September 24, 2014

Autodesk University is at Mandalay Bay this year in Las Vegas, NV on December 2 through 4. If you have been to AU before, you know that it is a powerful event that helps you become more productive and efficient in designing. However, some additional benefits include:

  • Learning the latest industry trends
  • Over 650 training classes available (many are hands-on labs too)
  • Free certification testing
  • Connect with your peers and our team to discuss opportunities for growth
  • Network and meet like-minded people at industry-specific events

A Tailored Experience:

Need help deciding which of the 650 classes are appropriate for you? Autodesk has provided some guidance with a Tailored Experience. By choosing one of these industry tracks, Autodesk will automatically fill in key sessions for about half of the conference so you won’t miss them. You can of course choose different sessions, but this will give you a starting point.
The Tailored Experiences include the following industries:

Synergis Presents:

We have three Synergites speaking this year at AU. Jim Swain and Todd Schmoock are veteran presenters at AU and James Johnson, from Synergis Software will also be leading a session this year. Sign up for one of their sessions:

SM5852-L – Simulation CFD for Newbies

Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Jim Swain, Project Manager for Manufacturing Solutions
Jim will present this hands-on lab session for engineers and designers who are beginning to embrace simulation and want to learn more. Objectives for this course:

  • Learn how to bring Inventor software models into Simulation CFD software
  • Learn how to set up a simple analysis
  • Learn how to run the analysis
  • Investigate results and compare different design scenarios
MD5446 – Modifying the Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical Environment

Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Todd Schmoock, Solutions Engineer
Tired of clicking through the same paths several times a day just to get to default directories? Do you want to help yourself and others store files in the proper directories? This class is for you. Learn to:

  • Modify the WD.ENV environment file
  • Modify the WD_M block
  • Establish default paths
  • Create custom templates
SD5201 – Globalizing and Localizing .NET Applications for AutoCAD

Thursday, December 4, 8:00 am to 9:30 am
James Johnson, Synergis Software Application Developer
Globalization is designing and developing applications for users in multiple cultures and Localization is the process of customizing data and resources for specific cultures for applications. In this class, we talk about and demonstrate building an AutoCAD® plugin that is localized for multiple cultures. Learn how to:

  • Create an application that supports localized interfaces and regional data for multiple cultures
  • Use culture specific settings (in .NET, the CultureInfo class represents a particular culture or region)
  • Create resource files for localization string values and other resources
  • Localize an applications user interface and Windows Forms

Register for AU Now: Discount until October 19

Registration is open for AU 2014 and if you register before October 19, you save $500. Now is the time to sign up at the Autodesk University website or you can purchase your passes through Synergis by contacting us ( or 800.836.5440). Make sure you pick Synergis as your reseller to be invited to our special customer event in Vegas!
Don’t forget to visit us at booth 229. We’ll see you there!