Total CAD Systems, Inc. March 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 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
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

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


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. 

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Total CAD Systems, Inc.

480 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Ste. 234, Houston, TX 77060

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