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Webinars

Efficient, Accurate, and Trackable Fabrication Solutions

TUESDAY, January 26 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Learn how to get your fabrication shop into its most productive form! Discover how to increase efficiency, decrease waste, accurately predict labor, and develop schedules. Dive even deeper with automatic time sheets, track the progress and location of any spool, and digital sheets that won't get lost, torn, or stained. With the digital solution of FabPro by MSUITE, shop personnel can also measure, view in 3D, tag, annotate, and more without needing to send drawings back to the BIM team for more information – saving time, reducing waste, and creating a better end product.

Learning objectives

• Create predictive analytics for your shop
• How to track Spools and enhance your process
• Optimize Production through reduced waste and enhanced communication

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The Impact and Adoption of Cloud File Systems Resulting from COVID-19 Roundtable

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Throughout 2020, the global climate created massive obstacles for the AEC industry requiring a shift in thought in regards to strategy and the use of technology. As part of our survey jointly launched with Panzura, our strategic partner, we set out to ask over 100 AEC professionals across many disciplines, geographic locations, and organization sizes how they viewed their use of cloud file systems during the pandemic as well as into the future.

Join our experts on Wednesday, January 27th at 11 a.m. PST to discuss our findings and talk about how cloud file solutions are currently in use as well as how their future may be shaped by COVID-19. Don't miss out on valuable industry insight provided by your peers.

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How to Get the Most Out of the Autodesk AEC Collection

Thursday, January 28 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Autodesk AEC Collections are purchased when two or more software solutions are needed. The AEC Collection has over 20 solutions that come included, leading to an overwhelming amount of options when deciding which software you should include in your workflow.
During the presentation, we will look at FormIt, Revit, Manage, BIM 360, AutoCAD, and InfraWorks; how they interact with each other, what type of data is generated in each solution, and, most importantly, how they can help you maximize your output. We will also touch on a few additional support pieces that come with the AEC Collection to help you get the most value out of your subscription. 

Learning objectives

· What’s included in the AEC Collection
• Which software will be most valuable to your workflow
• What phases and disciplines benefit from each software
• The ability to discuss a complete workflow within the Autodesk Suite from design to construction 

About the presenter

Andrell Laniewicz is a Senior Technical Specialist for US CAD. With her M.Arch degree in hand, Andrell worked from GCs as a VDC Engineer for over 5 years, a BIM instructor at a university for 4 years, and for an MEP Contractor for 2 more years where she went become a Tier 3 Support Specialist that worked directly with Autodesk to resolve issues, develop workflows, and implement various strategies for improved project delivery. Andrell is a Revit Certified Professional, Authorized Trainer, and has her Certificate of Management in BIM from the AGC of America. She focuses on Autodesk BIM 360, Revit, FormIt, Navisworks, as well as MSUITE, to help clients get the most out of technology.

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Virtual Cloud Workstation: Design & Build Anytime

TUESDAY, February 2 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CST

Changes in technology come thick and fast in the AEC industry. Not only are underpowered machines a hassle to manage, but the costs can pile up quickly. Also, keeping a remote workforce productive in today's new norm is a must. Without the right technology infrastructure, firms put their competitive edge and reputation at risk. The U.S. CAD Cloud Workstation™, a cost-effective virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, can manage your machines, enhance productivity, workflows, and collaboration, fortify security, and reduce costs – helping your firm maintain a top position.

Join us for a webinar, Virtual Cloud Workstation: Design & Build Anytime, Tuesday, February 2, at 11 a.m. CST.  

Learning objectives

· Cost benefits of using a U.S. CAD Cloud Workstation vs. traditional solutions
• Workflow expectations for the user experience.
• Security enhancements and management using the Microsoft® Azure™ platform
• Flexibility from set up to maintenance. 

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Infrastructure Tuesday:
Project Explorer is now a part of Civil 3D! What does that mean for you?

TUESDAY, February 2 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

In this session we will look at the Project Explorer as it relates to Civil 3D model data. The Project Explorer is included in the AEC Collection and is available for Civil 3D 2020 and 2021.  The Project explorer allows the user to view and analyze Civil 3D model data such as alignments, corridors, and pipe networks in a single location and where changes can be applied if needed.  The customizable interface provides both a graphical view as well as a grid view of the data.  It also allows the user to generate custom reports and tables using a variety of formats where report and tables styles can be saved and used for future use.

Learning objectives

· What is the Project Explorer and how to use it.
· Customize the user interface.
· Review and edit the model data.
· Generate reports and tables.
· Save report and table styles for later use.

About the presenter

Doug Benoit brings over 25 years of civil engineering experience to the technical team at U.S. CAD. His previous experience includes 13 years gathering real-world experience as a design/project engineer at a consulting firm in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Benoit’s current responsibilities include training, mentoring, content creation, writing technical guides and technical support.

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Infrastructure Tuesday:
3D Laser Scanning for Civil Design & Survey

TUESDAY, March 2 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

An in-depth workflow for using lidar (laser scanning) for civil engineering and land surveying will be presented. The tools will include Leica Geosystems Cyclone 3DR and CloudWorx software.

Learning objectives

• The fastest path to generate deliverables
• CloudWorx Civil workflow
• Cyclone 3DR workflow

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Infrastructure Tuesday:
Why Virtual Cloud Workstations for AEC Engineers

TUESDAY, April 6 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PdT

U.S.CAD Cloud Workstations provides your company a turnkey VDI solution managed & supported by U.S. CAD & SaaS Plaza. In this session, we will be providing an overview of a virtualized desktop & applications experience that is tailored and unique for your employees. With the ever-changing IT environment that is civil infrastructure, our U.S. CAD Workstations can easily scale to meet business demands, expand connectivity across users & regions remotely. Join us & learn how your company can benefit. 

Learning objectives

• An overview and demonstration of U.S. CAD’s Cloud Workstations solution.
• IT benefits like management, scalability, security, and application deployment.
• Benefits for remote users in a work from home environment.
• Comparison with other VDI solutions

About the presenter

Brian Smith brings many years of IT experience to the U.S. CAD team, specifically in the areas of network administration, data management, security, and implementation.
 
In his current role, Mr. Smith acts as the key point of contact for various cloud services such as Panzura, BIM 360, Office 365, and U.S.CAD Cloud Workstations. He is skilled at interacting with all levels of personnel within an organization and is able to address client concerns quickly, accurately, and efficiently. Mr. Smith helps clients with consulting, configuration, and deployment of cloud services to meet their current and future IT needs. 

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Infrastructure Tuesday:
Improve Your Design Review Process with Bluebeam Revu

TUESDAY, June 1 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PdT

This presentation will focus on increasing your efficiency by using Bluebeam Revu. We will show you how to apply best in class markup tools. Including making your own custom tools.  The ability to track everyone’s markups and keep tabs on project progress while auditing what changes are being made to each revision. Significantly cut down the hours spent on the design review process by leveraging both the power of Bluebeam Revu and Revu’s integrated cloud-based solution, Bluebeam Studio, for real-time collaboration. There are no limits to what you can achieve with Bluebeam solutions.

Learning objectives

• Redline PDFs with customizable clouds, callouts, CAD symbols and more, and save custom annotations including images, in the Tool Chest for easy reuse.
• Keep tabs on project progress while auditing what changes are being made to each revision by understanding what has changed.
• How to measure the pdf and assign a different vertical scale for profile sheet reviews
• How to easily measure organic shapes to get meaningful results

About the presenter

Ken Phelps is a Sr. Technical Specialist at U.S. CAD and a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and Consultant. He has been helping customers implement design and design review technology for over 20 years. Ken has been a highly rated presenter at the Bluebeam Extreme Conference for the last 3 years. 

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Live Events

Due to ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic,there are no live, in-person events are scheduled at this time.

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