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Forum Session Schedule and Descriptions

Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday

 

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aSa Studio aSa.Studio
iRebar iRebar 
Go Rebar  Go Rebar
Go Rebar  Microsoft Business Central
Go Rebar  ADDA Construct
Reinforcing Session Reinforcing
CAD Session CAD - 2D and 3D Detailing
Business Session Business Systems
Hands On Hands On
Lecture Lecture
Demo Demo
Discussion Discussion

 

Tuesday, March 21

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:50 AM

 

SETTING UP BUSINESS PARTNERS, JOBS & PRODUCTS

Build a foundation for success. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll set up customers, jobs, and inventory products using aSa.Studio tools. You’ll become familiar with the menu, lookups, grids, and other screen components used throughout Studio modules.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionBusiness SessionCAD Session Hands On

 

 

Tuesday 10:10 AM - Noon

ORDER ENTRY WORKSHOP: CREATE BAR LISTS & GENERATE SALES ORDERS

Create your own orders in aSa.Studio. Practice entering bars, mesh, and other material; organize and edit your takeoff lines; and generate reports. Next, you’ll experience first-hand how easy it is to apply pricing to your material, then create quotes and sales orders.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionBusiness Session Hands On

 

 

WHAT'S NEW IN PROSTRUCTURES

Bentley ProStructures Connect is the CAD foundation for all of your 3D models and 2D drawings. See what’s new in this powerful platform. We'll cover new features as well as enhancements to current tools.

  • aSa Drawing Utilities
  • Embedding PDFs of RFIs into the drawing file
  • Bentley's PDF converter
  • Reporting options
  • Cells - Parametric and Variable

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CAD Session Lecture  

 

 

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:50

GET MORE FROM YOUR DETAILING TOOLS: PART I

Experience CAD tools for aSa.Studio. Bar Input has been redesigned, and you'll get to see and use the new features, including our new Data Grid. We'll take a look at job and drawing setup and bar mark changes, too. Additionally, you'll detail with the 2D Column tool, then compare the process to 3D Column in Part II.

CAD Session Hands On

 

 

ORDER ENTRY TOOLS & TIME-SAVERS

Go beyond the basics and discover the power of aSa.Studio Order Entry. We will cover Varying Bar and Linear detailing tools; master orders; splitting and copying orders; Shape Designer; Tie Designer; and much more!

aSa StudioReinforcing Session  Lecture

 

 

Tuesday 3:10 - 5:00 PM

GET MORE FROM YOUR DETAILING TOOLS: PART II

The second part of Get More from Your Detail Tools shifts the focus to 3D and shared tools. You will:

  • Finish the 2D Column drawing you started in Part I
  • Recreate the same columns using 3D ProRebar tools (see how much time you can save!)
  • Complete takeoffs on both the 2D and 3D drawings
  • View Production information in 2D and 3D drawings

CAD Session Hands On

 

 

GET TO KNOW GO REBAR & FIELD PLACING

Wouldn’t it be great if your customers could quickly and accurately order steel online? Our web-based order entry system, Go Rebar, is exactly the solution you need. You’ll learn how easy it is to create and send orders with Go Rebar. The second half of the session covers aSa.Studio Field Placing, which tracks hours worked and material installed throughout the project lifecycle. If you provide installation services, you won’t want to miss it!

aSa Studio Go Rebar Reinforcing Session  Lecture

 

Wednesday, March 22

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:50 AM

 

aSa.STUDIO ESTIMATING WORKSHOP

Dive right in and start creating estimates in this exciting hands-on session. You’ll become familiar with the module’s interface, learn how to organize your takeoff lines using a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), practice entering and editing material, and much more.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionHands On

 

aSa & ADDA BIM

If your team has money and training invested in AutoCAD, we have a solution for you! aSa is the North American representative for ADDA Construct, a 3D BIM software package that runs as an add-on to AutoCAD. See ADDA in action and learn how ADDA takeoff connects to your aSa.Studio downstream operations.

Go Rebar CAD Session Lecture Demo

 

aSa.STUDIO GL & BUSINESS CENTRAL ACCOUNTING

Accounts Receivable tasks are handled by core aSa.Studio modules, but you still need a solution to post to your ledger and handle back-end accounting activities. Our recommended package for AP and GL is Microsoft Dynamics Business Central. In this session, you’ll get a tour of Business Central (BC). You’ll also learn how to set up your chart of accounts in aSa.Studio, so it can connect to BC — or whatever accounting package you choose.

aSa StudioGo Rebar Business Session Lecture Demo

 

 

Wednesday 10:10 AM - Noon

 

SCHEDULING, LOAD BUILDING & SHIPPING TICKET

Failing to plan is planning to fail. In this session, we’ll dive into three tools that help you make efficient and effective plans for fabricating and delivering material to your customers:

  • Scheduling – assign fabrication and delivery dates, set up material routing, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Load Building – plan your trailer loads and delivery stops, split orders across shipments, and automatically create shipping documentation.
  • Shipping Ticket – learn about all the ways you can generate clean, professional shipping ticket documents.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionBusiness SessionHands On

 

CAD CUSTOMIZATIONS & WORKSPACE TOOLS

In this session, we are going to demonstrate multiple ways to customize aSa CAD features and Workspace to make each detailer more productive and more efficient.

  • Item Types & Text Favorites
  • New Title Block Cell
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Customizing Ribbons
  • Miscellaneous Product Cells

CAD Session Lecture 

 

 

UNDERSTANDING STUDIO FINANCIALS’ PRICING HIERARCHY

aSa.Studio offers many ways for you to develop pricing for your orders and invoices. In this session, we’ll break down all the options and explain how to customize pricing based on your preferences and business practices.

aSa StudioBusiness Session Lecture

 

 

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:50 PM

 

WORKING WITH PROCESSING & OPTIMIZATION

In this hands-on session, you’ll work with aSa.Studio Processing to:

  • Create fabrication schedules
  • Apply options and instantly see updated cutting results
  • Generate tags
  • Assign machines and material routes

You’ll also see how the aSa Opto-Shear console automates your shearline and paces cutting operations to help you reach new levels of productivity.

aSa StudioReinforcing Session Hands On

 

 

LOOK TO THE FUTURE: WHAT’S NEXT WITH aSa CAD

During this session, we will be looking at some exciting new enhancements and features, including a redesigned and reintroduced Slab tool and improvements to Opening. We'll also cover:

  • Tie Manager
  • Job Explorer
  • Graphic Bar Input
  • ProRebar Beam Macro Import Export Tool

CAD Session Lecture Discussion

 

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS & REPORTS

A huge benefit of aSa.Studio Financials is the ability to see where you stand with every project. In this session, you’ll learn how to develop the bid value, convert an estimate to a job, create change orders, and generate the reports you need for insight into your contracts.

aSa StudioBusiness Session Lecture

 

 

Wednesday 3:10 - 5:00 PM

 

HOW TO CREATE INVOICES AND RECEIVE PAYMENTS

Get real experience with day-to-day AR activities. Practice creating your own invoices and recording a batch of payments. This session also teaches you how to set up and manage progress billings. Additionally, see how Invoice and Cash modules integrate with upstream and downstream aSa.Studio processes.

aSa StudioBusiness SessionHands On

 

 

iREBAR: JOBSITE INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

See first-hand how the iRebar mobile app lets fabricators, builders, and others see 2D drawings and 3D models from any viewpoint, query a tag for heat information, drill down for fabrication history, and more. Enhancements specifically for placers include the ability to scan a tag and see, on the 3D model, exactly where it is to be placed. Additionally, field crews can now update placed, inspected, and poured status information in iRebar.

aSa StudioiRebarReinforcing Session CAD Session Lecture

 

 

TRACKING MODULES BOOTCAMP

This class walks you through the key steps in the lifecycle of fabricated reinforcing. See how barcode scans automate machinery, track fabrication status, validate trailer loading, and more. The session also covers special scenarios:

  • Assemblies – Pre-assembled items, such as pre-tied cages.
  • Master Groups – Bags, pallets, and other custom packaging.

aSa StudioReinforcing Session Lecture

 

 
Thursday, March 23

Thursday 8:00 - 9:50 AM

 

HANDS-ON PANEL PROJECT

Experience just how simple and easy it is to detail panel projects with ProRebar. You will go through the entire process, from setting up the seed file, to automating the 2D drawing creation, converting a CAD file to a model, reinforcing the model, and finally creating a PDF of the placing plans.

CAD Session Hands On

 

 

ALL ABOUT INVENTORY

Tracking on-hand inventory, managing heat data, and knowing the value of your material in storage can be almost impossible without the right tools. Fortunately, aSa has the right tools for you! In this class, you’ll learn about Inventory Tracking and Inventory Management. You’ll see how we designed operations and financials modules to work together for a 360-degree view of your inventory.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionBusiness Session Lecture

 

 

Thursday 10:10 AM - Noon

 

CREATING 2D PLACING PLANS FROM YOUR 3D MODEL

We’ll show you just what it takes to make the migration from a 2D to a 3D modeling solution. Starting with an existing BIM model, we’ll walk through the process of creating 2D placing plans from scratch. You’ll build on the knowledge you gained in previous sessions and see how 3D tools can help you speed up your detailing process.

CAD Session Hands On

 

 

ON THE HORIZON: aSa.STUDIO Q&A

First, we’ll take a brief look at some of the features planned for future releases of aSa.Studio. Next, we open the floor to your questions, comments, and suggestions. Representatives from each of aSa’s departments will be on-hand to answer your questions and discuss the ways in which current and future software tools can work harder for your organization.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionCAD SessionBusiness Session Discussion

 

Thursday 1:00 - 2:50 PM

 

POWERFUL INSIGHT: DASHBOARDS & REPORTS

Get the big picture! In the forum’s final session, we’ll show you how to create your own custom dashboards in aSa.Studio. You'll learn how easy it is to set up and manage tables, rebar cards, charts, graphs, and more, so you always have real-time business analytics at a glance.

aSa StudioReinforcing SessionBusiness SessionHands On

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