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 sponsored AutoCAD Civil 3D Training

Entry Level Civil 3D Camp

Description:
This camp 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 course covers the basics of basemap preparation, preliminary layout, survey plan, surfaces generation, horizontal alignments, profiles, corridor modeling, and grading.

Location: 1350 Slater Road, Suite 9, Ferndale, WA 98248

Time:
The Camp is scheduled to run on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM from 8/3 to 8/26. This provides a total of (8) evening workshops to cover a (8) chapter textbook.

Cost and Capacity:
The Camp is limited to (10) students and costs $395 + textbook, if you need one.

Contact:
Dave Bren, Instructor
360-739-1428
dakotacreek@startouch.net

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

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.