CADDManager on December 18th, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 System Requirements for 32-bit Workstations (as shown on Autodesk website – more here) Description Requirement Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise Browser Internet Explorer® 9.0 or later Processor Intel Pentium 4 or […]

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CADDManager on December 15th, 2014

Wow – Ten years ago today, after coming home from Autodesk University 2004, I joined the blogosphere.  Here is my first post: That first post was not much to look at, but now that I am approaching 1000 posts, it has been a great time.  I appreciate all of you that have read my blog, […]

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CADDManager on December 4th, 2014
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series AU2014

The Final Day started with my final presentation on blending the technical, managerial and leadership skills into your unique working efforts.  Here is a short portion of the presentation: Managers Avoid the draw of Tactical thinking Learn all you can about Leadership Leaders Avoid the draw of vision casting only Stay connected Learn all you […]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2014
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series AU2014

I started my day presenting my class. “The Greatest Lessons I’ve Ever Learned”.  Here is a snippet. In order to learn (A Lesson or anything), you have to listen well.  To do that you need to keep these things in mind. Don’t judge people as you listen Don’t draw conclusions until the person is done […]

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CADDManager on December 2nd, 2014
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series AU2014

The arena was packed.  Wall to wall people.  Everyone rushing around trying to find a seat. Lynn Allen opened the keynote followed by a Back to the Future skit and 20 gun t-shirt launcher that shot shirts across the entire arena. Jeff Kowalski, CTO at Autodesk, discussed how nature produces design.  He says that we […]

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CADDManager on December 1st, 2014
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series AU2014

The first day started off with the Education Keynote.  Chris Bradshaw of Autodesk hosted the event.  So much good information at the event.  See images below for some of the slide deck.   This is the Learning Universe – what tools we have to learn from.   This image and the one below were from […]

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CADDManager on November 30th, 2014
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series AU2014

As I watch the Twitter feeds and Facebook posts, it is apparent that many have started the annual trek to the dessert.  Flying, driving and taking trains, maybe some even walk. But one thing is obvious, this is THE EVENT to attend for anyone that uses Autodesk products.  It is where you can network, connected, […]

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CADDManager on November 18th, 2014

1.  I get to see/network with all of my peers.  I think this is the first thing that I love about AU.  It gives me a chance to interact and catch up with all those that I have connected with in the past.  It gives me a chance to connect with new people.  I seriously […]

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CADDManager on November 5th, 2014

There are several things that most users want from a CAD Manager. Of course they want the latest and greatest hardware and software. And they want killer training. But I want to go beyond the obvious to what I think are some pivotal items that Here is my list of the things that they want […]

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