Autodesk January 2012
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  Autodesk Newsletter - January 2012 Edition  
  Sales and Inquiries: Chris Kantarzis | Technical Support: Robert Anderson  
  Events and Training  

Alaskan Autodesk Civil & Mapping User Group

The Alaska Autodesk Civil & Mapping User Group (AACMUG) meeting will be Jan. 11th at 7 p.m. at the Surveyors Exchange Training Center. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.

The pre-meeting dinner will be held at Pizza Plaza at 5:30 p.m. 2550 Spenard RD. (907)274-1735

Please RSVP for dinner to Nina

Don't Forget to Register! January 2012 Civil 3D Classes with Robert Gadbaw

The next session of Civil 3D training classes with Robert Gadbaw is open for registration. Register now to secure your spot!

Class Name/ Topic
Dates Available
Intro to Civil 3D
Jan. 30- Feb. 1st
3 Days, 8:30 - 4:30 PM
Grading in Civil 3D
Feb. 2nd
1 Day, 8:30 - 4:30 PM
Piping in Civil 3D
Feb. 3rd
1 Day, 8:30 - 4:30 PM

*All classes will be taught using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

You may register by faxing this form to 907.561.6515.

Revit Architecture and 3ds Max Design Training

The class offerings and schedule is as follows:

Class Name/ Topic
Dates Available
Revit Architecture 2012  Essentials
Feb. 13th -15th
3 Days, 8:00 - 5:00 PM
3ds Max Design 2012
Feb. 16th -17th
2 Days, 8:00 - 5:00 PM

Revit Architecture 2012 – Essentials

See Course Outline Here

Registration Form

3ds Max Design 2012 - Visualization for Architects

See Course Outline Here

Registration Form


AEC BIM Training and Consulting Services:

Surveyors Exchange has partnered with TITAN AEC to bring quality, experienced BIM expertise to the Alaska AEC market. We can train any staff just about anywhere in a team based environment working directly on their project. With TITAN AEC, Surveyors Exchange now offers expertise in the AEC BIM space and can help your firm get a head start understanding all the Design Suites currently offered by Autodesk (including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Revit Arch, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, Navisworks, Ecotect, Design Review, and 3DS Max). 

Please reference the PDF at this linkfor a summary of consulting services, and contact Chris with any questions or to set up training at or 907-561-6501 x 225.  .  


All classes are held at the Surveyors Exchange Training Center, located at 3630 Springer St. For a full 2011 training calendar please visit The Surveyors Exchange is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center.

2012 Training Calendar

Registration Form

  Product Information and Promotions  

Autodesk Amazingly Easy AutoCAD LT
Rebate Promotion - For a limited time! This promotion ends January 13, 2013!

The Autodesk Amazingly Easy AutoCAD LT rebate promotion offers a US$200 mail-in rebate when you upgrade from AutoCAD LT 95-2008 to a new seat of AutoCAD LT 2012, Autodesk Inventor LT 2012 or AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2012, which is comprised of AutoCAD LT and Inventor LT. This offer is limited to a maximum of ten (10) seats total per customer invoice address.

Customer FAQ's

Autodesk Promotions -Offer Expiring soon!

For a limited time, through January 13, 2012, the Amazingly Easy Promotion offers savings of up to 45% off new license MSRP for customers that want to update valid licenses of retired Autodesk® products that were not upgraded prior to the product retirement date.
The offer includes discounts on Get Current Program purchases including Autodesk Design and Creation Suites.
Customers with Subscription Only products may be eligible to participate in the promotional Get Current pricing. Consult your Autodesk Authorized Reseller for pricing and eligibility.

Customer FAQ'S

Subscription Advantage Packs: More Power to You

Autodesk Subscription customers get access to Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs that include the latest Autodesk software technology. Subscription Advantage Packs are now available for download and include new features, specialized functionality, and powerful tools that help extend the capabilities of your Autodesk 2011 software. If you haven't installed your Autodesk 2011 software yet, now is the time to make the transition as Subscription Advantage Packs are compatible only with 2011 releases.

Sign Up for Subscription

Autodesk Subscription gives you the tools you need to work smarter and stay ahead of the competition. And with the new Subscription Advantage Packs, there's never been a better time to sign up.

With Subscription, you benefit from:

  • Software Upgrades Automatically receive new versions of your Autodesk software, and get early access to product enhancements with Subscription Advantage Packs
  • Previous version rights: Move back and forth easily between various Autodesk software versions (up to 3 versions back for most products).
  • Flexible software licensing: Access your Autodesk software from the office or from home.
  • Web support Get answers to your installation, configuration, or troubleshooting questions online direct from Autodesk support.
  • Autodesk Subscription now gives you a greater advantage with Autodesk Cloud. It offers a collection of web-based features, products, and services that can help improve the way you work. Plus, with the Autodesk Cloud documents service, you’ll receive 3GB of cloud-based storage.

To learn more about Autodesk Subscription, contact Chris at 907-561-6501 x225 or

* Subscription Advantage Packs cannot be accessed from within all 2011 software products. Products that do not provide in-product access to Subscription Advantage Packs include Autodesk Navisworks Simulate, Autodesk Navisworks Manage, Autodesk Navisworks Review, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk Showcase Professional. Access to Subscription Advantage Packs also depends on permissions set and controlled by your organization's Autodesk Contract Manager. ** All Subscription benefits may not be available for all software programs or in all locations. *** Flexible licensing terms, including previous version and home use rights, are subject to certain conditions.

Style Creation for AutoCAD Civil 3D

Many clients have put off implementing AutoCAD Civil 3D because they don't feel the program outputs the way they need it to. The outputs are all controlled with Styles. Civil 3D ships with some standard sets of styles but these styles aren't always what a client wants. Surveyors Exchange Co., in conjunction with Robert Gadbaw, is offering for a limited time to create a set of Styles for your company for $5600. The turnaround time for these styles is typically 2 to 3 days. If you have any staff members attending our upcoming Civil 3D training this would be a perfect time for them to use their own set of styles during the class.

If company chooses for us to do their styles we need the following.

  • 2 sets of digital plans. These plans will be used to create similar looking styles. They must include existing and proposed examples of alignments, surfaces, profiles, pipes, etc.
  • A layering standard if the company currently has one. If no layering standard currently in place the National CAD Standard will be used.

Increase your speed and power without sacrificing flexibility. Deliver building, transportation, and environmental engineering projects faster and more economically. Design, visualize, and simulate manufacturing ideas on screen with no need for a physical prototype. It's all possible with Autodesk 2011 software. Learn more at the Autodesk Seize the Opportunity Virtual Event. Attendance is free. The Autodesk Seize the Opportunity Virtual Event came to desktops across the United States and Canada on April 19th. Due to its popularity, Autodesk has archived the event for you to enjoy. The event includes webcast sessions, an exhibit hall where you can stop by booths and learn more about Autodesk 2011 software solutions.

If interested please contact Chris at 561-6501 x225 or


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