Category: General

MindManager 8 Released

Back in May I happened to mention Mindjet’s MindManager product in a post titled Some Nifty Tools.  Back then I was relatively new to the product, but it has quickly become an indispensible part of my daily workflow.  These days I use MindManager for everything from

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Microsoft Natural Language Search, pptPlex, & Email Prioritizer

First let me start by offering my congratulatory birthday wishes to the “Between The Lines” blog by Shaan Hurley.  Seeing that most blogs die within a matter of months, reaching the 5-year mark is a monumental achievement. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.  Since switching

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Back from Vacation w/ Some Interesting Posts

You’ve probably noticed things have been rather quiet for the last couple weeks here at The CAD Geek. My reason for the silence is simple – vacation. This year I returned once again to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and had a most wonderful time.

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Engineered Efficiency offers Unlimited Live Training

While I personally thought Autodesk would announce next (not this) release would be the final release of Land Desktop, the announcement itself really comes as no surprise. Since the Technology Preview release of 2004, Civil 3D has evolved from a really cool new technology to a

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Land Desktop’s Final Stand

Two roads diverged on a yellow truck,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because

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Some Nifty Tools

A while back I made a post titled ‘Free Tools for the CAD Manager/User‘.  In it I outlined a number of nifty tools I knew about and/or used in the past.  Over the last several months I have come across a few other tools that I

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The CAD Geek Reaches a Milestone

It’s taken 3 years and 4 months, but with this post I have officially reached the 100 post milestone.  With that I must admit I have been on the fence as to what I should make this post all about.  Do I do some grand tutorial

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BIM’s Impact on Design

The current trend, especially for government projects, seems to be towards providing a BIM deliverable with your submittals. And so I ask a very fundamental question, what is BIM? Yes, I know its definition, Building Information Model, but what does it mean to create a BIM

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Congratulations to Eric Chappell

Civil3D.com has in many ways become the go to place for just about all things Civil 3D. I personally view the many posts able to be found there as a testament to the way I regard the company (Engineered Efficiency) behind the blog so many of

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Happy Pi Day

Rounded Pi is roughly equal to 3.14, and consequently March 14 (3-14) is known by many as Pi Day. Pi is one of the most important mathematical constants, approximately equal to 3.14159. The definition of Pi can be stated as the ratio of any circle’s circumference

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Google Calendar Sync & Sites

If you have stayed current on your Tech News, you have undoubtedly heard about Google Sites. For those unfamiliar with the Google Site’s service, I’ll provide the Cliff Notes version. Launched February 27, 2008, Google Sites is a wiki platform targeted towards small and medium sized

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Mastering Civil 3D Review

Over the last several months I have been working my way through the ever popular Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 book, written by the gang over at Civil3D.com (Engineered Efficiency). As a fellow member of the blogosphere, I have had the privilege to establish a professional

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