Open Source Night at BAUG

The Bellingham AutoCAD User Group is conducting a review of Open Source Software to compliment your CAD software. See how readily available GIS, PDF and other usefully softwares are.

Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Location: Bellingham Technical College, Haskell Building, Room 108A

Fee:-None, just like Open Source Software.


Special offer for Bellingham AutoCAD User Group members

BAUG is always looking for ways that our members can get more out of their Autodesk software. That’s why we wanted to let you know about this great new book for AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 and a special 10% discount for BAUG members.

Since AutoCAD Map 3D is part of Civil 3D and Land Desktop, this book is a valuable resource to any Civil 3D or Land Desktop user, as well as users of stand-alone AutoCAD Map 3D. Previous versions of the book are also available, so you can learn to take advantage of these powerful, yet often overlooked tools already installed on their computer, even if you haven’t upgraded to the latest version of AutoCAD.

Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, is the latest book from Cadapult Software Solutions. Co-Authored by Rick Ellis and Russell Martin, it introduces you to the most important features of AutoCAD Map 3D that can help you to become a more productive and valuable user.

The book is 341 pages organized into 14 chapters, each designed with a user-friendly, exercise based, step-by-step approach to many common tasks, including:

Learning the new Ribbon Interface
Repairing Incomplete or Inaccurate Geometry
Collecting Data from Different Sources
Connecting to Data Directly using FDO
Attaching Data to AutoCAD Objects
Automating Annotation of AutoCAD Objects
Using Better COGO Tools
Using Multiple Coordinate Systems
Inserting Rectified Raster Images
Using Contour Data from GIS Sources
Learning the Basics of Queries
Quickly and Easily Mapping your Data
Exporting to DWF and other Software

A CD with real world datasets for all exercises is included with each book.

For more details and to place an order, please visit their web site,, and enter coupon code BAUGM9 on the payment page to get your copy for 10% off.

You can also contact them at (503) 829-8929.