It’s Finally Over

Well, Autodesk Bootcamp is finally over, and I felt like I’ve spent time with a drill sergeant yelling at me and running me to death. Classes here start at 8 and end at 5:30. That’s a long, long day. However, I’ve learned a lot, met a lot of very interesting people, reunited with some old friends, and had some incredible Texas food and drink.

Today, we learned about pipes, and some of the new functionality. How would you folks like a pipe interference checker? Well, it’s here now. How about new rules? Yep, got ’em. How about customizable part sizes? It was in 2006, but undocumented, but PARTBUILDER is out of the closet, so to speak.

We also learned about new roadway design functionality. New corridor styles, graphically editing regions and sections, and one thing that I love more than anything else. Yes, it’s the small victories that make me smile – NO MORE “SET LOGICAL NAMES.” That made no sense to my customers. Now, it’s been changed to Set Targets. Much more common-sense.

Lastly, we learned about new drafting and productivity tips. Note labels? Very nice, and easy to create. And hey – they MASK, too. Reference notes, sweet. Notes that reference MULTIPLE objects. As Matt Murphy would say, that’s “Wicked Awesome” (or is it “wicked cool?”)

The remaining people at our company (those that don’t fly until tomorrow) had a nice authentic Mexican dinner at a place called Javier’s. Very good food, and the best margarita I’ve had in a while. We’ll be sleeping in tomorrow (for a change), then flying back to Birmingham. I’ve got exactly 2 weeks to prepare for our month of Autodesk 2007 Product Rollout Seminars. If you work in the Southeast, we’re likely coming to a town near you. Check here for our schedule, and to sign up.

Take care!

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