Autodesk Software Donation
November 21, 2008
Louisiana Technical College receives Software Donation from Frank’s and Vector Graphics Inc.
Louisiana Technical College has been awarded a software grant, for a total of (50) Licenses of Autodesk Inventor Professional 2009 through the Autodesk “Invest in Education” Program. Area Campuses in Lafayette, New Iberia, Crowley, Abbeville and Opelousas have each received (10) licenses each of Autodesk Inventor Professional Software. This grant was sponsored by Frank’s along with Autodesk and Vector Graphics Inc. The commercial value of the Inventor software provided to Louisiana Technical College exceeds $300,000. In addition, Vector Graphics Inc has donated their time and resources to train the respective campus instructors to get them up to speed on how to use the software and successfully implement the software into their drafting programs.
Autodesk Invest in Education Program
Autodesk® is proud to offer the Invest in Education Program which connects commercial companies with education institutions and their local community. The commercial companies who participate in this program will help foster the next generation of designers, architects and engineers. Frank’s, Mike Webre, participated in this program and chose Louisiana Technical College as the recipient of this grant.
Description of Software awarded in Grant - (50) Licenses of Inventor Professional 2009
AUTODESK INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL 2009 – bundled with AutoCAD/ACAD Mechanical& Mechanical Desktop, Autodesk® Inventor™ software is the foundation for Digital Prototyping, producing an accurate 3D model that validates the form, fit, and function of a design before it is built. The Autodesk Inventor product line provides an integrated set of tools for 3D mechanical design and documentation, creating routed systems, and digitally validating design data to minimize the need for physical prototypes. Inventor lets users reuse valuable DWG™ data to build accurate 3D part models, reducing the risk of inaccurate data translations. Product bundles include AutoCAD® Mechanical for associative 2D and 2D collaborations, and data management software to manager and track all the design components of digital prototype. Inventor Professional 2009 comes bundled with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Vault.
LTC Campus Information: (50 total license, each campus received (10) licenses)
- Acadian Campus – Crowley; Michael Doucet, Drafting and Design Technology Instructor
- Gulf Area Campus – Abbeville; Earl Tanner , Drafting and Design Technology Instructor
- Lafayette Campus; David Landry, Drafting and Design Technology Instructor
- Teche Area Campus - New Iberia; Chris Landry, Drafting and Design Technology Instructor
- T.H. Harris – Opelousas; Nicole Guillory, Drafting and Design Technology Instructor
LTC Grant Sponsor:
2620 SW Evangeline Thruway
Lafayette, LA 70508
Contact: Mike Webre
VP for Frank’s and the Engineering Manager
Scott Arceneaux – Sr. Design Drafter
Frank’s Casing Crew & Rental Tools, a leading provider of equipment and personnel for installing, threading, welding, driving and distributing oilfield tubulars, was established in 1938 by Mr. Frank Mosing as a one-crew casing company operated by he and his wife out of their garage. The company now employs over 2,000 people throughout the U.S. and remains family-owned.
Over the years, Frank’s has grown from a small casing business into a multi-service tubular company that provides superior equipment and well-trained personnel in the fields of safety, pipe and fabrication, riser fabrication, connector technology, hammers, casing and handling tools, cementing equipment, completion installation services, and manufacturing. The company’s in-house engineering and quality assurance teams make certain that its customers receive innovative solutions and revolutionary designs in every product and service offered.
The combined expertise of Frank’s engineering staff, highly qualified welders and on-site manufacturing facility enables the company to lead the industry in the deepwater arena. Frank’s superior welders allow the company to remain in the forefront of riser fabrication, while its manufacturing facility makes it possible to customize deepwater equipment to meet the customer’s installation needs.
Frank’s diverse range of products and services, along with its tremendous deepwater experience, allows it to remain a pacesetter in the ever-evolving oil and gas industry.
Vector Graphics Inc. – Company Info
Vector Graphics Inc. based out of Lafayette, LA, is an authorized Autodesk® Manufacturing Solutions value added reseller for Louisiana and Mississippi. Vector Graphics is a leader in the 2D and 3D Computer Aided and Drafting Design Industry and provides a total CAD Solution for Manufacturing Customers across the Gulf Coast. VGI sells Autodesk Software Products, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor, Vault and Product Stream, along with other CADD related Software and Hardware products.
Vector Graphics has also become the preferred CAD Training provider for many of the local training companies in South Louisiana, due to their extensive knowledge of CAD Software along with real world CAD Implementation experience. VGI also provides Animation Services to a variety of industries, such as Oilfield Equipment Companies, Medical Equipment designers, Dentist showing Dental Procedures and tooling, Accident Reconstruction, etc. 3D Animations and renderings, are have become very popular because it gives companies a cutting edge when marketing their tools and products to their customers. 3D Digital Prototypes help reduce and eliminate costly physical prototypes, and in the end saves companies time and money.
Vector Graphics Inc. was founded by Vaughn Klos in 1992 after graduating from USL in Industrial Technology. Dr. Bill Klos joined Vaughn at VGI, shortly after his retirement from USL as the Head of Electrical Engineering Department, after 25 years of service. Today, Vector Graphics Inc, is a leader in the CAD Industry due to the VGI Team’s continued commitment to provide superior customer service, top notch technical support and cutting edge CAD Solutions to their clients.