Archive for March, 2014

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2015 Has Been Released

March 27, 2014

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.

Total CAD Systems Up and Coming Events

March 17, 2014

As we gradually shake the ice off our shoulders and welcome the warm, Texas sun back into our lives, the roar of new activity is starting to show itself.

We have gotten a ton of interest from people wanting to get certified in the Autodesk product of their choice. Fortunately, there are multiple days set for Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event. Taking the certification test on one of the scheduled event days gives you a discounted price of $35.00 and automatically puts you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet!

We also have two informative webinars on the horizon. The first is the Extend Your Access with Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions which focuses on the benefits of a model based process with Autodesk’s Infrastructure products. The second is the Business Value of BIM Webcast which focuses on how BIM can help you position your business for success.

Scheduling information for all these events is listed below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at cbennett@tcadsys.com.

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

Total CAD Systems held another Autodesk Open Door Certification Event. We had a great turn out of people working on getting certified in the Autodesk product of their choice. I’m happy to say that everybody passed their exam. Don’t worry if you missed the latest event. We’ll be holding another one on the following days:

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

By signing up on testing on one of the assigned dates you get to take the exam of your choice for only $35.00. The following exams are being offered:

  • 3ds Max 2014
  • AutoCAD 2014
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014
  • Roads and Highways 2014 Imperial
  • Roads and Highways 2014 Metric
  • Autodesk Inventor 2014
  • Autodesk Maya 2014
  • Revit Architecture 2014 Imperial
  • Revit Architecture 2014 Metric

To sign up for the exam you would like to take, go to www.autodeskoffer.com/odc. You will be prompted to select the exam you would like to take and the Certification Center you would like to take your exam. Select Total CAD Systems for the Certification Center.

Don’t forget: signing up for one of the exams puts you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet!

Good luck!

Extend Your Access Webcast

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Join Total CAD Systems to exchange ideas on how Autodesk Infrastructure Solutions and model based processes can help you stay competitive and profitable.

Some of the topics discussed will be:

  • Deliver successful projects
  • Effectively identify and resolve issues virtually – before you break ground
  • Minimize rework
  • Working from Infraworks to Civil 3D and back

To register either email Nhi Hong at nhong@tcadsys.com or go to https://us.gep.autodesk-services.com/registration/17859

Business Value of BIM Webcast

Date: April 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Join Total CAD Systems to find out why this is the right time to discover how BIM can help you position your business for success.

This webcast will focus on how BIM can help to:

  • Improve quality design
  • Reduce change information exchange costs
  • Shorten project timelines
  • …and much more

In a highly competitive environment, these benefits can be critical to improving the outcomes of your building projects. Consider how implementing BIM in your firm can keep you ahead of the curve – today and tomorrow.

To register either email Nhi Hong at nhong@tcadsys.com or go to https://us.gep.autodesk-services.com/registration/17856

We look forward to you attending one or all of these events. You won’t regret it.

Webcast

March 6, 2014

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.

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    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:

    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*:

    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.

    In This Issue

    Autodesk Upgrade Discount

    AutoCAD LT Mail-in Rebate

    This Week

    Training Schedule

    Extend Your Access Webcast

    Subscription Benefits

    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.

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