CADDManager on June 25th, 2008

Well actually, Lake Oswego.  I am at the offices of Autodesk in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  I am here with my fellow AUGI Board members.  We have full days of meeting ahead of use.  We will be discussing our current status and planning the future of the organization.  On Friday we will meet up with fellow [...]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2008

Continuing the Thought Leadership discussion… Formal Speaking will take you to the next level. There are many places to get started in formal speaking. I would suggest that you start by volunteering to present something at you local user group. This is usually a more informal setting that allows you to work the kinks out [...]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2008

I will be in the Portland, Oregon area for the June AUGI Board of Directors meeting at the end of this week. If you are local to that area, then join me and my AUGI buddies at a “Meet-Up” – check here for details.

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CADDManager on June 22nd, 2008

I just completed an upgrade of my blog to WordPress 2.5.1 It was fairly pain free.

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CADDManager on June 22nd, 2008

Have you heard of Sketchbook Pro? It is the newest Tablet PC tool from Autodesk. You can sketch, annotate, and present your visual ideas anywhere on a Tablet PC or Wacom Tablet. Here is more info from the Autodesk site. And a free trial offer

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CADDManager on June 16th, 2008

Continuing the flow of posts on Thought Leadership… We have covered the introduction of the topic and how some may want to gain voice in the industry that they are working or at the office/firm they are with. The reason for this is to gain some level of input into the conversations that surround CAD. [...]

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CADDManager on June 11th, 2008

I attended the Autodesk Experience Tour in Anaheim, California yesterday. It was very well attended, but I don’t really know the extent of the attendees becasue the event shared lobby space with another conference. All I know is that every room was packed. The event was broken into tracks for AE, Civil, Manufacturing and GIS. [...]

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CADDManager on June 8th, 2008

I continue the topic of becoming a Thought Leader… Several areas that you may get involved in, when viewed properly, combine into a mixture that can place you at the top of your field and garners the respect of outsiders. These areas include speaking, writing, industry volunteerism, conference attendance, and having a web presence. Let’s [...]

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CADDManager on June 5th, 2008

Some of you may remember the commercials that would show people bending their ears to listen to Mr. Hutton? “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen,” was the slogan. It was the investment advice that was being given that everyone wanted to hear. While you may not be giving advice on stocks, bonds and investments, you [...]

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