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Meet people. Learn stuff.
The concept behind the term synergy is that teamwork will produce an overall better result than if each person was working toward the same goal individually. We can thank R. Buckminster Fuller for helping to make the term popular, and whose name is paid homage in the naming of buckminsterfullerene, aka buckyballs – think Epcot Center in Walt Disney World.

This collaboration is at the core of Synergis. We collaborate with each other to give our customers the best solutions available. And we want you to collaborate with us, with other members of the education community, and with commercial customers because together we can accomplish much more.

How do we do this? By providing the venues to make this possible. User groups, hands-on product test drives, seminars, webcast, and Synergis University. 

See what’s happening near you. Or if you want to participate at your desk, check out our Live Webcasts and Screencasts here.

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Creating 3D Models with Model Builder for Autodesk InfraWorks 360

Finding and utilizing data to create 3D models of as-built conditions has traditionally been time consuming and expensive. Today, there are tools that can help you access and integrate more data into your models than ever before.

Join us for a brief webcast and learn how Model Builder for InfraWorks 360 can help you:
  • Automate model generation for a selected area utilizing free data sources such as the U.S, Department of Agriculture, the U. S. Geological Survey, and OpenStreetMap
  • Eliminate the need to search for free GIS and CAD data to create models
  • Automatically generate a 3D model for anywhere in the United States by simply selecting an area on a map

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014  

Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
 
 
 

Synergis60: Customizing the AutoCAD Ribbon

Join us for our monthly webcast.  This month you will learn how to create your own ribbon (tab) in AutoCAD and populate it with the commands you require for your job.
 
September Topic: Customizing the AutoCAD Ribbon
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
 
 

Lehigh Valley Manufacturers Summit V

Synergis is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this event, hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and their Manufacturing Council: 

The Chamber’s Manufacturing Council in cooperation with the Manufactures Resource Center presents Building the Manufacturing Pipeline – Part II: Making Sure Students are Learning the Right Skills. Registration begins at 4:00 pm with the program from 4:15 pm till 5:15 pm, followed by a Manufacturers Networking Reception till 6:00pm.  If you are a Lehigh Valley manufacturer, or have a stake in the growth and success of manufacturing in the Valley, don’t miss this follow-up event, focused on the questions asked, and requests made at the kickoff event.
 
Setting the Stage:  Executive Director, Manufacturers Resource Center and Member, Governor Corbett’s Advisory Manufacturing Advisory Council, Jack Pfunder.
 
Interactive panel discussion featuring:
  • Improving the Student Pipeline to Manufacturing: Recommendations from the 6/30/14 Study
  • Can More & Better Students Be Directed to Technical Training for Manufacturing?
  • STEM Initiatives in High Schools
  • Legislative Update - Career Bound Tax Credit
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: SteelStacks
     101 Founders Way,
     Bethlehem, PA 18015

Mastering FEA - Free, One Day Class

Today's CAD-embedded and graphical FEA interfaces make generating meshes and getting results easier than it has ever been.  However, intro product training is no substitute for coaching in best-practices to maximize the value of the analysis or tips to avoid common mistakes nearly all new and many experienced users make.
 
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Sands Hotel, Bethlehem, PA
 
 
After this software-independent workshop, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:
• How can I determine if I have over-constrained my model?
• Do my loads really represent real-world behavior?
• Part or Assembly?
• What is the best CAD model to start with? Can I over-simplify?
• When should I use Shells, Beams, Plane Stress or Axisymmetry?
• Is my mesh converged?
• Do I need nonlinear?
• What result quantity is important for my material? My design criteria?
• Can I trust my results?
• Should I consider dynamic effects?
Vince Adams will be presenting the session.  Vince has been a consultant, instructor, and advocate for FEA in product design for over 20 years. He has written 3 books on the subject, including the popular "Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis" as well as numerous articles for Desktop Engineering & Design News magazines. Vince has been an invited speaker and instructor with engagements all over the United States as well as Europe, South Africa & Asia.
 
The class is free, however, seating is limited.  Register now.
 

 

IEC Chesapeake-Maryland Roundtable with Electrical Inspectors

Synergis Engineering Design Solutions will present at the IEC Chesapeake Maryland Roundtable with Electrical Inspectors.

Lunch & Learn meeting with local electrical inspectors. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and hear what issues other contractors and inspectors are seeing on job sites. All local inspectors have been invited. Please mention to inspectors as you see them about the meeting and encourage them to attend.

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: IEC Chesapeake Laurel Training Center, Laurel, MD
To learn more, visit the IEC Chesapeake website here.
 

 

Lehigh Valley BIM Group Meeting

The next Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group meeting will take place September 26, 2014 at Victualic in Easton, PA.  The topic for the meeting is still being finalized.
 
Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Victualic, Easton, PA
 
 
About the Lehigh Valley BIM Group:

Synergis and some of our long-standing customers have come together to help engineering, building, and construction firms in the Lehigh Valley Region to leverage the latest technologies.  We will be holding these BIM sessions throughout the year to provide a learning experience, as well the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow BIM professionals in the design and construction industry.

 
 

Civil Harrisburg User Group Meeting

Join us for our next Civil Harrisburg User Group meeting at our Synergis Training Center in Harrisburg, PA on October 8.  We will have a meal and then discuss Building Information Modeling in infrastructure design, focusing on the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking solution.

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Software is an integrated swept path analysis tool for designers who:

  • Need to analyze vehicle movements in designs
  • Want a tool with a similar feel to AutoCAD
  • Would like a real-time operational analysis to save time and money
After the presentation there will be time to discuss any group questions or challenges in the field.  Please enter any discussion points in the registration so we can make sure to cover yours.
 
Date: October 8, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Training Center
     901 E. Park Drive
     Harrisburg, PA 17111
 

Synergis60: 6 Critical Steps to Implementing Data Management

Data management solutions always look good “on paper”. When it's just a matter of proposals and ROI projections on gleaming white stock, the “abstract” seems perfect. It's only when you go live, and real people get involved that things can get messy. If you don't have a clear, strategic implementation plan in place, who knows what could happen.

You need a plan. And Synergis has a proven plan. During this webcast, you’ll discover...

• Why creating alignment and generating positive buzz are essential to success
• What 6 critical steps must be followed to insure successful implementation
• Which best practices will make you a hero
• The most common pitfalls that impact ROI
 

IEC National Convention & Expo

Synergis Engineering Design Solutions will be speaking, attending and exhibiting at the IEC National Convention & Expo being held in Baltimore, MD from October 22-25, 2014.  The Convention will feature industry experts, educational and networking opportunities every day. 
 
To learn more, visit the IEC Convention & Expo website here.