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Total CAD Systems, Inc. July eNews

July 7, 2015

Industry News & Schedule of Events

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The Way You Buy Your Autodesk Software is Changing

What’s Changing?

Autodesk is transitioning from perpetual software licenses to subscription-based options. After January 31, 2016, new seats of most individual Autodesk software products will no longer be available for purchase. After that time, those individual products will be available only for rent as a Desktop Subscription. This change applies to both standalone and network licenses.

What’s Not Changing?

Existing perpetual licenses or perpetual licenses purchased before January 31, 2016 can continue to be used and kept up-to-date with an active Maintenance Subscription.

Products impacted by this licensing change.

To learn more about this licensing change, contact your Total CAD Rep (281) 445-6161.

Autodesk Online Rebate Offers

Just a couple more weeks to save! From May 7, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering Online Rebates for the purchases of eligible:

new perpetual commercial licenses with a 2-or 3-year Maintenance Subscription 
crossgrades to Suites with Maintenance Subscription 
network activation fees added to existing, new or crossgrade licenses on Maintenance Subscription 
annual, 2-or 3-year Desktop Subscription purchased by existing customers owning qualifying 2005-2015 perpetual licenses.

For more information, please review the Terms and Conditions or call (281) 445-6161.

InfraWorks 360: Use Custom Profiles in Road and Railway Styles

The June release of InfraWorks 360 2016 features an exciting new enhancement for road and railway styles: Custom Profiles.

A custom profile is a 2D cross section that you create in an external application (such as AutoCAD) in SDF or SQLite format, then bring into InfraWorks 360 and attach to a road or railway style. InfraWorks 360 will extrude the 2D cross section along the length of the selected road or railway track so that it can continuously hug your road or railway, and smoothly follow its assigned track around curves.

See how you can utilize Custom Profiles.

In This Issue

Perpetual Licenses Discontinuation

Autodesk Online Rebate Offer

Training Schedule

Autodesk AEC Event Center

TRAINING SCHEDULE

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

July 13th – 16th

August 10th – 13th

AutoCAD Fundamentals

August 3rd – 6th

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

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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May eNews

April 29, 2015

Total CAD Systems, Inc. May eNews

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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!

In This Issue

"What’s New in 2016" Event

Autodesk Announced 2016 Products

Autodesk Answer Days

Training Schedule

Open Doors Certification Event

Autodesk AEC Event Center

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:

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 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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April eNews

March 31, 2015

Total CAD Systems, Inc. April eNews

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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.

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

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.

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Total CAD Systems, Inc. October eNews

October 13, 2014

Total CAD Systems, Inc. October eNews

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Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

As of February 1st, 2015, Autodesk will no longer offer the option to purchase an upgrade version of the latest software release if you own a perpetual license to a previous version. New versions will be available through purchase of a new perpetual license at the full new price, an existing Maintenance Subscription (Renewal) or Desktop Subscription (Rental) benefit.

 

Read more about it here.

 

The last day Autodesk will accept upgrade orders from a non-current version of software will be January 30th, 2015.

 

Customers with an Autodesk Subscription Contract eligible for a late renewal can place an order without additional late fees until October 23rd, 2014.

 

If you have a 2015 version of Autodesk Software without Maintenance Subscription, please contact your local Total CAD Rep (281) 445-6161 to review options available to you.

 

Upgrade Promotion Ending Soon

Upgrade your Autodesk software, including AutoCAD LT based products*, Versions 2009-2014 with Maintenance before October 24, 2014 and SAVE up to 10%.

 

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

 

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

Vehicle Swept Path Analysis with Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Event

Join us and see how Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions can help you stay competitive and win more infrastructure projects.

 

When: Thursday, October 30th

Time:   9am to 1pm

Where: Total CAD Systems Office

 

Vehicle Tracking is for comprehensive transportation analysis and design solutions for vehicle swept path analysis. Some of the capabilities of Vehicle Tracking are:

 

* Evaluation of vehicle movement

* Parking Tools (parking lot layout)
* Design criteria and standards library
* Real-time analysis
 

The business benefits include easy-to-use, intuitive, works within all AutoCAD environments, speeds up planning and design processes and can more quickly evaluate alternatives.


 

In addition, see how you can examine intersections using integrated analysis and simulation tools that are part of the total design process. Vehicle Tracking extends the effectiveness of BIM-enabled workflows.


 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see how Autodesk Vehicle Tracking can help you expand your capabilities.


 

RSVP Today! Seating is limited. Email Nhi Hong to reserve your spot today.
 

TRAINING SCHEDULE

AutoCAD Fundamentals

November 3rd – 6th

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

November 10th – 13th

 

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

Autodesk Open Door Certification Day

Join us at an Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

 

For only $35, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional!

 

The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, November 7th.

 

Follow these steps to register:

  1. Register your information at
    www.autodeskoffer.com/odc.
  2. Select the exam you’d like to take.
  3. 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.

 

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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

TRAINING SCHEDULE

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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