Join CADD Microsystems for their February Tech Tour

Kicking off the first of many TechTour events my company hosts each year, CADD Microsystems is excited to return to the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC on February 15, 2012 to share a one day learning experience with our customers. For those who have never had the opportunity to join CADD Microsystems for one of their TechTour …

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Using MindManager 2012 at Autodesk University 2011

Autodesk University has long been the unequaled destination to learn from some of the top presenters in the industry today. While such presentations are still a mainstay of the conference, Autodesk introduced a revolutionary new type of presentation to the roster several years ago. The folks at Autodesk like to call this special subset of …

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Join me at the [acronym] Magazine Public Sector CAD Awards

In my position at CADD Microsystems I get to work with a large number of public sector (government) customers who use Autodesk software. It’s always a treat to chat with people from the public sector, as the types of design challenges they’re often forced to solve are so far out-of-the-box that you can’t help but …

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Upcoming Events with The CAD Geek

We’re already a full month into the New Year, and I certainly hope 2011 is off to a wonderful start for you and your company! Personally, I’m very excited to make my first of many public presentations for 2011 next week. The first will be an exciting event discussing AutoCAD for Mac at the Bethesda …

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The CAD Geek Celebrates 5 Years

I’m excited to announce that this month The CAD Geek Blog reached a milestone – its 5th anniversary! The fifth anniversary date was actually January 17, 2011 (last Monday), but like these past five years, the date flew by rather quickly as I continue to author the update to my current book AutoCAD 2011: No …

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The CAD Geek Joins CADD Microsystems

I’m incredibly excited to announce I’ve joined Autodesk’s 2010 Reseller of the Year – CADD Microsystems (CMI). In my new position with CMI, I’ll primarily focus on serving AEC clients; sharing the potential of AEC solutions from Autodesk, providing training and helping firms apply all this cool technology in a way that actually enhances (not hinders) …

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Autodesk Dorm Design Contest

Getting ready to go off to college (or know someone who is)? Autodesk is taking its free Autodesk Homestyler product that’s simple enough to use, even students from [insert name of college that (in your certainly unbiased opinion) have the dumbest students] can figure it out to the dorms. Just yesterday the Autodesk Dorm Design …

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A First Look at Mindjet MindManager 9

mm9-logo Several years ago I stumbled upon this concept of “mind mapping”. Frankly I really didn’t see the point of mind mapping when I first discovered it. After all it reminded me of those brainstorming maps my English teacher made me create in the 3rd grade. Not exactly the type of thing you expect someone in a business setting to create. Nonetheless, I started using it for managing simple tasks, which compounded into more complex tasks, and before I knew it I was mapping everything from major business projects to my packing list for vacation.

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