Editor's Window1 Jan, 2007 By: Amy Stankiewicz
New Beginning, New Year
The new year is traditionally a time for new beginnings. It's a time to reflect on where we've been and envision where we want to go. Realizing new goals often means making changes that will better position us for future successes. Such is the case at Cadalyst.
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief of Cadalyst magazine and its affiliated Web sites and newsletters. As I work to advance the resources and services that Cadalyst provides users of CAD technology, I'll welcome any input you may have to make the information and services we provide more useful and pertinent for the coming year and beyond.
As we continue to build on the solid base that the staff at Cadalyst has laid, we're also introducing a new look for our print publication. Art Director Rob Ghosh has freshened the Cadalyst design and reworked many of the magazine's tags and labels. You can still expect to find the same informative lineup of news, reviews, management tips and views from experts in the fields of manufacturing, AEC and GIS.
This month's issue of Cadalyst also includes CAD management expert Robert Green's outlook on the technology trends to track in 2007. Multiple-core workstations and an upgrade to Windows Vista should be on your mind, he comments. However, it's important to note that so far, few CAD vendors have announced support for Vista.
To keep pace with all of the changes that are in store for both Cadalyst and the CAD industry, be sure to visit www.cadalyst.com regularly. Here you'll find timely news and product announcements, many of which are also published in our Cadalyst Daily e-mail newsletter. And speaking of newsletters, Harry's Code Class: Tips for Programmers debuts this month. Bill Kramer, author of the "Hot Tip Harry" column, will offer his insights into LISP, VBA and Object ARX programming for AutoCAD. You can subscribe to Cadalyst Daily and our other e-mail newsletters at www.cadalyst.com.
I hope you find the changes at Cadalyst as refreshing and inspiring as we do. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org any time. I truly look forward to getting to know you and working with you now and in the future.
Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!