Happy New Year from The CAD Geek

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image To say 2009 was quite a year would be a profound understatement. Many of you, myself included, endured layoffs, reduced salaries, and all sorts of undesirable things. I’m optimistic this year will be much more prosperous than last year.

Even if 2009 wasn’t the best of years, looking back at the last decade is rather humbling. Ten years ago I was just getting my start in my start in the CAD industry. Then I was a modest entry-level CAD Technician with a small MEP firm. At the time my hourly salary was only about $0.25/hour more than I made as a bagger at a local grocery store. Still, I remember being “that guy” who was eager to learn every tip and trick anyone was willing to share with me.

Little did I know what the next ten years would have in store for me! Now I’m “that guy” people come to for tips and tricks (quite humbling). As I’ve said before, The CAD Geek was actually something I started as a way to simply remember all the cool tips users like you shared with me. When I started it in January 2006, I had no idea that 4 years later my site would have welcomed nearly a half-million visitors.

As we kick off 2010, a big thank you to everyone who has helped me build my career over the last decade. From my CAD teachers in high school, to my bosses, coworkers, and even you the visitors of my blog; each of you have made this past decade a wonderful one for me, and I can’t wait to see what the next one has in store for each of us!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Donnie

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