Autodesk University is in full swing here in Las Vegas. This is my second time attending this event and I have to say, it’s worth every penny. Not only are the classes good, but you get to network and meet innovative, smart people.
Today I took classes on Civil 3D Pipes & Labels, hydrology & hydrolics, and AutoLISP basics. The two classes I especially enjoyed today were Getting the Most of Piping in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 and AutoLISP for CAD Managers. Both those classes were very inspiring. The speakers were innovative and encouraged people to be innovative as well.
In AutoLISP for CAD Managers, Robert Green talked about finding shortcuts and easy ways to accomplish things using AutoLISP. He said, “Be Lazy. Absolutely.” When he said that, I thought, “I really like this guy.”
In the class titled Getting the Most of Piping in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009, Leo Lavayen and Josh Famer demonstrated using the Pipe tools in Civil 3D for things they were not necessarily designed to be used for – pressure pipes. Josh said, “It’s not about what we can & can’t do with the software. It’s about what we can make happen.”
Later on in the afternoon, I attended the “Blogger Social” and met Shaan Hurley and other fellow bloggers. It was nice to put faces to names. One of my favorite parts was when I introduced myself to Matthew Anderson from Civil 3D.com, he lit up and said, “Hey, I follow you on Twitter!”
Autodesk University has been a really positive experience and I am looking forward to what the rest of the week has to offer.