CADDManager on December 5th, 2013
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series AU2013

Well AU2013 is in the books.

Started with a good class on what is new in AutoCAD for Mac.  Also discussed what is missing…  which is some very big items… No DWF Support. No Hardcoded XREF attachments (Relative Paths works). Dynamic Blocks needs help and some more.

Then on to Kate Morrical’s class on Digital Design Managers and how they are expanding the reach beyond the CAD/BIM tools and into so many other things, like IM tools, Sharepoint support, etc.  She is always refreshingly good as a speaker.  I learned about GoalPOSTing.  How to make a plan to get something done using the P O S T acronym.

Then it was off to lunch and my last class presentation.  A Roundtable actually.  It was a discussion on the possibility of creating a CAD Manager or BIM Manager Community to discuss just the job functions beyond the tools being used.  Process, Procedure, People.  We also discussed the need for some kind of certification process for the profession.

The closing Autodesk presentation included the Moon Express team with a moon landing module that might soon be sitting on the lunar surface.  Then Penn and Teller return to the stage for some magical entertainment.  After that it was on to the event closing party.  County band, good food, gaming, old school video games, dancing and a DJ.

See you next year  – at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (again) – start planning now

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