CADDManager on February 27th, 2008

The last post I made on this subject got a few comments that hinted at this post (but I had not written it yet). This post is the reciprocal of that one. You may want to read that one first or read that one after you read this one. One of the temptations and struggles [...]

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CADDManager on February 25th, 2008

I emailed out the latest CADD Manager Journal. You can read the links here Revit Demands – Part 1 – Think Again Revit Demands – Part 2 – No Spare Change Revit Reading January 2008 – What were you before you became a CAD Manager? If you want to sign up for the journals email [...]

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CADDManager on February 20th, 2008

We had our monthly Revit User Group meeting (RUGIE) last night. Scott Davis of Autodesk discussed some of the highly possible features that may be in the next release. The official list of included features has not been definitively announced yet, but we got a good sneak peek. What was shown and the list below [...]

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CADDManager on February 13th, 2008

When we make a list of what we desire to do and what we actually can do – it may be a different list. Getting from the “desire” to the “done” of a project requires us to negotiate with others. When our desires come into conflict with someone else’s area, there may be some dialog [...]

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CADDManager on February 12th, 2008

From a Press Release today… Revit Architecture 2009 (BIM for architects and designers) allows customers to capture early design concepts with improved analysis and visualization capabilities via: Increased sustainable design and energy analysis capabilities through easy exchange with partner applications Improved visualization functionality with the new Mental Ray engine for rendering, improving speed, quality, and [...]

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CADDManager on February 12th, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 12 Autodesk, Inc. is expanding its portfolio of software solutions to support sustainable design in the architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) markets with the acquisition of technology assets of two energy analysis software companies. Autodesk announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Green Building [...]

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CADDManager on February 11th, 2008

ACTION NEEDED: I have noticed that a lot of reader may be using an old RSS feed from the old site. If you are an RSS reader of my old blog via feedburner or any other RSS feed process you may need to do something to continue getting the new feeds. 1. You need to [...]

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CADDManager on February 11th, 2008

Last Friday we completed our meetings. I flew back home on Friday night. Back to work today. All in all it was a very productive time. We discussed a multitude of possible offerings and planned for the next year. We still need to finalize the plan, but we made much progress.

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CADDManager on February 8th, 2008

Yesterday we completed day 4 of the AUGI board meeting. This was a pure board meeting with action items and agenda setting. We met with Kelly Rupp who is the Director of the Worldwide Sales Programs. We had discussions about AUGI connections that were global in nature. Creating country chapters where they do not exist [...]

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