The desert sun blasts down on the pair of gunslingers. A tumbleweed rolls by. Somewhere in the distance, a hawk screams. No one knows why a hawk is inside the building, but it’s Vegas, so no one bats an eye. The men square off in the crisp climate-controlled air of The Venetian. Their fingers poised over their mouses and keyboards, ready to let loose with a salvo of clicks and command line inputs to see who has the hottest AutoCAD tip in town. With so many drawing variables at play, it’s impossible to say who will share the most commanding tip. The only guarantee is TheMadCadr and The CAD Geek will present their sharpest-shooting productivity tips, tricks, and techniques for this winner-take-all duel in the desert! Although there will be but a single loser in this duel, there will be many winners who discover new ways to remove tedium and boost productivity on their projects. Cowboy boots, large belt buckles, and 10-gallon hats are optional, but you’re encouraged to pick up what these dudes are putting down.
- Learn how to increase productivity with recently added features
- Learn how to make use of underutilized features
- Learn how to push AutoCAD to new extremes with tips known by veterans and gurus
- Have fun!
I have worked in various design and CAD Management roles with AutoCAD and Autodesk software since 1986 (v2.62). I am currently an Applications Engineer at ECAD in Tulsa, OK where I provide customer support and training for various Autodesk products. I currently serve on the AUGI Board of Directors and I author the recurring “Tuesday Tips with Frank” feature on the official AutoCAD Blog. As a top-rated mentor for trial users of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, I have provided live, real-time guidance and support for over 2,500 new users in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. Named one of Autodesk's Top 35 Young Designers Under 35, he is well known for The CAD Geek Blog (www.thecadgeek.com), six Autodesk Official Press books, and dozens of Autodesk University classes since 2007. A popular speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events, Donnie has presented to audiences of 60,000+ people, and provided training to thousands on Autodesk design technology. As an Eagle Scout, he helps design teams be prepared for whatever their projects throw at them as a technical product and online manager at CADD Microsystems (an Autodesk Platinum Partner), and as a former member of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board of directors.