Last Wednesday Autodesk UK hosted a Blogger Meetup event at the London Soho office. The social event was held to allow people to come and play with AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS on the iPad live and see it for themselves before it ships this Fall.
Some of the attendees:
- Andrew Handley of London Architectural firm Styles & Wood
- David Watson of Cadtutor.net
- Daniel Heselwood of Eat your Cad blog
- Mark Little of Caducation.com
- Shaun Bryant of Not Just CAD and Caducation.com
- Tanya Weaver of Develop 3D Blog
Everyone appeared to have a great time with beer and pizza available, but by far the most enjoyable items on the menu AutoCAD for Mac. Shaun Bryant was excited to see the Mac native version of AutoCAD. It was a blast watching Daniel Haslewood beating AutoCAD for Mac for well over an hour just grinning, and rarely coming up for a beer. Daniel was doing his best CAD Ninja moves to see how native AutoCAD for Mac was while retaining AutoCAD features and functionality. He also was testing the stability and logged one crash in the pre-release product and was so very proud to submit the CER back to the AutoCAD Team for them to investigate the crash cause.
I am sure more events will be hosted by the Autodesk EMEA Team in the future as it was a great evening talking, playing with upcoming products in a relaxed environment along with the Autodesk traditional beer & pizza provided.
AutoCAD WS http://butterfly.autodesk.com/mobile/
PS: I tried to blog this post completely from my Mac but there is unfortunately no equal to Windows Live Writer for blog post writing and editing. I was trying MarsEdit but it was not close to Live Writer in terms of functionality, blog integration, or text and image formatting.