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“What’s New in 2016” Product Launch Event



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

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!


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
  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

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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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 ( 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:

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

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