crossgrade), Autodesk Desktop Subscription and Autodesk Cloud Services.**
Perpetual licenses purchased through this program,  must have Maintenance subscription attached in order to qualify.

*The financing offer is valid from March 2, 2015 through April 24, 2015, or until $8 million in funding is allocated (whichever occurs first) as determined by Autodesk.

** Maintenance Subscription purchases are eligible for this offer after meeting the $35K minimum in product. Renewals of Maintenance Subscription will also qualify through the program when meeting all other requirements but will only qualify with a minimum of a two year multi-year renewal Subscription. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription (New and Renewal) may not exceed 50% of the total amount financed. Consulting Services, partner training and services, and/or other related purchases are not eligible.

Review the full Terms and Conditions or call (281) 445-6161 for more information.

Autodesk Collaboration for Revit Online Rebate

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® is a Cloud Subscription service that works with Revit® software to connect building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Teams stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. Integrated with Autodesk A360, Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project teams to work on shared building information models.

From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering an online Rebate of $400 when customers purchase a new annual term licenses of Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® with a qualifying purchase of Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium or Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate commercial new license or crossgrade with Maintenance Subscription.

Multiple rebates may be redeemed by a single customer providing multiple qualifying purchases are made. One rebate may be redeemed for each Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® cloud subscription that is accompanied by a qualifying purchase of Autodesk Building Design Suite.

TO PARTICIPATE
Adherence is required to all the Terms and Conditions herein:

Eligible Products must be ordered and invoiced between March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015 (dates are inclusive);
Go to Collaboration for Revit Promo Site to complete the online rebate form with the product purchase information, including the Autodesk or Vendor part number of the  product licenses, price and quantity of licenses purchased;
Submit contact information and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the rebate offer;
Upload a copy of the Proof of Purchase;
Print the resulting email confirmation for your records

*Please Note: The online rebate site will be available on April 7, 2015. At that time, submissions for qualifying purchases made from March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015 will be accepted.

Please review the Terms & Conditions or contact us (281) 445-6161 for additional information.

Autodesk Vault Professional Rebate

Buy 5 Seats of Vault Professional for the Price of 4!

From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering an Online Rebate of $1,995 (the Suggested Retail Price of one commercial license) when customers purchase 5 commercial new licenses of Autodesk Vault Professional with one year of commercial maintenance subscription on each of the five (5) licenses.*

Multiple rebates may be redeemed for purchases that include ten (10) or more qualifying Autodesk Vault Professional licenses purchased with commercial maintenance subscription. Rebates will be honored for each multiple of 5 qualifying licenses purchased, with no maximum. No proportional rebates are available on other quantities.

TO PARTICIPATE:
Adherence is required to all the Terms and Conditions herein:

Eligible Products must be ordered and invoiced between March 23, 2015, through July 24, 2015 (dates are inclusive);
Go to www.autodesk.com/vaultrebate to complete the online rebate form with the product purchase information, including the Autodesk or Vendor part number of the product licenses, price and quantity of licenses purchased;
Submit contact information and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the rebate offer;
Upload a copy of the Proof of Purchase;
Print the resulting email confirmation for your records

*Must purchase Maintenance Subscription

Review the Terms & Conditions or call (281) 445-6161 for more information.

Autodesk Fusion 360 for Product Design Suite Subscribers

All current and new Product Design Suite customers on Maintenance or Desktop Subscription are entitled to Autodesk Fusion 360 cloud service, as part of their Subscription benefits.

Autodesk Fusion 360 is the first tool of its kind; it enables teams to work together within an integrated design, engineering and fabrication platform, virtually anywhere and on any device. This will give you the ability to take advantage of new business and technical opportunities, while providing you with more choice and flexibility than ever before. Welcome to Fusion 360, and to the community working with us to co-create the future of CAD.  

How to access Fusion 360:

1. First, the Contract Manager or Software Coordinator must grant users access to the Fusion 360 benefit. 

2. Then, the user downloads Fusion 360 from Subscription Center or Autodesk Account and signs in with the same email address that the Contract Manager used when granting access.   

Review the FAQ  for more information or contact your local Total CAD Rep (281) 445-6161.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Revit MEP Fundamentals

April 13th – 14th

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

April 13th – 16th

Inventor Fundamentals

(Sessions 1 and 2)*

Session1: April 16th – 17th

Session 2: April 20th – 21st

Revit Architecture Fundamentals

April 22nd – 24th

AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals

April 27th – 29th

AutoCAD Plant 3D Fundamentals

April 27th – 29th

Navisworks Fundamentals

April 30th

Vault for Inventor Users

May 7th 

*Sessions 1 and 2 must be taken within the same month.

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

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

For only $45, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional at our Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, May 8th

Follow these steps to register:

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

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

Autodesk Subscription Center has been Retired

Autodesk Subscription Center has been retired. Customers can access Autodesk Account to track and manage all of their Autodesk products, services, and benefits.

Take a tour of Autodesk Account.
Customers can go to www.autodesk.com/account and log in using their existing Subscription Center login credentials or Autodesk ID.

Autodesk Account features a streamlined workflow that helps customers quickly find everything they need to manage their Autodesk products and services in one easy to navigate portal:

Download entitled products and trials – including product updates and enhancements
Access help and support – get Subscription Help, Up & Ready, phone and other support
Manage access and permissions – view licenses and grant access to software and benefits
Track usage – of licenses, benefits and consumption to save costs and predict budgeting
Purchase or renew licenses – based on requirements and usage
Update your profile – quickly view and update information so your profile is always current

Review the FAQ for more information or contact your local Total CAD Rep (281) 445-6161.

In This Issue

0% FInancing Promotion

Collaboration for Revit Rebate

Autodesk Vault Professional Rebate

Autodesk Fusion 360

Training Schedule

Open Doors Certification Event

Subscription Center Retiring

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Bearing and Distance Inconsistencies

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Originally posted on Civil 3D Plus:

So, you like to use the Bearing and Distance command while drafting in Civil 3D you say? Well, you might want to be aware of a little inconsistency in the command depending on how you run it.

Rick Ellis over at Cadapult Software Solutions (the author of the Civil 3D book we use here at CAD-1) pointed this out to me and I thought it would warrant a blog post. Thanks Rick!

So, here’s the problem, two lines drawn from the same location using the Bearing and Distance transparent command end up with different bearings depending on how you run the Bearing and Distance command.

Different Results, Same Input Different Results, Same Input

So, what did I do differently? Well, the bottom line I drew using the Bearing and Distance command by typing ‘BD at the command line (don’t forget the apostrophe). The top line I drew it using the Bearing and Distance command…

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Autodesk Help

Many of you might not know about Autodesk Help forums, and I would like to share with this with you.  It takes less time to look up a solution yourself rather than to call me (if I’m in the office) and ask for help.  Not that I’m saying not to call me, but again, it’s faster and easier to search for a solution on your own.  The Autodesk Help forums list solutions by linking the solution to the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

This month’s solutions can be found by clicking here.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS Feed, or email list to get notified each time Autodesk posts solutions.

Bring Your Corridors Into InfraWorks with Style Rules for Materials

From the Ground Up blog site has posted a great workflow to directly bring in Civil 3D corridors, with assigned materials attached, into InfraWorks or InfraWorks 360.

Keep in mind, you will need Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 2 installed in order for this to work.

Read about this great workflow here.

Get Current NOW! Time is Running Out…

After today, you will have one more week to get your software upgraded before Autodesk discontinues upgrades.  Make sure you get your software upgraded, or if you did not purchase subscription, get on subscription so you will not lose the right to upgrade.

Please go here to read and find out more about this policy.