I recently mentioned that I was looking into hosting a local Autodesk product user meetup in Calt Lake City and have now selected a date.
In reading through my AUGI Hotnews emails after returning from a lengthy vacation, I noticed a great article series for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 features.
I want to thank AUGI’s President Mark Kiker, the dedicated and hard working AUGI AutoCAD Wish List volunteer Brenda Richardson, and the AUGI membership for another great cycle of nomination and voting for the AutoCAD Wish List. While I cannot provide details on future development publicly, I can say you will be pleased at our listening and knocking more items off the Wish List. You, the user of our products are vital to defining the direction and future functionality of our products. We sincerely appreciate your helping shape the future of Autodesk products!
I had the pleasure to present to the Seattle based PSAUG Puget Sound Autodesk Users Group last week. I called this my Shaan's Digital Design Rodeo Roundup Seattle 2009 as a fun theme name as I am a digital design rodeo clown with my warped humor and presentation style and loving the live Q&A even the tough questions with horns. I promised I would provide my resource links to all that attended and am sharing below.
If you do, how about attending an impromptu town hall meeting of AutoCAD based product users discussing various topics,exchanging ideas and tips and getting to know each other. Just an experiment to figure out the rough edges and what works. Is anyone interested in seeing each others faces live in a webcam and hearing their voices in a virtual meeting of CAD and Design Professionals. A live discussion group with faces and voices. Could be a great deal of fun, or a fun awkward bumpy experiment.
Recently at Autodesk University 2008 the candidates for the new AUGI Board of Directors were introduced and members of AUGI encouraged to participate in the election to get new members of the board. There were some excited candidates willing to step up and volunteer in the difficult job of being a board member of one of the largest independent CAD Communities in the world. Due to the challengers having to exceed 67% voting and none reported as making that percentage...
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...
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.
The AUGIWorld magazine is just like AUGI membership, free and full of great benefits. The new issue is out and packed with wholesome goodness to assist you in your job using Autodesk products,
Not by bicycle or hiking, but by plane basically around the world. I have quite a lineup this fall for trips to customer events like 3 Autodesk Universities (Shanghai, Tokyo, Las Vegas), A trip to Istanbul, Kuwait, and Dubai and a trip to Kansas City. Of course I cannot fly non-stop to most locations and go through cities in transit like Seoul Korea, Paris, and Bahrain.