Autodesk University Call for Proposals Now Open

Autodesk University 2017 isn’t until late November, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to begin thinking about this year’s conference. Autodesk University is known for the hundreds of incredibly awesome classes about every conceivable (and sometimes inconceivable) design technology topic you can imagine. The basic way those many

Read More »

Touring the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

If you ever find yourself in San Francisco, do yourself a favor and visit the Autodesk Gallery. Over the years, I have had a chance to visit the Autodesk Gallery several times, and from interviewing a robot to seeing how Autodesk helped capture the hallowed grounds of the USS Arizona, the sights inside are nothing short of

Read More »

A CAD Geek’s First Impression of AutoCAD 2018

Spring is in the air, and a new version of AutoCAD is now on the street. Today Autodesk announced the release of AutoCAD 2018, and it is one worth celebrating. Not only does it introduce some impressive new features, but it also represents the 35th-anniversary of

Read More »
Autodesk Answer Day

Autodesk AEC Answer Day – March 8, 2017

From the increasing use of reality capture technologies, to virtual reality and even everyday design documentation, it’s an exciting time to be an AEC professional. Over the last year, Autodesk’s portfolio of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology has grown rather noticeably. From the introduction to Revit

Read More »
Influential Leadership

Enforcing CAD Standards Without Authority

There’s a myth among CAD and BIM managers that authority is the secret to success. A common belief is unless you are given the authority to enforce what you create, the odds of being successful are stacked against you. Struggling to get my firm to adopt the

Read More »
Autodesk Show Reel HBO Westworld

Autodesk “Make Anything” 2017 Showreel

With so much talk about tools like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Revit, it’s easy to forget just how far Autodesk technology reaches, and how it allows designers to make anything. From the buildings and parks we walk in, to the movies and television shows we watch,

Read More »
Project Kameleon Autodesk Labs

Project Kameleon Updated in Autodesk Labs

For anyone who has tried Part Builder in AutoCAD Civil 3D and didn’t like it (which is probably everyone), Project Kameleon is worth your attention. Currently an Autodesk Labs technology preview, Project Kameleon is a standalone parts editor that brings the process of modeling custom Civil

Read More »
InfraWorks 360

InfraWorks 360 2016.4: More Awesome and More Affordable

With quarterly releases, InfraWorks 360 remains one of the most actively developed applications in Autodesk’s product portfolio. This week marked the fourth release of the 2016 cycle, and like earlier releases – there’s plenty to be excited about! Some of the new features you will find in this

Read More »
Celebrating ten years of The CAD Geek

Celebrating 10 Years Of The CAD Geek

Ten Years Blogging I published my very first post to The CAD Geek in January 2006. It’s now February 2016, and my humble corner of the Internet has appeared in web browsers around the world for an entire decade! If I were to choose just one

Read More »

Updating AutoCAD Block Attributes using Microsoft Excel

Block Attributes are an integral component of nearly every AutoCAD-based project I’ve worked on. Beyond the ubiquitous title block, Block Attributes are commonly used for Room Tags, to display calculations, and more. Whilst it isn’t too difficult to update a couple of Block Attributes, when the blocks

Read More »
Autodesk University 2015 at The Venetian

Arriving at Autodesk University 2015

We’ve been waiting all year, and the time has finally come for Autodesk University 2015 to get underway. Whilst the conference doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, several pre-conference activities have already begun. I stopped by the registration desk after grabbing a bite to eat for breakfast

Read More »