About The CAD Geek

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Donnie Gladfelter

Senior Manager of Technical Learning and Development at Bowman, Autodesk Expert Elite Member, Speaker, Author, and Geek

Donnie Gladfelter is a highly respected thought leader in the CAD community and an Autodesk Expert Elite member with more than two decades of experience in the AEC industry. He is the author of six Autodesk Official Press books, The CAD Geek Blog (https://thecadgeek.com), and dozens of Autodesk University classes since 2007. As an experienced speaker, Autodesk Certified Instructor for ten years, and an award-winning speaker at Autodesk University, Donnie has presented to audiences of 60,000+ people and trained thousands on Autodesk design technology. Today, Donnie is the senior manager of technical learning and development at Bowman, a multi-faceted professional services firm offering a broad range of infrastructure, environmental management, energy, and real estate solutions to public and private clients nationwide.

Autodesk Certified Professional

Autodesk Certified Professional for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Autodesk Certified Instructor

Autodesk Certified Instructors are globally recognized as technical experts who have mastered the requirements to provide official Autodesk training.

Autodesk University Speaker

Speaker at the world’s largest gathering of Autodesk software users since 2007.

Autodesk Authorized Author

Authorized author of Autodesk Official Training Guides.

Autodesk Mentor

The Autodesk Mentor Program provides a live-chat experience for new users to connect with an industry-recognized expert.

Eagle Scout

The highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.


Below you can find a summary of Donnie’s published works:

AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required
Autodesk Official Training Guide published by Wiley/Sybex

AUGIWorld March 2007

March / April 2007

Linear Quantities Made Quick

May / June 2007

First Look: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008

July / August 2007

Thematic Mapping for Engineers

September / October 2007

Finding the 3D in Map 3D: Surface Visualization

November / December 2007

Google Earth: Now Showing in AutoCAD Civil 3D

January / February 2008

Civil 3D Parcels for the Land Desktop User

November / December 2008

Today and Tomorrow for Civil Engineers

January / February 2009

Civil 3D Data Shortcuts: How to save your RAM and your DWG