We invite you to join us in either Albuquerque, Phoenix, or Tucson for this complimentary event. CADsoft’s technical team will be presenting on “what’s new” in Autodesk 2018 products. Among the products being featured will be AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, and much more!

Lynn AllenLynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist, will be kicking off each session, in all cities, with her informative, and always entertaining, style!



Dates & Locations:

  • June 13th – Albuquerque – Albuquerque Marriot Hotel
  • June 14th – Phoenix – Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel, Tempe
  • June 15th – Tucson – New location: Skyline Country Club


8:00 — 8:15 — Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:15 — 9:15 — AutoCAD 2018 Tips and Tricks presentation by Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist will take you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. You will discover some of the lesser known AutoCAD features and newer 2018 features that will help remove the tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.

9:15 — 10:30 — What’s New in Autodesk 2018 Infrastructure Solutions

Rob Bigelow, CADsoft Infrastructure Solutions Engineer, covers, the new features in the 2018 versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks, and Vehicle Tracking. Learn how to visualize in InfraWorks and detail your design with Civil 3D. And, if you have not had a chance to see Vehicle Tracking, you are in for a treat. See how to quickly design parking lots, roundabouts, and more. 

10:30 — Break

10:45 — 11:15 — GIS and CAD Integration

Rob Bigelow, CADsoft Infrastructure Solutions Engineer will be discussing how to integrate Civil 3D with GIS data, create grid-to-ground coordinate system workflows, use Bing imagery as backgrounds, and export your drawing to Google Earth.

10:45 — 11:15 — (Albuquerque only) New Mexico DOT Update

Special presentation delivered by a representative of NMDOT for our Albuquerque customers. If your company works with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, it is critical you attend to learn about the new standards and templates that NMDOT is currently planning and implementing this summer.

11:15 — 11:45 — UAV Scanning

Justin DeVore, CADsoft Technical Specialist, will share how drones can be used for the design, planning, management, and inspection stages of infrastructure projects. Combine aerial imagery with traditional surveying methods to get the best of the BIM and GIS worlds and inspect infrastructure with precision. Learn about our training programs to fly your own drone and become FAA certified.

1:00- 1:15 — Refreshments and Welcome

1:15 — 2:15 — Embracing the Cloud and BIM Connectivity presentation by Lynn Allen

Cloud technology is everywhere we turn – but what does it really mean to you? Lynn will clear up any misconceptions you might have about the Cloud and how the latest Autodesk Cloud offerings are certain to improve your design experience. The Cloud opens the door to everything from real-time collaboration and reality capture to endless design iterations, energy analysis and speedy renderings – you just need to walk through that door! Join us for this eye-opening session and experience the possibilities.

2:15 — 3:15 — What’s New in Autodesk 2018 Building & Construction Solutions

Emily Clark, CADsoft Building Solutions Engineer, will demonstrate and discuss the new features in Revit 2018. She will show how you can utilize the collaborative power and connectivity of Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team. Learn all about Autodesk’s new Revit Live! Create immersive visualizations of Revit models in one click. 

3:15 — Break

3:30 — 4:30 — What’s New in BIM 360

Preston Long, CADsoft Construction Solutions Engineer, will share how the BIM 360 solutions from Autodesk are designed for the entire construction workflow. Learn how BIM 360 Docs, a purpose-built document management solution, helps construction project teams ensure they are building from the most current version of documents and plans. Next, learn how BIM 360 Glue performs multi-disciplinary collaboration and coordination review cycles faster, while making construction layout tasks more efficient. Lastly, learn how BIM 360 Field for 2D and 3D environments combines mobile technologies at the construction site with cloud-based collaboration and reporting.

4:30 — 5:00 — Scanning to BIM

Hear how CADsoft has been applying terrestrial and laser scanning across various customer projects to support their efforts to move quickly from survey to design. See examples of how we capture site data and demonstrate the value of real-time imagery and point cloud data. See examples of interiors and panoramic views of construction sites for applications such as as-builts, project monitoring, marketing presentations, tenant improvements, and more.