April 16, 2012
Think Computing – Mobile, Social and Cloud
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Advance Steel is specifically designed for steel professionals who require an easy-to-use 3D structural steel detailing software for automating drawing production. Developed and promoted by GRAITEC, Advance Steel reached a unique 52% growth in licenses sold in 2011 compared to 2010.

Deltek, Inc. announced that Washington SmartCEO magazine named Deltek’s CFO Michael Corkery as a 2012 SmartCXO award winner in the CFO category. Winners were recognized at last night’s Washington SmartCEO SmartCXO Awards, held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park, MD. More than 400 DC-area C-level executives and guests attended to celebrate their achievements.

New Products

 Trimble announced  its Trimble Field Fitting Input App for the Apple iPad, providing contractors the ability to rapidly collect accurate sheet metal dimension information in the field and then share with the fabrication shop for output.

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Events
Date: March 15 - July 11, 2012
Place: USA

This workshop will provide you with skills and tools to manage an effective business development program. Discover how to lead ALL of your employees to focus on client satisfaction and generate profitable business for your firm.
Date: March 27 - November 23, 2012
Place: Level 8 & 9

1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

To meet these educational needs the SBRC, with support from the NSW Government, is offering professional development short courses for professional engineers and other interested participants.  Each short course is designed to be delivered over two days, with a significant component dedicated to hands-on, interactive, or discussion based activities.  Each short course is offered on a stand-alone basis, while also remaining complimentary to the overall programme.
Date: April 13, 2012
Place: New York, NY USA

During its Spring Think Tank on April 13 in New York, the SMPS Foundation will explore the roles of management and marketing in the A/E/C industry and how their relationship impacts the firm’s profitability and success. Senior-level marketers and their CEOs/COOs/principals are encouraged to participate together in this senior-level learning experience. Attendees will benefit from interactions with panelists and fellow attendees, hearing case studies, and networking.

Time: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Date: April 15 - 18, 2012
Place: TX USA

When it comes to 3D imaging, the pace of change is swift. Blink and the tools morph, worfkflows evolve, new applications emerge. It's hard to keep up with it all. Yet to be successful- to use the technology to drive efficiency, boost productivity, increase safety and mitigate project risk- it's essential. SPAR International can help.
Date: April 16 - 19, 2012
Place: 1551 W Prien Lake Rd

Lake Charles, LA 70605 USA
Attend this FREE seminar to learn how SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics can help you upgrade your work processes for process systems, control systems, and electrical distribution systems.
• Half-day Seminar for Engineering Contractors: Increasing productivity and design quality
• Joint Lunch: Networking
• Half-day Seminar for Plant Owners: Lowering operational risk




Date: April 17, 2012
Place: 1350 Avenue of the Americas

Ground Floor, New York, NY 10019 USA
When: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday April 17, 2012 
Where: Dolby 88 Screening Room
1350 Avenue of the Americas, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10019
Presented by Lynn Allen, Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist
AutoCAD® 2013 is here – and here is your chance to check out the new features first hand! Join Microsol Resources and renowned Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, Lynn Allen as she takes you through a tour of the latest features and puts you on the road to instant productivity!
Explore your design ideas with the powerful new features of AutoCAD® 2013 software. Connect with Autodesk® Cloud, share your designs with your social world, and work more productively with model documentation enhancements. And with AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange, it’s easier than ever to customize your AutoCAD experience.
You will learn more about the new Autodesk Suites, Autodesk 360, cloud computing, cool mobile applications, and how this comprehensive set of tools is changing the way the AEC industry designs and communicates ideas. See all the latest new features of AutoCAD 2013 including:
- Section and Details View
- Strike-Thru Text
- Autodesk Cloud Connectivity
- Customization and Support File Sync
- Social Media Sharing
- AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange
- Context Sensitive PressPull
- Inventor File Import
- Surface Curve Extraction
- Modern User Interaction
- Property Edit Preview
- Simplified Migration to AutoCAD 2013
Knowing Lynn, she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the release you are using.
Register at:
Date: April 18, 2012
Place: Ten Avenue of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA
When: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Wednesday April 18, 2012 
Where: The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Presented by Lynn Allen, Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist
AutoCAD® 2013 is here – and here is your chance to check out the new features first hand! Join Microsol Resources and renowned Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, Lynn Allen as she takes you through a tour of the latest features and puts you on the road to instant productivity!
Explore your design ideas with the powerful new features of AutoCAD® 2013 software. Connect with Autodesk® Cloud, share your designs with your social world, and work more productively with model documentation enhancements. And with AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange, it’s easier than ever to customize your AutoCAD experience.
You will learn more about the new Autodesk Suites, Autodesk 360, cloud computing, cool mobile applications, and how this comprehensive set of tools is changing the way the AEC industry designs and communicates ideas. See all the latest new features of AutoCAD 2013 including:
- Section and Details View
- Strike-Thru Text
- Autodesk Cloud Connectivity
- Customization and Support File Sync
- Social Media Sharing
- AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange
- Context Sensitive PressPull
- Inventor File Import
- Surface Curve Extraction
- Modern User Interaction
- Property Edit Preview
- Simplified Migration to AutoCAD 2013
Knowing Lynn, she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the release you are using.
Register at:
Date: April 29 - May 3, 2012
Place: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 USA

The International CAD Consortium (ICC) is a non-profit organization comprised of leaders working in the field of public safety to implement technological solutions for emergency response organizations (police force, fire department, 911, etc.). ICC members come from municipalities, emergency services or a regional corporation and they are namely responsible for providing emergency call dispatching systems, communication infrastructures, geomatics solutions and for managing communication centers as well as all other activities directly related to the routing of emergency workers to emergency
response sites.
Date: May 1, 2012
Place: Cincinnati, OH USA

CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Council and the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group

will join together to produce a unique two-day program that will explore emerging best practices on

addressing the critical issues facing members of the simulation and analysis community.

The events will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 1 and 2, 2012.

For more information on these events
   
Date: May 2 - 3, 2012
Place: NY USA

BuildingsNY provides small/mid-sized building owners and managers with the products & services they require to make decisions, make deals, issue RFPs and ultimately save money. Building Owners/Managers will have the opportunity to source products & services they need for all phases of their buildings' lifecycle.


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