Josh Jones has a blog that I read in my RSS feeds named Lazy Drafter “AutoCAD tips for the lazy drafter.”. He writes often about how to make things easier with Autodesk products like AutoCAD. He is not really lazy, just really smart.
Are you certifiable? This year at AU 2008 the Autodesk Product Certification exams are FREE. Just pick up one or more vouchers at the Autodesk Education & Learning booth in the AU 2008 Exhibit Hall.
There is a new AU 2008 Buddy Pass: “Economic Stimulus” for New Registrants where you can bring a buddy for discounted price. The first 100 on November 5th get their buddy into AU 2008 for four days free the rest get a discounted rate.
Today I meet with multiple Autodesk customers in Kuwait. To say it should be a very interesting and educational day might be an understatement. Tomorrow I am presenting much of the day to many Autodesk and AutoCAD users that are members of the FOCUS Kuwait users group. I am still amazed at how long the user group members waited for me to clear customs in the Kuwait airport, over 2 hours and they were still smiling when I emerged. Kuwait...
I spent the day hiking and shooting over 1000 photos in the Southern Turkey region of Cappadocia. I would venture to guess the day was over 3000 vertical feet if totaled. It was amazing I found I am hooked on a natural snack named dut which is a flower of a tree, and I can’t get enough now. I even stopped at a local nut and fruit roaster and got some as well as some roasted apricot pits which taste like almonds.
I was greeted at the airport after 16 hours of travel by Erhan, Orhan, and John of the Daily AutoCAD blog, we went to a traditional Turkish restaurant then I went to my hotel. My hotel is located in old town Istanbul and is a small but local Turkish hotel with style but not a big price tag. My room must have about 200 lamps hanging on the ceiling. I walked around the old town and visited the Blue Mosque...
No politics, mudslinging, hot air, hanging chads, or cheesy rhetoric involved in this voting. The AUGI Wish List for Autodesk's products AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor are now open for voting after a month of AUGI members. This voting follows a period of AUGI members submitting their nominations for wish list items for consideration to be added to products.
A great answer on this was posted on CADTutor.net at the link below. I would also encourage you to read Michael’s Corner by Michael Beall and get his monthly newsletter. How do I re-assign the F1 key to the CANCEL command The short version of the solution is to use the AutoCAD CUI to edit the keyboard shortcuts. Edit the information for the F1 key to description “CANCEL” and macro ^C. Cheers, Shaan
When the economy gets tough, you need to get tough as well. This means usually working more, optimizing things you already do to be more efficient, controlling costs, make sure you are more attentive and close to your own customers, and being better than your competition. The Story of the Lion and the Gazelle Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a...
David Cohn published a new AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 article “Much More to AutoCAD 2009 Than Meets the Eye” in Desktop Engineering. It is a good and very well balanced article which points out there is more than the initial impression of the interface changes to AutoCAD 2009.
On October 6, 2008, Autodesk Subscription members, as part of their benefits, can download the following new feature releases including the new 64-bit versions of Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor 2009 Subscription Bonus Pack, training as well as local language training content, and the 64-bit DWG Reader for Autodesk NavisWorks 2009.