Monday, April 6, 2009

Free Engineering GIS Software for Unemployed

Autodesk, Inc recently announced a new program called the Autodesk Assistance Program. According to Steve Blum, Senior Vice President America's Sales for Autodesk, the program is designed to help the unemployed advance their career during this challenging job market.

Among other things, the program offers:

  • Free software
  • Free online training
One of the software packages offered by Autodesk through this program is AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Recall that in some of my previous
posts, I discussed the need for Engineering GIS. Well, built on top of AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D is a true engineering GIS platform and complies with all five Engineering GIS requirements, namely:
  • Data throughout the lifecycle
  • Native data access
  • Engineering design tools
  • Geospatial tools
  • Accurate renderings
If you are currently unemployed and interested in investing some of your time to retain existing skills or get the new Engineering GIS skills you need, check out the details of this program here or be sure to tell a friend in need.


Ted McGlade said...

its comforting in the current economy to know that our technology leader is willing to stand by the people that use it's software ... kudos to Autodesk

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