Category: General

Happy New Year from The CAD Geek

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

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AUGI Board of Directors Election

If you attended the AUGI Annual Meeting Wednesday evening at Autodesk University, you learned AUGI has an exciting year ahead of it.  Perhaps the most exciting announcement was the return of AUGI CAD Camps.  More details should be out soon, however you can read the AUGI

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Lynn Allen in Richmond, VA this Thursday

For those of you in or around the Richmond, VA area, the Richmond AutoCAD Manifest (local user group), has quite a treat in store for you! Lynn Allen, the lady behind those tips & tricks booklets you love so much, will present “Getting the Most out

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Job Hunting Tips From The CAD Geek

Today was my first day as the Technical Product Manager for Education Reseller, Ronald A. Williams. Moving from a private engineering practice to a reseller, I certainly have a lot to learn, but I figure we can discuss that another day. Instead, I thought it would

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AutoCAD Exchange – Ask the Expert Series

If you haven’t heard about the AutoCAD Exchange, you’re sure missing out on an awesome community designed specifically for users like you.  Launched in March of this year, the site is packed with all sorts of resources like tips & tricks, videos on how to use

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Using MindManager for CAD/BIM Documentation

My sincere apologies to the faithful followers of The CAD Geek Blog.  As you probably gathered from my last post (way back on May 30th), I have been focusing just about all of my energy on finding a new job.  Thankfully it seems all of that

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The CAD Geek is seeking employment

After spending nearly 6 years with some of the most talented engineers I know, this past Wednesday was my last day at Timmons Group in Richmond, VA. In my role as Design Systems Specialist (Assistant CAD Manager), I had the privilege of supporting more than 200

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Autodesk Pricing – Could a survey COST you $500?

Earlier today, I came across a rather interesting blog post by an anonymous author titled “Autodesk does NOT want you to know this…” The post claims Autodesk employs a variable pricing model that if you are not careful could cost you $500. According to the post,

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New from 3Dconnexion – The SpacePilot PRO

Just over a week ago 3Dconnexion, subsidiary of Logitech, announced what is sure to be another incredibly popular 3D navigation device – the SpacePilot PRO. This latest version introduces a number of incredibly cool but more importantly useful features like the LCD workflow assistant, and increased

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Great offers for the Unemployed

Regardless of how you get your news, the reports over the last week have been especially depressing. 651,000 jobs were shed in February alone, or 15 jobs per minute, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.1%; the highest since 1983. Sadly neither my company, nor my family

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Special Thanks

  With my 3-week vacation over, this week has been all about returning to reality.  As with almost any vacation, this week has mostly been about getting caught up on everything I missed while on vacation.  Thankfully it seems many of my coworkers took some vacation

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Using MindManager to Track and Document Civil 3D Styles

Back in May I made a post titled “Some Nifty Tools” where I mentioned a very handy tool from Mindjet called MindManager.  Since then the tool has become an absolutely indispensible part of my daily workflow.  The power of all mind mapping software, MindManager included, is

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