http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.89Change: 0.04
R/$ = 12.69Change: -0.03
Au 1086.80 $/ozChange: -8.38
Pt 962.00 $/ozChange: -20.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 03, 2012

Company to host third user conference in 2012

Back
Construction|Engineering|Autodesk|Consulting|Design|Projects|The CAD Corporation|Manufacturing|Multidisciplinary Software Applications|Product|Products|Service|Services|Solutions|Ware Applications|Yearly Software Release|Consulting Engineers|Leon Smalberger|CAD
Construction|Engineering|Autodesk|Consulting|Design|Projects||Manufacturing|Products|Service|Services|Solutions||Consulting Engineers||
construction|engineering|autodesk|consulting-company|design|projects|the-cad-corporation|manufacturing|multidisciplinary-software-applications|product|products|service|services|solutions|ware-applications|yearly-software-release|consulting-engineers|leon-smalberger|cad-technology
© Reuse this S



oftware solutions com- pany The CAD Corpor-ation plans to use its yearly user conference on August 3 to prove to current and prospective users that it is a holistic Autodesk software and services solutions provider, says MD Leon Smalberger.

He points out that the theme of this year’s conference is Communicate, Collaborate and Coordinate, which reflects the company’s aim to show users how to use all the Autodesk products in a complementary way.

“The CAD Corporation started three years ago and we have held the Autodesk conference since our inception,” the corporation states.

While the conference is usually held in line with Autodesk’s yearly software release, the company decided to postpone this year’s conference to a later date so that it is more of a general- user conference and not a version-specific one.

The initial purpose of the conference was to ensure that users were made aware of what Autodesk had changed in its major releases, but this year the corporation moved the focus to educating users in making the most of their Autodesk soft- ware applications and investment.

In addition, the conference will also inform users of new products and how to use existing software and multidisciplinary software applications in collaboration with each other, Smalberger explains.

This will also be the first conference where The CAD Corpor-ation will allow keynote speakers and exhibitors to join the conference, he states.

“We have many service providers that complement our offerings and we decided to allow them access to our users. “These exhibitors were spe- cifically chosen by us and exhibition space is not open to the public.”

Existing Autodesk users, as well as prospective users, can attend the conference, which will be of value to anyone interested in using the corporation’s products, says Smalberger.

“This conference will be an informative day where attendees will be able to make a product decision based on the whole picture,” he adds.

This year’s conference will comprise two sessions. The morning session will consist of a main stage presentation where The CAD Corporation’s cus- tomers who were involved in the company’s projects during the last year will share their experiences with conference attendees.

The session will also be coupled with a round-table discussion, which will give the audience an opportunity to ask the speakers about the chal- lenges and successes of Autodesk’s software, says Smalberger.

During the afternoon session, The CAD Corporation will share product details with attendees and hold product demonstrations.

Smalberger adds that last year’s conference was fairly small and split up into different days on which each hosted a different discipline. It was attended by about 60 people a day.

“The highlight of the 2011 conference for us was the feedback we received from the attendees and the interest shown in the conference,” says Smalberger.

He stresses that this year’s Autodesk user conference will be the biggest the company has ever held and should hit the 250-user mark, which is doubling every year.

The

CAD Corporation’s users are typically architects, consulting engineers, construction companies and product manu- facturers who do actual design work from concept to construction.

“We have software solutions for every engineering discipline, from civil and structural to plant design, architecture and manufacturing.

“Our software is working software, and people, especially designers or engineers, tend to spend most of their day working on these programs,” says Smalberger.

This conference will provide Autodesk users with an opportunity to keep abreast of what The CAD Corporation’s Autodesk software can do for their businesses, he concludes.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Consulting Engineers News
MEZZANINE FLOOR Super Mezzanine floors comprise iron beams for vertical and horizontal support, as well as galvanised steel grating
Steel mezzanine structures, manufactured by Linbro Park-based storage solutions company Pandae, are assisting automotive dealerships with easy-to-install additional parking space that will not result in downtime during construction.
MITIGATING MANIPULATION The Construction Industry Development Board Act will empower small-scale and emerging contractors
Emerging contractors in the construction industry will soon stand to benefit from increased protection provided by a new amendment to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Act, which was proposed by the Department of Public Works, says Johannesburg-based...
COMPLEX BUILDS Large infrastructure projects have the largest negative impact, owing to significant complexities of the projects
The escalating costs of many large infrastructure projects could be mitigated by adopting a simpler approach to root out the causes of cost overruns, preventing them from impacting negatively on the project, says large infrastructure claims and contract...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 5 hours ago The Department of Labour (DoL) will on Tuesday start hosting a series of national public hearings to review the farming and forestry sectors’ minimum wages and conditions of employment as prescribed in Sectoral Determination (SD) 13. The department explained in a...
Updated 6 hours ago The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Monday announced that it was “eager” to “reinitiate” the licensing process for the assignment of the high-demand spectrum. Icasa, which was responsible for the allocation of spectrum to broadcasting...
Updated 6 hours ago Lien Visage, a community development worker at Donkerbos, near Rietfontein, has won the Witzenberg regional of the 2015 Farmworker of the Year competition, an initiative celebrating excellence in the Western Cape’s agricultural sector. “South Africa has earned a...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Daimler truck test engineer Dirk Stranz pushes one button, and then retracts his hands from the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. “And now the truck is driving itself.”
The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector, BANKSETA, was investing R68-million in the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), announced Bankseta company secretary Caroline King at a media event in...
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96