So, for those of you who have attended Autodesk University in the last few years, the idea of technology trends coming together to form one perfect storm of innovation is not new. This concise talk (sans slides), by Brian P. Mathews who gave an excellent presentation at AU2012, is worth viewing. To summarize these trends… Read More

For many versions of Revit, we have used Steve Stafford’s Line-Based Generic Model family for representing Egress Paths in our life safety drawings. It has served us well. At the time, this was absolutely the best way, given the available tool set. Certainly, you could use dumb drafting lines to sketch the path, and not… Read More

Move along, there’s something to see here! Every year, Autodesk University occurs the week after Thanksgiving. For those of you who would like to take part in this exciting learning opportunity, you can attend virtually. Previews of online classes are available on November 15, and you can watch prior AU video courses or download handouts… Read More

I recently purchased Spore Galactic Edition, and yes it’s really a time drain. I had not realized why I like this game until recently. You get to design things parametrically, for fun!? OK, this is silly, I know. But very addictive. The controls are interesting and so easy to learn to use. If you are… Read More