Archive for Events

Taming the Beast at Autodesk University

Along with so many fabulous ‘don’t miss’ classes at Autodesk university this year, I’ll be delivering one on tips and management strategies of Civil 3D Points.

Check it out here: CI5746 – "Taming the Beast: Everyday Tips and Tricks for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Points"

What I’ll be discussing

Things like:

  • Point display issues
  • Leveraging Point Group capabilities
  • Troubleshooting
  • Survey Database
  • and more…

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AU Class: Part 4

In the continuing saga that is my 2011 AU class, the final part covers surfaces.

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AU Class: Part 1

I’m lucky enough to be teaching another class at Autodesk University this year.  If you’ve never been to AU, I would highly recommend going.  It’s a great place to network and you can learn a lot or a little, it’s really up to you.  Speaking of my class, I think it’s something that people can really use.  Feel free to sign up for it, there is still room.

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New Civil 3D Essentials Book

For those who have been around Civil 3D on blogs or at AU (and many other venues), you may have heard of or taking a class from Eric Chappell. Well, Wiley/Sybex has just released his book – AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Essentials. It is filled with great illustrations (and I am not just talking pictures) and walk-throughs.

I definitely think you will find it is worth the read…

Check it out at Eric’s Blog or you can order it at Amazon.

Decade Old Tools, Century Old Processes

I had the pleasure this past week of venturing up to the Autodesk office in Waltham, Massachusetts to peek at the future through Autodesk’s eyes. The future that they laid out before us at the AEC Media Day looks pretty bright. Paul McRoberts (vice president, infrastructure product line group, Autodesk AEC Solutions Division) stated that “the [Civil 3D] 2012 release offers robust new functionality and enhanced tools for intelligent model-based design, documentation, and collaboration, helping civil engineers to take full advantage of the BIM process.”

I hope that some of you were able to tune into the #ADSKAEC tweets that were happening live during the day. (Are you not a Twitter user yet? There is a wealth of Civil 3D knowledge just bursting at the seams, check out the Civil 3D feed to the right for a taste of the current topics.) One of the overriding themes throughout the event was the cycle of BIM (Building Information Management): Manage –> Plan –> Design –> Build –> Manage…

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