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Upcoming Live Events and Announcements
Webcast Schedule
Promotions
Upcoming Live Events and Announcements

Utilities Industry Event - Leveraging Asset Data in CAD
Live Seminar, March 2nd, Walnut Creek, CA

CAD Masters, Inc. invites you to attend this Utilities Industry Event.  Learn the capabilities of current technology for managing your assets and your asset data and see first hand the results achieved by the City of Palo Alto Utilities Department.

Easy access and management of asset data within CAD has long been an obstacle for most utility agencies.  The data translation between various sources and systems has been weak at best.  Come and see how Autodesk Topobase, a powerful GIS tool running within AutoCAD, makes easy access to utility information a reality.  Using Autodesk technology, CAD Masters can help you close the gap between design and maintenance of assets and as-built asset information.

During this seminar, we will present the successes at the City of Palo Alto with Electric, Water, Gas, Wastewater, Street Lights, Traffic Signals, Cathodic Protection, and Fiber Optic.  See how they can access any and all information on an asset and leverage that information for design and maintenance tasks.  We will demonstrate workflow for service orders on existing assets, design and as-built entry for capital improvement projects, and reporting for internal operations, budget tracking, inventory, maintenance scheduling, and more.

No cost.  Seating is limited, so
Register Now.

Date:           March 2, 2011
Time:           9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:     CAD Masters, Inc.
                    1111 Civic Drive
                    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Agenda:

  • 9:00 - 10:30 am:   Asset Management with Topobase

  • 10:30 - 12:00 pm: City of Palo Alto Utilities
                              Ron Long (Guest Speaker)

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CAD Masters On-Line CAD Books - Just Released!

CAD Masters is now offering online versions of our popular courseware, via the newly available CAD Masters CAD Books.

CAD Masters CAD Books are a great option for professionals who are interested in polishing up their CAD skills with a self-paced, affordable learning tool that provides access to all of the materials anytime, anywhere.

CAD Books are based on the same quality content included in our training courseware, including exercise files for hands-on practice. New features include: search, linked table of contents, bookmarks, thumbnail view, and video demonstrations of many topics. CAD Books are extremely relevant as all of our offerings are available for v2011.

Here is a list of CAD Books currently available:

  • Free AutoCAD Update Book

  • AutoCAD Introduction
  • AutoCAD Advanced
  • AutoCAD Map 3D (Coming Soon)
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • Civil 3D Introduction
  • Civil 3D Advanced (Coming Soon)
  • Navisworks Introduction
  • Raster Design
  • Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure (Coming Soon)

Go To our website, experience our on-line training curriculum, and improve your knowledge of Autodesk software to help you stay competitive and be more productive.

CAD Masters, Inc. is currently offering the AutoCAD 2011 Update book at
NO COST! 
 

For more information, call us at: 
925.939.1378 or 916.641.0100  

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Webcast Schedule

CMI CAD Standards Manager Webcast - February 23rd

Standardization as simple as...

CAD Standards Manager is a comprehensive set of CAD standardization tools that will truly make the organization and deployment of standards within your office a breeze. Organizations have found that our user interface is so easy to navigate that training new hires to comply with the firm’s CAD guidelines is as simple as showing them a menu, toolbars, and optional “production palettes.”

Improve accuracy and quality...

Well-documented CAD standards improve consistency, helping organizations produce better looking plans that are easier to read, and digital files that are easier to share. Automating those standards improves project collaboration, ensures consistency, speeds drawing production, and improves the accuracy and quality of the plan set. CAD Standards Manager software automates the implementation of CAD standards putting your standards at your CAD staff's fingertips.
 
     Find out more at:
    
http://www.cadstandardsmanager.com

     To register for the webcast at 11:00 am, February 23rd, visit:  
    
http://www.cadstandardsmanager.com/std_reg.asp

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Autodesk Design Suite Screencast

Don’t explain your ideas to clients. Show them.

See for yourself how Autodesk Design Suite 2011 helps you tell your design story — and sell your ideas — with powerful and engaging visualizations.

The new Autodesk Design Suite extends the power and flexibility of your familiar AutoCAD workflow by integrating leading design and visualization software into a single, cost-effective package.

With best-in-class workflows for design, sketching, illustration, and animated visualization, you can create powerful visualizations and interactive presentations that help you market and sell concepts before they are real.

Get more of what you need to win new business in one comprehensive suite:

  • Improved Workflow – Easily integrate Autodesk Design Suite into your workflow and enhance productivity.
  • Better design and communication – Bring designs to life visually, communicate with more clarity, and facilitate a smoother approval process at every stage of design.
  • More compelling bids – Develop more inspiring designs faster than the competition, and win more business with emotionally engaging presentations that inspire confidence in your vision

Enjoy exceptional value.

Priced at $4,995, the Autodesk Design Suite Premium brings together the 2011 versions of AutoCAD®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, Autodesk® Showcase® and Autodesk® Alias® Sketch software in a single suite - a savings of up to 44%! If purchased individually, these products would cost up to $9,000.

Autodesk Design Suite 2011 is here and ready to help you stand out from the crowd. Watch this free screencast and learn more.

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Navisworks Webcast - Detect Issues Prior to Construction
 

What if you could detect design issues, conflicts, and logistics issues before construction begins? With Autodesk® Navisworks® project review software, you can collaborate, coordinate, and communicate more effectively to reduce problems during design and construction. Navisworks helps enable 3D coordination, 4D planning, photorealistic visualization, dynamic simulation, and accurate analysis for construction professionals.

View this recorded webcast to learn how Navisworks can help you address key construction process issues, such as model aggregation, clash detection, and project presentation. In this webcast, you'll learn more about Autodesk Navisworks software and how it can help you to:

  • Identify interferences before construction to prevent and reduce costly change orders

  • Virtually simulate a project and link to your existing project software to accelerate your project schedule

  • Keep files and models up to date across extended project teams

During the webcast, you will also see a demonstration of the software to better understand how it works on a project. Watch this recorded webcast at your own pace, on your own time.

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Revit for BIM-Enabled Sustainable Design - Free Screencast

Improve your sustainable design process and increase ROI


This free presentation demonstrates how Autodesk BIM solutions can provide a foundation to help meet sustainable design needs. Learn how to use Autodesk® Revit® products for site selection, energy analysis, lighting analysis and more. Autodesk Revit products help you by making sustainable design and building performance analysis simple and more accessible through BIM.

This screencast is ideal for architects, MEP and structural engineers, and commercial or government building owners who want learn how to use Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk Revit MEP software for building information modeling to improve the sustainable design process and increase ROI.

Learn how project stakeholders can use BIM to:
  • Answer complex questions about project information and building operations processes
  • Make smarter decisions about design and construction
  • Overcome the cost barriers associated with sustainability
  • Create more efficient building processes and performance
     

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Promotions

Free Training (Any CAD Masters Course) with Software Purchase

Maximize your software investment!

Now through March 31, 2011 purchase a full copy of one of the software titles listed below and receive a free training class of your choice (up to a $1,125 value).

Qualifying Products:

AutoCAD
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD MEP
Navisworks Manage
Revit Architecture
Revit MEP
Revit Structure
Civil 3D
AutoCAD MAP 3D

Register Online
View Classes And Dates

       For more information, call us at:
      
925.939.1378 or 916.641.0100

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2 for 1 Training - All Classes

CAD Masters is offering our clients a chance to invest in CAD training at half price! Send 2 students for the price of 1 to any regularly scheduled training class. Students must be enrolled in the same class on the same date to qualify. Training must be completed and payment must be received by April 1, 2011.



       For more information, call us at:

      
925.939.1378 or 916.641.0100

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Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Quantity Takeoff Promotion - Ends March 15

Now through March 15, 2011, you can purchase a new license of Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2011 software (with subscription) at up to $1,000 off SRP and receive one FREE license of Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2011 software. That's a savings of $3,000!

       For more information, call us at:
      
925.939.1378 or 916.641.0100

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Autodesk 0% Financing Promotion - Ends April 15th

  

Until April 15, 2011 you can take advantage of this 0% financing offer:

  • 0% Financing on All Autodesk Software
  • $0 Down: License the latest design, productivity and creativity software with no money down.
  • 0 Risk: Avoid large down payments and better manage your budget by having fixed monthly payments over 12 months.

Minimum transaction size for this offer is $5,000 and maximum transaction size is $150,000. Subscription purchase is optional and may not exceed 40% of the total amount financed. This offer is valid for all commercial customers and may not be combined with multi-year subscription discounts.

       For more information, call us at:
      
925.939.1378 or 916.641.0100

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