Important Bellingham AutoCAD User Group potluck and meeting announcements

Latest update on this week’s BAUG potluck/meeting

Thanks to BAUG’s sponsors, we will be announcing special offers regarding free Autodesk software, for qualified members, and discounts for Autodesk related books. Join us for food, fun, tour of ADI and free stuff!

What: Potluck/barbecue and meeting
Please R.S.V.P. to Bob Morse bmorse@baug.com and indicate how many are attending and what food you plan to bring.

When: 6:00 pm, Note new starting time
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Where: Applied Digital Imaging
1803 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
ph Rob Takemura at 360-671-9465
www.applieddi.com

Agenda: 6:00 to 7:00 Potluck.

7:00 to 8:30 Help BAUG plan the new season, meet our sponsors, get the latest Autodesk information from the Autodesk resellers, network with your peers, and tour Applied Digital Imaging’s facility.

For additional BAUG news visit www.baug.com

Bellingham AutoCAD User Group sponsored class in Skagit County

BAUG is proud to sponsor the Skagit County Civil 3d Fundamentals Class

Where: Skagit County Public Works is hosting the Civil 3D Fundamentals Camp in Mount Vernon.

When: The camp runs (2) nights a week for four weeks starting on 9/9/09 from 6-9PM.

Course description:

This class is a practical hands-on mobile CAD Lab experience. Students will work through a basic road design project from beginning to end using Civil 3D, showing many different methods of using Civil 3D to accomplish certain tasks and solve problems along the way. The class covers the basics of basemap preparation, preliminary layout, survey plan, surfaces generation, horizontal alignments, profiles, corridor modeling, and grading.

Cost: The Camp seating capacity is is limited to 11and the costs is $395 plus textbook.

Contact information:

Dave Bren
Dakota Creek CAD & GIS, PO Box 483, Custer WA 98240
dakotacreek@startouch.net
(360) 739-1428

BAUG sponsored AutoCAD Civil 3D Level 1 Training

The Bellingham AutoCAD User Group is proud to sponsor the AutoCAD Civil 3D Level 1 class to be conducted at Bellingham Technical College this Fall quarter. The course information is as follows:

Item 7405 ENGR 205, AutoCAD Civil 3D Level 1

Start Date: September 22, to December 1

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Building J, Room J6A

Fee: $350.25

Instructor: David Bren

Contact Hours: 60, 18.18%FTEF based on 330

Course Description:

This course is a practical hands-on civil/survey CAD Lab experience. Students will work through a basic road design project from beginning to end using Civil 3D, showing many different methods of using Civil 3D to accomplish certain tasks and solve problems along the way. The course covers the basics of basemap preparation, preliminary layout, survey plan, surfaces generation, horizontal alignments, profiles, corridor modeling, and grading. Students are encouraged to continue their learning with the Level 2 course. Prerequisite: Civil industry background with AutoCAD skills or instructor permission.

Course General Parameters:

• Typically (1) one hour classic lecture with the balance of time conducted as a hands-on
instructor driven lab to exercise the course materials each night.
• Textbook – Digging Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009- Level 1 Training by Rick Ellis of Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc.
• Course prerequisites: AutoCAD experience and Civil Background. This course is for new
and starting users of Civil 3D. This course is not for moderate or advanced Civil 3D
users.
• If the course goes well, a Civil 3D – Level 2 course may be offered as a follow up.

Contact Bellingham Technical College to register at www.btc.ctc.edu/

BAUG Civil-Survey Night with PPI

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and Surveying Equipment Night presented by The PPI Group

When: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Where: Haskell Building, Room 108
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Directions: www.btc.ctc.edu/Welcome/CampusDirectory.html

Agenda: 7:00 to 7:45 Weather permitting, The PPI Group will give us an outside demo of the latest electronic survey equipment. See how survey information is actually gathered for downloading into Civil 3D.

7:45 to 8:00 Break with refreshments and treats.

8:00 to 8:45 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 software demo. Survey information will be imported into Civil 3D. See the new Civil 3D 2010 features.

This months sponsor is The PPI Group (www.theppigroup.com).

For more information visit www.baug.com

Upcoming BAUG supported event

Join IMAGINiT Technologies at the Autodesk® Imagine Tour where you will learn how you can leverage Autodesk software to turn your aspirations into awe-inspiring articulation.

Use Autodesk software, to explore your ideas in the virtual world before anything is ever created in the real world-saving you time and money, and opening up a whole new world of innovation.

Who Should Attend?

Architects
CAD Managers
Civil Engineers
Educators
Electrical Engineers
Geospatial Data Manager
Mapping & GIS Professionals
Government Agencies
Instrument Engineers
IT Managers
Mechanical Designers

VISIT THE IMAGINIT TECHNOLOGIES BOOTH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

These events are scheduled from 7:00am – 3:30pm at the following location:

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1

7:00am – 8:00am
Registration

7:00am – 8:30am
Autodesk Expo and Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 10:30am
Autodesk Industry Sessions

10:30am – 11:00am
Autodesk Expo and Break

11:00am – 12:30pm
Autodesk Industry Sessions

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Autodesk Industry Sessions, including AutoCAD Tips and Tricks

For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.autodesk.com/liveimaginit