Friday, August 29, 2008

Busy fo' Shizzle

The weeks leading up to vacation were so mellow, I got spoiled. Seems like 10million things have been hitting all at once. I'm training a really cool group of guys in Chicago how to make pretty surfaces in Civil 3D. They are awesome, quick learners and total smart-asses - MY FAVORITE!

I'm just finished training some government employees base ACAD in preparation for a move to Civil 3D. That went well, but I find it difficult to teach base Autocad these days. I totally forget that you have to actually be taught how to make a new layer. Civil 3D has me spoiled. And panning and zooming with the mouse? To me it is part of my repertoire of involuntary movements like breathing or making a martini. Others have to be shown, I guess. Weird.

In other news, I'm teaching at AUGI CAD Camp on October 14th in Chicago. Totally STOKED! I'll be doing two classes, "Corridors 101: Assemblies, Targets and Frequencies Exposed!" and "No Voodoo Required – Data Shortcuts and X-Refs with Cross-Section Sheets." Robert Green will be there. Hopefully he's up for autographing my CAD Managers book.

Speaking of October, we also have some user groups happening in Wisconsin. I'll be presenting my little paper on how to export data between Eagle Point and Civil 3D, and esteemed colleague Russ will talking about cross sections.

In Madison:
Thurs. October 2nd
11:30am - 1:30pm
Quality Inn & Suites
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI

In Milwaukee:
Thurs. October 9th
11:30am - 1:30pm
MasterGraphics - Waukesha

Register by going here:

Hope to see you at one of the many events around the midwest!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm Back!

Had a great vay-cay.
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However, here is an interesting tidbit:

Does this logo
look familiar to anyone?