Monday, March 24, 2014

New Version of AutoCAD

The web is buzzing about the new versions of Autodesk software, and I have to admit that I am very excited myself. My biggest excitement at the moment is hanging with a great group of fellow Bloggers in San Francisco as we prepare for the official launch.

Thanks to Lynn Allen for picking up the dinner tab and making sure nobody got left out.

Thanks to Shaan Hurley for the best advice of the evening. "Don't Google "meat turtle".

Melanie Perry for being the kindest person ever.

Robin Capper for giving us the inside scoop on The IT Crowd.

Robert Green for getting me to the restaurant.

and R.K. McSwain, Curt Moreno, John Evans, Paul Munford, Vladimir Michl, and Luciana Klein for sharing a great meal and drinks.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Instantly Like It. Autodesk Instant

Today Autodesk launched Instant in North America.

Instant allows connected teams and co workers communicate and exchange messages, photos, video, and location. 


Colleagues can initiate conversations with anyone in their address book, or any other colleague who has verified their email with the app.

Autodesk seems to be continually exploring ways to increase collaboration among distributed workforces. So, can many professional industry customers who need improved mobile project-based collaboration benefiting from this tool? I think it pulls things together that already exist and puts them into a single place. Getting people to gravitate to it is the trick. having everything I need in a single location, that might just do the trick. 

Autodesk Instant should also benefit business by providing a cheaper alternative to SMS; and corporate administration controls and integration access to web tools will be added in future versions of the app.

Search for it on the App store and Google play.


It will also benefit you to have a not ancient mobile device. Since it relies on cutting edge technology, older devices may not support it.

I am jumping on board, come on and find me.


Sunday, March 09, 2014

San Franciso

I am getting revved up for a trip to San Francisco.

Oh Yeah, there might be a Autodesk office there.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Quotes from AU and from My House

“Reverse Mentoring is about younger people helping their more experienced peers by offering
their perspective on social media, consumer trends, etc.”

“The definition of a generation is now only about 6 years – the difference between a 13 and a 19
year old is significant.”

Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk 12/3/2013

“Autodesk 360 is like Facebook for engineers.”

“During the year my favorite activity is visiting you, our customers. So I chose a few of you to
highlight/represent how our customers are doing things.”

“Three years ago we started to talk to you about cloud, social and mobile computing and how it

would change the way we all work. Hopefully we showed you some of that today.”

Carl Bass, Chief Executive Officer and President, Autodesk

"No pain... No Pain."

"I'll just put pants on first."

"The Kitchen is my gym!"

Todd Shackelford, Blogger Guy

Friday, November 01, 2013

Always an Asterisk

There are so many asterisks in life we tend to ignore them. If you have embraced file tabs in AutoCAD 2014 you may have missed the asterisks on the tabs and what they mean.

Well, if you see an asterisk on a tab, that drawing file has unsaved changes. If there isn't an asterisk, you are saved and good to go.

Now you know that.