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Adraft Events:

Adraft Webinar:

Digital Prototyping and Design Validation Webinar

Reduce the Number of physical prototypes and costs while improving productivity.

Learn more about the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping.

Top-performing manufacturing companies now work across departments to virtually design and validate innovative, high-quality products before manufacturing—helping them get to market faster. Autodesk® Product Design Suite, including Autodesk® Inventor® software, can help you as well.

Join us at our webinar to see examples of how companies have benefited from Autodesk Product Design Suite, part of the Autodesk® solution for Digital Prototyping. You'll learn how these top performers:
•Get to market faster with reduced rework and increased design reuse.
•Increase customer satisfaction with improved quality and optimized product performance.
•Reduce manufacturing costs with accurate documentation and product manufacturability.
•Establish an innovative product design process with tools that work across all disciplines.

To View this webinar, click here


Adraft Live events:

2015 Autodesk Launch Events:

Come and see what the 2015 Products have to offer.  See what's new in the 2015 products first hand.  We will have break out sessions for each of the main software platforms.  Come for 1 session or all.  Hope to see you there!


8-9AM                           3D Printing Seminar

9:15-9:45AM                 Digital Prototyping and Design Validation in 2015

9:45-10:30AM               Simulation Overview

10:45-11:30AM             Inventor 2015 What's New

11:45-12:15                   Lunch

12:15-1PM                    AutoCAD 2015 What's New

1:15-2PM                      Data Management What's New


June 4, 2014 in Rochester, Click here to sign up

June 5, 2014 in Buffalo, Click here to sign up

Upcoming Autodesk Seminars:

Autodesk Simulation Event:

Autodesk is hosting technical sessions for Moldflow, CFD (CFdesign), Simulation Mechanical (Algor), Composites (Firehole) and Sim360Pro in 3 weeks, and we would like to extend an invitation to the Simulation User Groups in Victor, NY on May 21 at the Hampton Inn and Suites (7637 New York State Route # 96, Victor).


If you are a user, register below and join us to learn about the 2015 product updates coming this spring

If you manage these tools please forward this to the user community and feel free to attend to see what's new and exciting with Autodesk Simulation

There will be two back to back sessions – please use the links below to register (for one, OR both):

9-1pm Morning session = Fluid Flow, Thermal and Mechanical Analysis (CFD/FEA)

12-1pm  Lunch

12-4pm Afternoon session = Plastics Analysis (Moldflow and DFM)

Reasons to attend include:

  • Meet and interact with local professionals as well as the Autodesk Simulation Technical Staff (with Moldflow, CFdesign / Blue Ridge Numerics and Algor history)
  • Learn about what’s new with the upcoming 2015 software update.  Recent surveys indicated that a significant number of attendees learned something new that immediately impacted their design process and business. 
  • Provide feedback to the Autodesk staff.  85% of the product roadmap comes from you, our customers.

There is no cost – but please help us provide the appropriate amount of food and seating by registering at the links above.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Date:      May 21

Time:     9-12 Autodesk Simulation CFD and Mechanical

              12-1 Lunch

                   1-4 Autodesk Moldflow Event

To Sign up: 

9-1pm Morning session = Fluid Flow, Thermal and Mechanical Analysis (CFD/FEA))

2-4pm Afternoon session = Plastics Analysis (Moldflow and DFM))


Adraft 3D Printing events:

Come find out what's new in 3D Printing at an Adraft 3D Printing event

3DPRINTING 2.0 opens up and extends our reach to new key verticals; and the exponential speed, size and capacity gains we deliver together with advanced performance materials defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.
Attend one of the Adraft seminars and see how our 3DPRINTING 2.0 initiative can help you Manufacture the Future and accelerate your design-to-manufacturing needs. Come and learn:
• Latest developments in ColorJet 3D printing – now in full-color plastic
• Expanded capabilities in MultiJet 3D printing with simultaneous, multi-material composite printing
• Fab-grade performance of the newest SLA 3D printer enabling high volume manufacturing
• Production-grade SLS 3D printing delivering injection molding-like part quality
• Industrial-grade direct metal 3D printing with a large choice of metals and ceramics
• Low cost jewelry and dental 3D printing options
• Multi-material prosumer 3D printers – all for less than $5,000
• How to choose the right 3D printer for any application, from a wide range of technologies and price points

Don’t miss your chance to get an up close and personal view of the latest groundbreaking advancements in 3D printing.

There are 3 events coming up:

Date: May 15, 2014
Time: 6:00-7:00PM (doors open at 5:30 for dinner)
Location: Adraft, 2815 Baird Rd, Fairport

Date: June 4, 2014
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Adraft, 2815 Baird Rd, Fairport

Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Adraft, 8201 Main St, Suite 3, Williamsville
(at this event there will NOT be any 3D Printers, we will have lots of samples)

To Sign up for any of these events:

Adraft will be available before and after the events for discussion and demos


Past Adraft Webinar: 

Autodesk Vault:  Why Go Pro

Autodesk Vault:  See the difference the right PDM solution can make at our free event.

Let Autodesk Vault Professional software manage your data. So, you can focus on your design.

Are you spending too much time keeping track of your design data?  Autodesk® Vault Professional product data management software can help you easily track all your design data, optimize your work process, and securely share your data with the extended organization.

Integration:  Continue to work the way you already do. Just better.

Collaboration: Collaborate across multiple sites.

BOM and Change: Manage change orders and bills of material.

Control: Keep your ideas — every version — safe and secure.

See what you’re missing with Autodesk Vault Professional. Register for our free event and learn what the right PDM solution can do for your business. Attend the Adraft webinar on January 22.


To view this webinar, click here


Autodesk Simulation Webinar: Help predict product performance

Physical Prototypes are costly.  Optimizing designs and eliminating errors before manufacturing helps increase efficiency, productivity and innovation.  The Autodesk Simulation product line, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping provides a broad range of simulation tools that enable designers and engineers to bring product performance knowledge into early stages of the design cycle-helping to improve collaboration, design better and safer products save time and reduce manufacturing costs.

Come to this webinar and explore the different Simulation products and see what is right for you and your company.

To listen to this webinar, click here

Autodesk Vault Webinar: Collaboration and data management software

Autodesk Vault provides an easy-to-use work-in-progress data management integrated with the design applications you use today.


See how Autodesk Vault can help you and your company:

  • Manage Work-In-Progress
  • Organize & Reuse
  • Protect and Secure Engineering files: Autodesk CAD, Word, .jpg, .pdf, etc.

It is easy to use and easy to Administer.  Come to the webinar on December 18th and see more about Autodesk Vault

To Listen to this webinar, click here


Factory Design Suite 2014: 

Top manufacturers adapt to change faster. Discover how.

Factories need to adapt to change constantly to meet demand, reduce costs and improve the quality of products. So, how do some handle change better?


Discover the tools that top manufacturers use to improve the design and development of their production systems.


Top manufacturers:

  • Check existing sites accurately – they use laser scanning to get more accurate representation of ‘as-is’ states
  • Design more efficiently – they move between 2D and 3D modeling to represent designs better and increase workflow efficiency
  • Optimize layouts – they use digital simulation to analyze the flow through the production system and optimize equipment placement
  • Review projects more thoroughly – they create 3D models to improve collaboration with customers and make changes early in the design process
  • Look ahead – they use clash analysis to pre-empt potential issues before installation


Register for the Adraft webinar on October 9th discover one of the many ways you can improve your next factory-change project


To watch this webinar, click here


Adraft Sponsored MUG Meetings:

Keep checking back for our upcoming events.


Previously Recorded Webinars:

What’s new in Inventor 2014

Increase productivity with quicker assembly load times, and the new assembly

command that provides a one-step method of positioning and defining motion for

components. Inventor 2014 offers these, and many more enhancements for new and

veteran users alike!  Attend this webinar to learn more about what’s new inside Inventor 2014. 

For the recording of this webinar, please click here 



What’s new in AutoCAD 2014

Attend the AutoCAD what’s new webinar and learn about some of the features

that have been added in AutoCAD 2014. We will show you Command Line

enhancements, new security features and discuss the file format. We will also

show enhancements to the Arc command, Fillet and Chamfer command, Dimensions,

Text and Attributes.




What’s new in Vault 2014

The 2014 release focuses on providing an improved user experience through

server side and job processor enhancements as well as changes to the add-in

and client functionality to address day-to-day user pain points. Join us to see

how Autodesk Vault 2014: Improved Usability, Enhanced Performance, Increased

Stability, Provides New Extensibility


For a recording of this webinar, click here




AUGI Manufacturing User Group Meetings:


Adraft Seminars:
Keep Checking back for future Seminars!

Autodesk Webcasts:

Keep Checking back for future Autodesk Seminars!


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