Blue Sky University 2016 in Pictures

Blue Sky would like to thank all of the attendees and sponsors for helping us put together another successful Blue Sky University! We couldn't have done it without you!

Download the BSU 2016 presentations here.

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Congratulations to our 2016 certified and re-certified Skyline and Lightning users!

Blue Sky University 2016 Early Bird Registration

Blue Sky University Early Bird Registration is open!  BSU is the most affordable industry event in the world, and is even cheaper if you register by April 15th.  Register online here or call us at the office (281-980-9494).

This year we will be back at the Sugar Creek Country Club, since it was such a great venue.  You can expect even more great leadership talks, new technology unveils and presentations from your peers.  This is THE pipeline event of the year.  Don't miss it.

I'd like to give a big 'Thank You!' to the Pipeline Leadership Council for having such a large presence and influence at BSU.  Your experience and mentorship make this event one of a kind, and it is greatly appreciated by all.

-Jacob Ramirez

Blue Sky University Spring 2015 Certification

DEVELOPING LEADERS IN PIPELINE 

Blue Sky University is an event for education and leadership development for the pipeline industry.  This is an intensive three day series of workshops, labs and lectures led by established industry experts designed to push you and your group to the next level.  Please mark your calendar with the dates below:

 

May 27th-29th 2015

Sugar Creek Country Club

420 Sugar Creek Boulevard

Sugar Land, TX 77478 

Contact us now for pricing!

 

Call for White Papers!

This year, BSD is offering you the opportunity to present at BSU!  This is a unique opportunity to share your industry experience or new technology with your peers.  If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please send us a white paper.  Each submission should include your proposed presentation title, speaker name and title as well as a 250 word abstract.  Please submit prior to April 1st, 2015. 

Want the Opportunity to Highlight Your Group?

BSD will also offer the opportunity to exhibit at BSU.  Space is limited, so please contact ashleyv@blueskydev.com as soon as possible for additional information and to reserve your spot! 

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SKYLINE CERTIFICATION

Skyline Certification is an invitation only course.  This course will lift the hood on Skyline and explain the inner workings of the database.  Students will learn to push and pull data, generate reports and master sheet generation in a hands-on collaborative lab environment.

Certification is full.  Request to be on the waiting list.

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LIGHTNING CERTIFICATION

Lightning Certification is an invitation only course.  This is an advanced sheet generation course that digs deep into the Lightning database.  Students will learn the hierarchy of the database, manipulate data in a hands-on lab, and create complex alignment sheets.

Certification is full.  Request to be on the waiting list.

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Great job team!  We'll do it again next year!

March Newsletter

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LIGHTNING ENTERPRISE HAS RELEASED!

Enterprise alignment sheet generation is now available on the ArcGIS platform.  LIGHTNING Enterprise utilizes SQL Server and a file GDB to quickly and efficiently manage and report on data for all of your projects.  LIGHTNING Enterprise gives you greater control and security over your data!

For more information, please contact our sales staff at sales@blueskydev.com.

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LIGHTNING PERMIT HAS RELEASED!

LIGHTNING Permit is an all new extension that automates permit generation quickly and cleanly. Utilizing LIGHTNING'S

legendary user-friendly design and state-of-the-art optimization, the Permit extension creates pristine drawings that require virtually no editing.

-Save time and manpower
-Reduces duplication of effort
-Build on existing projects
-Extended profile control
-Profile customization
-User-friendly interface similar to LIGHTNING
-Integrates with Template Wizard
-Automatic Station Entry and Exit Calculations
-Labels Lat Longs, Properties, ROW, and more

Click here to view demo video.

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NEW IN SKYLINE

-Enhanced Scanning of Crossings
-Added Update Pathing to Symbols
-Added Delete all capability to Symbols
-Moved Ownership and Environmental with Map Object to  Project Utilities
-Adjusted 2D/3D template creation

Click here to go to our Skyline webpage.

February Newsletter

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LIGHTNING Enterprise now available

For the first time ever fast, easy, enterprise-level alignment sheet generation is available for ArcGIS.  LIGHTNING Enterprise utilizes the power of SQL Server and a file GDB to quickly and efficiently manage and report on data for all of your lines.  LIGHTNING's legendary easy workflow now applies to enterprise data, making collaboration and data management for your pipelines easier than ever.

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Upcoming Training and Events

Open Skyline Training February 25-27  More details

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Open Lightning Training March 4-5 More details

Open Database Training April 16-17 More details

ESRI Petroleum GIS Conference April 23-25 More details

ESRI International User Conference July 14-18 More details

November Newsletter

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Skyline Certification in Conjunction with 

AU Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

BSD will be hosting a Skyline Certification class on December 4th and 5th! Please let us know if you will be in Las Vegas during the week of Autodesk University, we would love to see you!!!

Please RSVP to Stephanie McMath at Stephaniem@blueskydev.com

 
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What: BSD SOCIAL!!!

Where: RHUMBAR at the Mirage

Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 Please RSVP to Stephanie McMath at stephaniem@blueskydev.com 

 
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BSD Client Christmas Party!

Come join us for some great industry conversation and jolly merry making! Spouses welcome!

What: BSD Annual Client Christmas Party!!!

When: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: The Loon Room at the Flying Saucer,

Sugar Land Town Square

Please RSVP to Stephanie McMath at Stephaniem@blueskydev.com 

 
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New in Lightning!

-Multiple alignments per route

-Faster sheet generation

-Soil data in profile with polygon symbols

-Display depth of cover with polygon symbols

-Routes no longer require measure values

-Work in ArcMap while Lightning is open

-Edit Tiles while Lightning is open

-Equation Stationing

-Slope Stationing

-Invert Y axis on profile (integrity)

-Scan elevation data from a DEM

-Easier to move projects between Lightning and Skyline

 
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New in Skyline!

-Customizable Surfaces

-Surface Features from Xings

-Whitespace management for the Material band

-Whitespace optimization for the Material band

-Improved Import DDF function

 

Open Skyline Training

Tuesday - Thursday

December 17 - 19, 2013

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

BSD Consulting Office

Sugar Land, Texas

October Newsletter

BSD Consulting will be exhibiting at the GITA Conference in Houston, Texas October 28, 29 & 30, 2013 Booth 205 - Stop by and see us!   

BSD Consulting will be exhibiting at the GITA Conference in Houston, Texas

October 28, 29 & 30, 2013

Booth 205 - Stop by and see us! 

 

Skyline Certification &  Re-Certification in  Las Vegas, Nevada SKYLINE CERT & RE-CERT BSD Consulting is going to be hosting a Skyline Certification class and a Re-Certification class in Vegas during Autodesk University. The Skyline Certification  and Re-Certification class will be held Wednesday & Thursday, December 4 & 5, 2013. To RSVP for the Cert or Re-Cert class, please contact Ryan Crowson at ryanc@blueskydev.com

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Re-Certification in 

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SKYLINE CERT & RE-CERT

BSD Consulting is going to be hosting a Skyline Certification class and a Re-Certification class in Vegas during Autodesk University.

The Skyline Certification  and Re-Certification class will be held Wednesday & Thursday, December 4 & 5, 2013.


To RSVP for the Cert or Re-Cert class, please contact Ryan Crowson at

ryanc@blueskydev.com

HIRING: BSD Consulting is looking for someone with survey and mapping experience to join our training and support team. For more information please contact Jacob Ramirez atjacob@blueskydev.com

HIRING: BSD Consulting is looking for someone with survey and mapping experience to join our training and support team. For more information please contact Jacob Ramirez atjacob@blueskydev.com

Open Skyline Training

Oct. 22-24

Open Database Training 

Oct. 31- Nov. 1 (FULL)

Open Lightning Training

Nov. 6 & 7

 

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Coming in the next Skyline update:

  • Customizable Surfaces
  • Manually edit a surface and import those points into the database. This is ideal for road and water crossings.
  • Create surfaces from crossings.
  • Scan crossings and generate a surface automatically.

 

Coming in the next Lightning update: You can work in ArcMap while Lightning Dialog is open, and add/remove layers from the Table of Contents. You can create multiple alignments for the same route. Routes do not have to be M-aware anymore. Equation Stationing had been added. Slope Stationing has been added (requires Z-aware route). Equation + Slope Stationing at the same time (requires Z-aware route). Completely reading and writing to the database, which allows for faster generation of sheets, as well as making it easier to move from Lightning to Skyline/AlignDB, and vice versa. New method of selecting your alignment and creating new alignments. Ability to detail the text that is displayed on your sheets by editing the data in Access. Edit Tiles while Lightning dialog is open, eliminating the need to close and re-open the dialog to edit tiles.

Coming in the next Lightning update:

  • You can work in ArcMap while Lightning Dialog is open, and add/remove layers from the Table of Contents.
  • You can create multiple alignments for the same route.
  • Routes do not have to be M-aware anymore.
  • Equation Stationing had been added.
  • Slope Stationing has been added (requires Z-aware route).
  • Equation + Slope Stationing at the same time (requires Z-aware route).
  • Completely reading and writing to the database, which allows for faster generation of sheets, as well as making it easier to move from Lightning to Skyline/AlignDB, and vice versa.
  • New method of selecting your alignment and creating new alignments.
  • Ability to detail the text that is displayed on your sheets by editing the data in Access.
  • Edit Tiles while Lightning dialog is open, eliminating the need to close and re-open the dialog to edit tiles.

Get Lightning Certified on July 10!

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BSD will be hosting our first Lightning Certification next month! For your convenience, certification will coincide with the ESRI User Conference. Space is limited so please contact us for additional information if you are interested.


LocationHard Rock Hotel, San Diego, California

(Across the street from the San Diego Convention Center)

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


To Reserve Your Spot in Certification: 

Contact Ryan Crowson at ryanc@blueskydev.com