Archive for June, 2014

Total CAD Systems’ July eNews

June 30, 2014

Total CAD Systems, Inc. July eNews

Industry News & Schedule of Events

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


Total CAD Systems, Inc. is now an approved Software Asset Management Partner with Autodesk


As an Autodesk approved SAM Partner, we can help you better manage your Autodesk licenses.


Ever wonder what licenses are installed, registered, legitimate, or available for use or upgrade? As a new SAM Partner, we can help.


Need to know where your licenses are being used, where you can optimize the deployment or if you can deploy globally? We can help.


Do you want to know why your licenses may be out of compliance, why there are so many Subscription contracts or why your end-users are asking for more licenses? We can help.


Call our office (281) 445-6161 for more information on how we can help you streamline your software management.

An Overview of Our "Dive into 2015" Infrastructure Solutions Session


One of our favorite things to do is share new information with fellow Civil 3D, Map 3D, and Infrastructure Design Suite software users.  Being able to present knowledge and ideas in person is an added bonus. 


Our Infrastructure team was recently given the opportunity to dazzle many Civil 3D and Map users with their presentations of Infraworks 360, Vehicle Tracking, and utilization of adding GIS Grid data to surface projects at our "Dive into 2015" Event held in June.  From new features to Building Information Modeling for the Civil user, the Infrastructure team was able to convey many new and old techniques, as well as, solutions to aid other users in their daily work productivity.


Directly following was Lynn Allen’s presentation of 60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes, which was no less than entertaining and informative. The final presentation by our sales and support team yielded several door prizes to quick thinkers, as they answered questions regarding the subscription access presentation. 


If you were unable to attend and would like to obtain a pdf copy of presentations, please contact us at (281) 445-6161. To receive Lynn Allen’s Tips and Tricks booklet, simply download the pdf from her website


Hope to see you at our next event!

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Service Pack 1


Autodesk Vehicle Tracking has a SP1.  It adds support for the Bentley® MicroStation v8i SELECTseries 3 format. Additional features include a change in the vehicle definitions for AASHTO 2001, onwards design vehicles changes to define steering with a maximum steering angle, and addresses customer feedback on providing swept paths that match AASHTO standards


For more information, contact Todd Rogers.

Upgrade and Save up to 20%


Upgrade your Autodesk Software, including AutoCAD LT based products*, Versions 2009-2014 with Maintenance Subscription before July 25, 2014 and SAVE UP TO 20%.


*AutoCAD LT 2015 licenses must be on Subscription for 90 days prior to an upgrade purchase.


Are you using Autodesk 2008 or prior software?

Customers can save UP TO 30% off when purchasing a new license with Maintenance Subscription when you trade in your 2008 or prior release software.


Contact your local Total CAD Sales Rep (281) 445-6161 today to save and get current.


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.


For more information about the Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change and promotion, please review the FAQ.


Autodesk Maintenance Subscription was previously referred to as the Autodesk Subscription Program


AutoCAD Fundamentals

July 8th – 11th


AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

July 14th – 17th


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

Subscription Benefits

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.

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Total CAD Systems, Inc.

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

DGNPURGE is Now Part of 2015

June 5, 2014

How many of you are familiar with a couple of lines in a drawing and the drawing file size being EXTREMELY large?

I know a few of your are familiar with this because I sent you instructions on how to use the DGNPurge hotfix.  However, this hotfix is only for 2012/2013/2014.

It is now incorporated into the PURGE and –PURGE commands; it’s new name is Orphaned Data.



Project Chronicle has Graduated from the Autodesk Labs

June 4, 2014

Project Chronicle has finally graduated from the Autodesk Labs.  The new name is Autodesk Screencast.  If you are unfamiliar with this, it is basically a screen capturing program that will record your screen, keystrokes and mouse clicks. 

There is also a plethora of videos by many users that have posted their tips, tricks and tutorials.

If you get a chance, check it out and the Autodesk Screencast website.