About Bob Bell
“Robert is the Design Technology Manager for Sparling, the largest specialty electrical engineering and technology consulting firm in the United States, headquartered in Seattle Washington. He provides strategic direction, technical oversight, and high-level support for Sparling’s enterprise design and production technology systems. He is instrumental in positioning Sparling as an industry and client leader in leveraging technology in virtual building and design.
Robert has been writing code for customizing AutoCAD since the release of AutoCAD v2.5. For most of those years he worked at an MEP firm. He developed a series of applications for use with AutoCAD similar to AutoCAD MEP years before Autodesk released that product. These in-house applications gave that firm a distinct competitive advantage over other firms in that market.
He also is one of the more popular speakers at Autodesk University, and, since 2002, has spoken annually on topics such as AutoLISP/Visual LISP, VBA, the CUI, and customizing AutoCAD from the perspective of CAD Management.
In addition, Robert has taught ATP classes for Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and has been a speaker at AUGI's CAD Camps. He has had many articles published in AUGI's magazines, AUGIWorld and AECEDGE. Robert served on AUGI's Board of Directors for three years.”
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