Upcoming Bellingham AutoCAD User Group sponsored training and events

BAUG is proud to support the following upcoming training courses and events conducted by our major sponsors:

Bellingham Technical College www.btc.ctc.edu/

Cadapult Software www.cadapult-software.com/

Ideate Training: www.ideateinc.com/educate/index.html

Events: http://ideatesolutions.blogspot.com/

IMAGINiT Technologies www.rand.com/imaginit/1/training/training.htm


PACIFICAD www.pacificad.com/


Robert McNeel and Associates www.en.na.mcneel.com/

The PPI Group www.theppigroup.com/

Washington Engineering Institute

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, www.cadapult-software.com, 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.

Chester Rose

For those of you that don’t follow the news, a previous board member and longtime member of BAUG, Chester Rose, was killed Tuesday, September 2nd in his home by a mentally disturbed individual on a killing spree.

Most of us remember Chet as an outgoing person always eager to learn about something new, even if he couldn’t apply it the next day.
He was also BAUG’s Official Heckler, always in the front row with the laughing jab and a quick smile.

Rest in peace my friend. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

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?

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


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

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

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