Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
|AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 64-bit Network Deployment Creation|
|AutoCAD MEP 2011 64-bit Network Deployment Creation|
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Yesterday Autodesk subscription customers started to see a few more of the 2011 Autodesk products available for download from their Subscription sites. I've begun downloading the first of four products we currently have on Subscription.
|Downloading from a slower connection today in a remote office.|
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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The Philadelphia AutoCAD User's Group, Inc. (PAUG) is scheduled to meet for the third time this year on July 15, 2009. Board Members met two weeks ago and ironed out a detailed agenda for our next meeting which will include a continuation of PAUG Vice President Jesse Moore's presentation on AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks. PAUG Webmaster, Rob Smith will be giving us a look into AutoCAD Menu Macro creation as part of a potential series of presentation on the subject. I'm going to push for handouts to be produced for these next presentations so people have details on these topics to use as a reference back in the office. I'll possibly suggest using information in Autodesk University (AU) handouts as a basis to simplify matters a bit.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Image via WikipediaJohn Hodgman, known best as the PC in the "I'm a Mac" commercials and ads, spoke to Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner about nerds, Trekkies, and President Obama's favorite "name-brand smartphone [he] shall not name, for contractual reasons."
Personally I feel relieved that President Obama pushed to use technology. The obvious name-brand smartphone John Hodgman was not able to elaborate on due to contractual reasons is the Blackberry that Obama pushed to continue using after becoming President. It's true that this type of request has not been traditional in the past, it can only force better security technologies to be implemented. I think this type of push drives improvements in security technology that will eventually make its way into public use.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Here are some freeware options to possibly replace those pricey apps such as AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, and many others during these hard economic times:
- Google Picasa
- Foxit Reader
- Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/)
- PDFCreator (http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator)
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner)
- Amaya (http://www.w3.org/Amaya)
- KompoZer (http://sourceforge.net/projects/kompozer)
- AVG Free
- Spybot Search & Destroy
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
My next scheduled session was "Preventative CAD Management" which I chose to replace with attending one of the AU Unplugged sessions titled "Create and Deliver Custom Video Training for Your Users" which was an open discussion focused on methods of creating video content using various software applications and choosing appropriate publish formats for sharing that content over corporate Intranets/Extranets, the Internet, as well as offline. I was able to gather some new methods of sharing video content from those who attended this session and were gracious to share the methods they currently use within their companies. My hope is to develop a robust video training library in the coming months to aide my company in some current and future training initiatives.
During lunch I was invited to a "Civil Direction Briefing" where we reviewed the future direction of AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil, and the Autodesk Civil Solutions in general. I was required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) so I'm not able to talk about any details discussed during this enlightening meeting, sorry. Following that special lunch I attended two sessions titled "Learn to Hack AutoCAD Installations for Custom Deployments" and "Get Your Head Out of the Point Cloud: Using AutoCAD Civil 3D for Large Surface Data Sets" which I found both to be filled with excellent information.
Later is the AUGI Annual Meeting followed by the AUGI Beer Bust which I plan to check out for a short time but expect to head back to the hotel room early to get a good night rest for tomorrow. During the AUGI Beer Bust which will be in the Exibit Hall the AU Design Slam Preliminary rounds will be held which looks to be an exciting competition for some of the elite design professionals in attendance and those watching. Quite a day!
I plan to post additional details about everything AU 2008 following this week so be sure to check back.
Till then...happy CADing!
Till then...continue CADing!