Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the AutoCAD 2011 Product Launch Event here in San Francisco, CA. After the webcast I got to attend several breakout sessions where many of the product managers demonstrated some of the most compelling features inside AutoCAD 2011. I’ll write more about the event later, but suffice to say the day was packed with technical insights, and even gave us a chance to voice our opinions about the software and where it’s headed. Having the chance to attend the launch event for the past two years, I can vouch for how seriously Autodesk takes feedback from users like you and I. Not only were product designers, Q&A staff, and others in attendance at the feedback session, but so was Autodesk CEO, Carl Bass. Again, more on the launch event later; how can you get a chance to learn about the new features inside AutoCAD 2011?
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 time as well, so my return hasn’t been as daunting as one may imagine. Among the things I have been meaning to do is offer a special thanks to a few incredibly generous companies who recently supported my Local User Group’s (Richmond AutoCAD Manifest) end-of-year dinner.
As we planned this years dinner among our goals was to gather some door prizes which our members could actually use. Yes we know every office worker needs a special coffee mug, and even red stapler, but we wanted something a little more useful than that. We were incredibly fortunate to have the following companies support our LUG Dinner.
While I know only a small portion of my readers are in or around the Richmond, VA area, but for those who are an exciting guest is coming to Richmond on Thursday, October 25th. Lynn Allen, world renowned Autodesk Technical Evangelist, will join RAM (Richmond AutoCAD Manifest) to present "Getting the Most out of AutoCAD 2008". Anyone who has attended one of her sessions in the past knows just how dynamic and even comical her presentations can be. Opportunities to see such a world-class speaker for FREE are generally few and far between.
For those interested in attending, the venue for this special Richmond AutoCAD Manifest event will be the Henrico County Government Center Board Room. Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30, and her presentation is scheduled to start at 6:00. More information can be found on the Richmond AutoCAD Manifest website – www.ramlug.org. Hope to see you there!