Civil 3D night Thursday, 2/19/2015 – Bellingham AutoCAD User Group

Managing AutoCAD Civil 3D Data with Data Shortcuts and External References

BAUG welcomes back Rick Ellis of CADapult Software Solutions. Rick will show us how to efficiently manage your data in AutoCAD Civil 3D, while at the same time improving performance and workflows. We will be shown the step-by-step processes of creating and working with data shortcuts, as well as discuss the concepts and options that you have in AutoCAD Civil 3D for breaking projects apart into smaller, more manageable, pieces while keeping the data linked together and dynamic. Rick will also cover using external references in AutoCAD Civil 3D to efficiently manage data that is not available through data shortcuts.You also will learn to use data shortcuts together with external references to improve your workflow and allow multiple people to work on a project at the same time while all of the projects data stays linked and up to date.

When: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (note starting time and date)

Where: Washington Engineering Institute
Haskell Business Park
1414 Meador Avenue
Building H, Suite H104
Bellingham WA 98229
(Corner of Express Dr. and Meador Ave.)
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6:00 to 6:45 Managing Civil 3D data with data shortcuts and xrefs
6:45 to 7:00 Data Questions and Answers
7:00 to 7:30 Civil 3D Tips and Tricks, Bring your questions and problem files.


Rick Ellis is the president of CADapult Software Solutions and a longtime friend and supporter of BAUG. He has worked with and taught AutoCAD Civil 3D, along with Map 3D and other Autodesk products since the mid-90s. He is the Author of several critically acclaimed books on AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, Land Desktop and Carlson Software; including the Practical Guide series. Rick continues to use AutoCAD Civil 3D on projects in a production environment, in addition to teaching classes to organizations both large and small around the country, elping them get the most out of their design software investment.

This practical background and approach has made him a highly rated speaker at Autodesk University, a member of the national speaker team for the AUGI CAD Camps and a sought after instructor by organizations around the world.

This month’s meeting sponsor is:
Cadapult Software Solutions

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Carlson Survey software training class by the Bellingham AutoCAD User Group

The Bellingham AutoCAD User Group is sponsoring a 2 day hands-on Carlson Survey software training class,conducted by Rick Ellis of Cadapult Software Solutions. In addition to Rick’s well know training he is also the author of A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey. Attendees will step through all the aspects of Carlson Software, from navigating through the menus to creating finished drawings from field data collection, using their own laptop computer.


Time: 8:30 to 4:30
Date: February 19th and 20th, 2015
Location: Washington Engineering Institute
Haskell Business Center
1414 Meador Ave., Suite H104
Bellingham, WA 98229

Class requirements: Personal laptop computer capable of running Carlson Survey software 30 day trial version. Basic knowledge of CAD.

Cost: $825 which includes Cadapult’s A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey book, and a portion of the proceeds are going towards supporting the Washington Engineering Institute.

Registration and information:

Contact Rick Ellis
Cadapult Software Solutions

Note, the class has a limited number of openings in order to provide one-on-one training.

Sponsored by

Cadapult Software Solutions

Carlson Software

Bellingham AutoCAD User Group

Washington Engineering Institute