Monday, June 30, 2014

Worst Blogger Ever!!

Back in April, I went to San Francisco for an Autodesk sponsored Blogger Day. I got to spend a couple of days with 

And my only friend named Vladimir.....Vladimir Michl

I never posted any pictures... until now. Here they are folks.
 Vladimir, Robin, me, and Shaan on the ferry

 Shaan at the orange door
Luciana Klein enters the porthole



 This is Lynn Allen's back, see the close up of her coffee cup below.
Lynn rhymes with Ken

AUGI Annual Salary Survey

Salary Survey



Melanie Perry is one of the nicest most genuine people you will ever meet, and she needs our help. 

Please click the Salary Survey link above so Melanie can put together the best darn dissertation on that data anyone has ever thought possible. I look forward to the results every year, but we need you to take the survey first.

So Chop, Chop people. Stop reading this and get busy.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Top 15 Cool Things about AutoCAD 2015

Here is my top 15 Cool Things about AutoCAD 2015 in no particular order....
  1. Pin drawings to the start page
  2. Block galleries
  3. + Layout tab with overflow stack
  4. Lasso Select
  5. Natural order layer sort
  6. Cap lock and shift
  7. Badges on cursors
  8. Dimensions that don't snap to dimensions
  9. Fillet plines
  10. Print map data and keep it static
  11. Point cloud cropping
  12. Where's my tool?
  13. Design feed - note to self
  14. Performance reports
  15. Command Preview
Get ready for 15 posts on where I will tell you why each of these are awesome!

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Version of AutoCAD

The web is buzzing about the new versions of Autodesk software, and I have to admit that I am very excited myself. My biggest excitement at the moment is hanging with a great group of fellow Bloggers in San Francisco as we prepare for the official launch.

Thanks to Lynn Allen for picking up the dinner tab and making sure nobody got left out.

Thanks to Shaan Hurley for the best advice of the evening. "Don't Google "meat turtle".

Melanie Perry for being the kindest person ever.

Robin Capper for giving us the inside scoop on The IT Crowd.

Robert Green for getting me to the restaurant.

and R.K. McSwain, Curt Moreno, John Evans, Paul Munford, Vladimir Michl, and Luciana Klein for sharing a great meal and drinks.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Instantly Like It. Autodesk Instant

Today Autodesk launched Instant in North America.

Instant allows connected teams and co workers communicate and exchange messages, photos, video, and location. 


Colleagues can initiate conversations with anyone in their address book, or any other colleague who has verified their email with the app.

Autodesk seems to be continually exploring ways to increase collaboration among distributed workforces. So, can many professional industry customers who need improved mobile project-based collaboration benefiting from this tool? I think it pulls things together that already exist and puts them into a single place. Getting people to gravitate to it is the trick. having everything I need in a single location, that might just do the trick. 

Autodesk Instant should also benefit business by providing a cheaper alternative to SMS; and corporate administration controls and integration access to web tools will be added in future versions of the app.

Search for it on the App store and Google play.


It will also benefit you to have a not ancient mobile device. Since it relies on cutting edge technology, older devices may not support it.

I am jumping on board, come on and find me.