Monday, October 25, 2010

Autodesk Certification

If you have ever thought about being getting certification on Autodesk products here is your chance to do it for free!  They will be in Salt Lake for this event on November 4th check out the links and information below.  I'd be there if I was in town!

Open the Doors to Certification – It’s Free!

AUGI is letting you know about an upcoming series of events that could invigorate your career.

Autodesk is excited to announce the first ever, 8 city, Autodesk® Certification Roadshow.

Autodesk Certification products include: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit Architecture, 3DS Max Design with a special focus on Autodesk Inventor. As you know, Autodesk certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility for you and your employer. Certification is one step that is critical to personal, professional, and company-wide success.

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Event Details

Southern Polytechnic State University
October 26, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
Continuing Education
1395 South Marietta Parkway
Bldg 200 Ste 234
Marietta, GA 30067

Pratt Institute
October 28, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
School of Professional Studies
144 West 14th St. Room 509
New York, NY 10011-7300

Moraine Valley Community College
November 2, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Salt Lake Community College
November 4, 2010
9:00am – 4:00 pm
CAD Applications Training Center
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070

British Columbia Institute of Technology
November 8, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3H6, Canada

San Francisco State University
November 10, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
Downtown Center
835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103-1901

Austin Community College
November 11, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
CAD Learning Center RM3213
11928 Stonehollow Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Honolulu Community College
November 19, 2010
9:00am – 4:00 pm
Drafting and Technology Department
874 Dillingham Boul
Honolulu, HI 96817

Autodesk Open Doors

Make sure to visit so you can download your test roadmap prior to attending our event.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Next user group meeting next Tuesday, July13th.

We just want to let you know about the Civil 3D  user group meeting next week.  Here is information about that meeting:


Tuesday, July 13th


 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


CLC Associates at 420 East South Temple, Suite 550, in Salt Lake City


1. Shawn Herring from ProSoft will do a presentation on the Storm and Sanitary Stand Alone
2. We will have a discussion about templates.  What do you include in templates? What do you leave out?  What works and what doesn’t work? Bring your ideas and your questions for the group.

Cost:                Still free

If you have any questions please contact Wendy Miller at

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wanted: Senior Civil Designer

Someone just let me know about a contract job that is available.  Here is the information.  You'll probably want to act fast!

Senior Civil Designer.

Required skills:

- Proficiency with AutoCAD and AutoCAD desktop design software with 3D Civil Design.

- Experience with land development design, with an emphasis in Mining/Heavy Industrial, mass earthwork, roadway, railroad, site grading, buried utilities and storm water design.

Bonus skills:

- Mass Earthwork and Stormwater design software.

- This position will start as a 3 month+ contract, but there is a longer-term possibility.

For fast consideration please email your resume to

any questions please call Ed at 801- 208-3700

Monday, May 17, 2010

Next meeting July 13th

As a reminder our next meeting will be held on July 13th.  Put it on your calender and plan to attend.  Thanks to all who attended our last meeting last Thursday.  We talked about new features in Civil 3D 2011 and discussed issues that our members wanted to discuss.  Thanks to all who participated!

Friday, May 7, 2010

MAP and Civil working together

Yesterday I attended the Seize the Opportunity - ProSoft PowerLaunch 2011, and was throughly impressed by the What the Hell are these Map tools doing in Civil 3D, presentation given by AutoDesk employee Peter Southwood. One of the tips he gave was to connect to images instead of inserting them into the drawing. no only does this reduce the overall drawing file size it saves system resources also. I was unable to find any posted online by Peter, but I did find an AU OnLine article that details the image connect and much more. So take a look and see if it works for you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Next user group meeting Thursday, May 13th

Hey everyone the next User Group meeting is Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 PM.  It will be held at CLC Associates at 420 East South Temple, Suite 550, in Salt Lake City.  We will be talking about what's new in 2011 and anything else that you might want to talk about.  Tell your friends and we hope to see you there.

Monday, March 8, 2010

No User Group Meeting this week

Sorry.  I've not had the time to put anything together for this week.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I got a call from a recruiter the other day and he has a couple of jobs.  If you or anyone you know needs a job give him a call:

Sales Engineer 
Local Salt Lake Company looking for a Sales Engineer
Candidate should have a Engineering background perferably in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
Sales experience is a must
May require some travel in the local area
For fast consideration please email your resume to any questions please call Ed at 801-208-3700

Mechanical Designer
Looking for a designer with AutoCAD 3D experience 
Projects are related to mining minerals, slurry, aggregates and caustics.  
Focus on Piping systems, conveyors, material handling equipment, etc.
5+ Years experience
Must know AutoCad 3D, experience in Bentley, is a desired bonus skill.
Must have experience in 3D pipe routing, layout and ISO drawings
This is for a 3-6 month Contract
For fast consideration please email your resume to any questions please call Ed at 801-208-3700

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Civil v. Civil3D

It looks like those of you who saved a few bucks and went with the "scaled down" AutoCAD Civil product may have been on the correct path. According to Civil3dPedia Autodesk Announced yesterday they would be discontinueing the AutoCAD Civil product, and those on Subscription would be recieving AutoCAD Civil3D for the remainder of their subscription contracts.

It will be interesting to what will happen when it comes time to renew subscription contracts for those companies with both products.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shane's question about intersections

Wendy here...Shane from the Forest Service asked me a question about a problem he was having with intersections. He was getting an error message. I did a little video for him about doing an intersection on his project. This video is mostly for Shane to view but it might be interesting to others so that they can see how an intersection goes together.

Go on over to to see the video:

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Civil 3D Coordinate Conversions

I came across a post from that references an article dealing with coordinate conversions an Civil 3D. The article was originally written by Edward-James Surveying, Inc. for 2008 but has been recently updated for 2010. If any of you have struggled with this option in Civil 3D as much as I have then you should enjoy the article. And please if you are struggling with this please let AutoDesk know so they will make fixing this a priority.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Next meeting March 10th

We had about 10 people at our meeting last night including our dedicated members from Evanston Wyoming and Shaan Hurley from Autodesk. It's always nice to have Shaan at our meetings, I know he is super busy but if he is in town he always shows up. If you haven't up to now you should check out his blog here: He has a lot of good stuff about Autodesk, AutoCAD and just geeky stuff in general. He also has information about other user groups in Utah. He mentioned that the Revit User Group was getting fired up again and there is also an Inventer User Group getting organized.

We had some discussions mostly about corridors and solving problems that people were having with them. I'm not sure we solved a lot but at least we talked about possible solutions.

Our next meeting is planned for March 10th so mark it on your calendar and plan to attend. The location will be the same.

Thanks go out to CLC Associates for allowing us to have the meeting at their offices and also to Michelle Rasmussen, Leland Jensen and all the folks at IMAGINiT for being a sponsor of our group!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Next user group meeting Tuesday, January 12th.

We just want to let you know about the Civil 3D user group meeting next week. Here is information about that meeting:

Date: Tuesday, January 12th

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: CLC Associates at 420 East South Temple, Suite 550, in Salt Lake City – This is the same location that we had the last user group meeting but may be a new location to some of you. Enter from 4th East into the garage entrance that is closest to South Temple. Take the elevator to the 5th floor and CLC will be right in front of you as you get off the elevator.

Topics: We will have a presentation about Civil 3D and a general discussion where you can discuss Civil 3D with your peers.

Cost: Still free

Food: Yes, sandwiches or pizza or some such.

We hope to see you there!