Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

When I first watched this adorable little cartoon, I thought it was cute. Then I realized, its a storyboard for my next AEC Keynote presentation!



Friday, January 09, 2009

Civil Structures with Revit Structure Webcast 1-27-09

If you had a chance to see or watch the AEC Keynote Presentation at Autodesk University, you might have been excited to see some of the bridge modeling tools for Revit Structure. If you missed the presentation, it is available for viewing. Get the link to watch the AEC Keynote here.

Scott Hammond will be doing a webcast on these tools on January 27, 2009 at 10AM PST.

Register for Civil Structures with Revit Structure 2009 here

Also note there are some great archived webcasts listed at that link including:

Getting Up and Going with Revit Structure 2009: From Pilot to Production
Revit Structure Best Practices: Concrete Structures
Revit Structure Best Practices: Steel Structures
Revit Structure and AutoCAD: Which tool is right for you?
Revit Structure: Analysis Showcase

Friday Whetstone 1-9-09

Just a few quick things I wanted to share as we get rolling in this new year...

Last year I made a few New Year's Resolutions. Here is a status update on how I did.

  1. I let my subscription to National Geographic lapse, so I no longer have this problem. CHECK!
  2. I kicked the cookie dough habit, and picked up a cheeto habit to replace it. CHECK!
  3. I submitted three. Once got accepted, I was asked to repeat it. So I did two classes, but they were the same. (And it was based on last year's material, so it didn't take that much time to prepare.) semi-CHECK!
  4. It became exhausting to buy anything, and I gave away half of the other stuff in my attic because I just couldn't deal with it anymore. Though I do admit to buying new gloves because the old ones were packed away somewhere that I could not find. NO CHECK!
  5. I used to have a 4 cup coffee maker. Now I have a 12 cup coffee maker. So I still make 4 cups, but its not a full pot. CHECK! Cheating? Maybe.
  6. Panorama is waaay to smart to let me get away with this anymore. CHECK!
  7. While I may not read a book every month, some months I'll read two books. I also count watching episodes of "House" and any Clive Cussler novel movie as reading a smart book. CHECK!
  8. I applied for the P.E. last year. Some of my experience letters didn't come back in time for the October exam, but 4.8 years worth are in the hands of the DAPE right now. There is another 1.1 years out there I am hoping gets signed for in the next few weeks. So April is looking like it might be a winner. Cross your fingers.

This year, my biggest resolution is to rediscover my inner athlete. Secondly, I'm always looking to continue to learn and grow. I've tweaked my list of daily blog reading to include a wider variety of sites- not just CAD and Civil 3D, but industry sites, travel, education, and fun.

One thing I wanted to share with you is this little video about RSS and reading blogs on feed. I've mentioned this before, but it came up again this weekend when my Dad asked what feeds were. If you like reading blogs, but are frustrated by having to check lots of websites and missing new things, watch this little video. Also, if you are already feed reader savvy, share this video with your friends who aren't.

For some more information and a somewhat dated list of blogs that I read, check out this post: Read What Dana Reads.