Last year we discussed the feature changes and improvements to the tools and ancillary programs that Autodesk has included for years, but which have remained basically the same. This year we'll investigate the group's findings and add our own suggestions. The tools and features we'll discuss will include the Reference Manager, the Sheet Set Manager, the Standards Manager, eTransmit, and Fields. Additionally, we'll expand our topics to include anything that can make the CAD manager's job more efficient, whether it currently exists or not. Attendees will be expected to participate actively, as a member of the AutoCAD Product Team will be in attendance-so this is an opportunity to get the CAD manager's voice heard.
- Discuss your needs and wishes with Autodesk employees and your peers
- Connect with seasoned CAD managers who may share your experiences
- Share best practices and innovative solutions to common CAD management issues
- Feel like part of a community with common needs to direct future changes to the CAD manager's toolset
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.
Jisell Howe, CDT started out as a CAD Designer for a construction company over eight years ago and then transitioned into the MEP industry. She is currently the CAD Administrator for Uponor, a PEX pipe system manufacturing company located in Apple Valley, Minn. As an AutoCAD certified professional, she manages several product and BIM/CAD content databases as well as supports the multi-platform software needs for 40 designers in the company’s Design Services department. Howe holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Drafting & Estimating from Dunwoody College of Technology. She is a returning speaker for Midwest University, a regional professional development conference featuring Autodesk software. She was named a Top 10 Speaker at Midwest University 2017. Howe was most recently a panelist and a co-speaker for multiple sessions at Autodesk University 2017 and a speaker for Midwest University 2018. Howe has multiple articles published in AUGIWorld Magazine with the most recent one in the October 2018 issue.