Cadalyst Editors in Attendance at Autodesk University 2008

23 Nov, 2008

Staff and contributors will welcome readers at first-ever Meet & Greet function during Las Vegas conference.

Cadalyst announces its first-ever Meet & Greet event, taking place at Autodesk University 2008 in Las Vegas next week. All readers attending AU 2008 are invited to meet Cadalyst editors Nancy Johnson and Kenneth Wong as well as contributing editor Robert Green and others in attendance. The Meet & Greet will be held in the AU exhibit hall on December 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., during the AUGI Beer Bust. Stop by the Cadalyst booth (# 238) to say hello and enter our drawing for Cadalyst freebies.

Several Cadalyst contributing editors will be speaking and presenting courses at AU 2008, including the following. Many popular courses are currently full and availability can change, so be sure to check in at the event regarding space available.

Lynn Allen, Author, "Circles and Lines" AutoCAD Tutorial

  • General Session (opening speaker), December 2, 10:30 a.m.
  • AutoCAD 2009 Tips and Techniques (class), December 2, 3 p.m.

  • 90 AutoCAD Tips in 90 Minutes (class), December 3, 3:15 p.m.
  • AUGI Annual Meeting (emcee), December 3, 5 p.m.
  • AU Design Slam (judge), December 3, 7 p.m.

  • Breakfast with Lynn Allen (Autodesk subscription members only), December 4, 7 a.m.
  • Autodesk University Party (emcee), December 4, 6:30 p.m.

Robert Green, Author, "CAD Manager" Column and "CAD Manager's Newsletter"

  • Selling the Value of CAD Management, December 2, 8:15 a.m.
  • AutoLISP for CAD Managers, December 2, 10:30 a.m.
  • CAD Manager's Notebook 2009, Part I, December 2, 1:15 p.m.
  • CAD Manager's Notebook 2009, Part II, December 2, 3:30 p.m.

  • The AutoLISP Crash Course, December 3, 10:15 a.m.
  • AutoLISP Level Two: Beyond the Crash Course, December 3, 1:15 p.m.
  • AutoLISP for CAD Managers (Repeat), December 3, 5:15 p.m.

  • AutoLISP for CAD Managers (Repeat), December 4, 10:15 a.m.
  • CUIs Demystified, December 4 1:15 p.m.

  • CAD Manager's Training, Standards, and Productivity Guide, December 5, 8:15 a.m.

Pat Davis, Author, Cadalyst Labs Product Reviews

  • 2D or not 2D, December 3, 1 p.m.

  • Custom Stairs and Railings in Revit Architecture, December 5, 3 p.m.

Paul Aubin, Moderator, CAD Questions Discussion Forum

  • AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Tips and Tricks, December 2, 8 a.m.
  • Breaking Free of the Plan: AutoCAD Architecture Sections and Elevations, December 2, 3 p.m.

  • AU Unplugged Session: To BIM or Not to BIM, December 3, 11 a.m.
  • Level and Project Management in AutoCAD Architecture, Part I, December 3, 1 p.m.
  • Level and Project Management in AutoCAD Architecture, Part II, December 3, 3 p.m.

  • Detailing in Revit Architecture, December 4, 1 p.m.

  • Revit Families: the Step-by-Step Intro, December 5, 8 a.m.

Bill Fane, Author, "Learning Curve" AutoCAD Tutorial

  • Up And Down the Scales In AutoCAD, session GD301-2
    One of the very first "Learning Curve" columns written for Cadalyst magazine over 21 years ago covered the topic of how to handle drawing scales in AutoCAD.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Drawing scale is still a hot topic, even though AutoCAD has added several new functionalities to assist us. One of the problems is that some of these functions appear to contradict others, thus raising the question as to what is the "correct" way of handling drawing scales.

    This course will follow a chronological pattern, starting with the earliest model-space-only drawings (of which there are millions still in existence) through paper space layouts and trans-spatial dimensions and on to the latest self-scaling annotation objects in AutoCAD 2008.

    We will explore the operations of each option, along with the pros and cons, so you can decide what is best for your situation.

  • The dXf Files: Unraveling the Mysteries of AutoCAD DXF, session CP205-1
    If you can count to two, you can unravel the mysteries of the AutoCAD DXF file format. This is the official file format for transferring AutoCAD drawing data to and from other applications. In this course you will learn how it works, why it sometimes doesn't, and how to troubleshoot it. You will even learn how to create AutoCAD drawings without owning AutoCAD.

  • Creating and Using Autodesk Inventor® iParts And iMates, session ML319-1
    Autodesk Inventor includes a huge library of stock components, such as gears, bearings, threaded fasteners, etc. Even so, it isn't possible for it to include your "stock" parts as it comes out of the box.

    Most companies have a series of component parts that are unique to their product line, but are used in various configurations depending on the particular model or variant being built. An example might be a shaft that is made in a several lengths.

    This presentation will show you how easy it is to set up an iPart factory. Now your designers will be able to quickly and easily pick a type of component from your library, and then specify details such as size, capacity, and so on. The iPart factory will then generate the specific part.

    iParts can include iMates, so the iPart components "automatically" attach themselves properly as they are inserted into an assembly.