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Packing for AU

Autodesk University 2010 starts next Tuesday (Monday for some events). This week is spent for many of us just figuring out how much we can get in carry-ons and to make sure that we haven’t forgotten anything since this is the EVENT OF THE YEAR.

For me, a required read each year in prepping for AU is Dana’s old ‘AU Packing List’ post from 2007. For those who have never read it you can find it here.

I look forward to AU mainly to meet new/old faces and really get to know those in the community. I am teaching a class but also will be assisting with a few others. Look forward to seeing you there.

If you can’t make it, drop me an email at joshua.modglin AT and the first few who correctly can name the software that InMotion has will receive AU Virtual Premium Passes.

AU 2010 Class – Sneak Peek!

It has been a long time waiting but once you see the LARGE list of classes being offered you will know why.

Get a sneak peek at the class list for AU 2010 at or go straight to the PDF

AU Class Catalog

AU Virtual Class Catalog


Figure out which classes you would like to take before registration begins in September.

Hope to see you there.

Fry Your Brain with SITEOPS® (Repeat)

(Yes, I’m repeating this post. There’s another seminar tomorrow, register here.)

One of my favorite feelings is when I can watch a demo and feel my jaw drop. Civil 3D the first time, iPhoto with Face matching, Sketchbook on the iPhone. The past few years, I’ve always made a point to visit SITEOPS crew at AU. I saw some of their stuff a few years back, and it was neat, but felt a bit of a one-trick pony. This year? I got my jaw dropped. We had a few minutes to chat, and I am just blown away by how much this stuff has improved in the current releas

So, want to enjoy a good smile and watch how design should be done? They’re hosting a webinar on Wednesday to discuss how their clients use SITEOPS in the site design process for schools, but I think you’ll see quickly how your company could use this. There’s a 10 minute demo here and check out the full webinar. Be sure to bring a napkin for the drool.


James, AU, and Autodesk

I know, I’m a little late getting up some sort of post-AU review post. What can I say, I’m actually busy. I got to see and visit with a fair number of you while I was there, and my class on handling floodplains in Civil 3D went better than I expected. I took the Civil 3D Professional exam, and really enjoyed AU without booth duty. I had a few questions before, during and since AU regarding what I’m up to these days so I wanted to clear a little bit of confusion.

Raider Consulting, LLC that runs and maintains is my personal consulting company. I do training, implementation, and support for companies all over on an as needed basis–a  gunslinger for hire.

Many of you saw me working in the Autodesk AEC Lounge at AU and have seen me post on the Discussion Groups using an address, and wondered when that had happened. Right now, I’m working with Nick, Dana (Judge, not that crazy Probert chick,) and the rest of the QA team as a contractor to make Civil 3D a better product, so you’ll see me occasionally ask for data or information using that address. I think Nick takes real pleasure in being my boss of sorts.

To that end, I’m cutting back on some of my posts here, and I’m hoping my co-bloggers will step up some. I don’t want to be in a conflict with the obvious NDAs I’m working under, so you’ll see very few hard core posts from me over the next few months. I hope you’ll enjoy the posts from Mark, Matt, Kevin, Rick, Joshua and the rest of the team, or perhaps you’ll add your own voice to the mix. Drop me an e-mail if you want to get involved. wedding@ this domain.

Hope this clears up some confusion, and thanks for being part of the

Oh, and thanks Shaan for the picture.

AU Postings

While the rest of the gang will hopefully be posting good, lengthy, technically detailed stuff this week, I’ll be working mostly through Twitter to upload pics, quick tips, give away books, etc. Take a follow over at