Since I pretty much bare my soul on Civil 3D Rocks, there isn’t much left to tell.Â But here are Five Things You Don’t Know About Dana.
1. NO SOFTDESK FOR YOU!Â
I took one Site Design class at Georgia Tech that used Softdesk.Â I bought a Softdesk manual at Borders, and since I figured I would never design a subdivision again, I kept the receipt and returned the book at the end of the class.Â So wrong on so many levels.
2. NEVER EXPLODE WITHOUT ASKING FIRST
My first few months at Stantec, they asked me to revise some lot numbers from a redline.Â When I went into the drawing, I noticed that ddedit didn’t work on the labels…. So I exploded everything and thought it was weird that the values disappeared all together.Â Oh well, right? So I went through and made all of the redline changes, extended, trimmed and fixed up to match.Â To the naked eye, it looked the same as when I started, plus my redline changes.Â I was pretty happy with myself.Â When the CAD Manager went into the drawing, he had to be held back by a pack of draftsmen to keep from strangling me.Â Apparently, I had destroyed a pretty elaborate attributed block scheme.Â I think they wound up restoring it from the backup tape.
3. DOESN’T ADD UP
I can’t add, subtract, multiply or divide in my head.Â Nor can I make change.
4. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
I lived about two miles from Nick Zeeben when we both lived in Edmonton a few years ago, but I didn’t meet him until October 2004 at Bootcamp in Chicago, and I didn’t really meet him until this Spring.Â I have never lived anywhere near James, Mark, Marc or Jason, but I have met people named James, Mark, Marc and Jason before.Â Freaky.
5. SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
I have never actually learned AutoCAD.Â I have never had a formal class in pure AutoCAD.Â Every once in awhile I learn something mind blowing that I have missed for all these years- like last Winter I discovered FENCE TRIM and I almost had a heart attack.Â You laugh- but guaranteed unless you are Lynn Allen, you are missing something basic and mind blowing, too. 🙂