2016: Another trip around the sun….

Well, here we are again. Another year flies by, and we are all another year older, and some might say, another year wiser (albeit that might not be the case in some people I know, including me). 2016 has been a great year for me and the company professionally and I have moved forward with […]

LYNDA.COM – Are YOU Certified Yet?

So, are you certified yet? No, I don’t mean certifiable, either! LOL. Autodesk offer a whole range of professional qualifications when it comes to their software. You can be an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD, for example. I am Certified in both AutoCAD and Revit Architecture. Autodesk provide examinations to get these Certifications and they […]

LYNDA.COM – Using the Command Line in AutoCAD

So there I was using WhatsApp to send a quick message to a colleague today, and I suddenly thought how much we use command lines, text boxes and prompts when we are using social media, especially when using communication tools such as LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter from a smartphone or a tablet (or if […]

AU2015 – Ten Questions

Scott Pawlowski, Chief of Cultural and Natural Resources, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Scott Pawlowski on right of picture) Autodesk University (AU) is a place to network and meet fellow peers and new people who work in the Autodesk world. I had the chance to meet Scott Pawlowski at the AutoCAD Blogger Social […]

AU2015 – In the land of Lost Wages

So here I am again. Autodesk University 2015 (#AU2015) in the land of Lost Wages, or as it says on the map, Las Vegas. The land of beautiful sunrises, bright lights and an excess of crazy entertainment. And, you can gamble to your hearts content too. Well, all of that aside, I am here attending […]

NEW! My LYNDA.COM titles – NOW AVAILABLE!

Hey all! My first two titles on www.lynda.com are now available! Use the links below to check them out! Up and Running with AutoCAD LT http://www.lynda.com/CAD-tutorials/Up-Running-AutoCAD-LT/384744-2.html Using Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD for Mac http://www.lynda.com/AutoCAD-Mac-tutorials/Using-Dynamic-Blocks-AutoCAD-Mac/407458-2.html Happy CADD’ing! SCB

To Arial or not to Arial…..that is the question….

(or how to choose a good font for CAD & BIM) So, the new role at Farrells is ticking away and, I have to say, I am enjoying the challenge. One of the discussion points in the project team I am in is what font to use. And, more importantly, should it be company-specific, or […]

More Coffee Anyone?

I haven’t written any blogs recently. Personal circumstances just haven’t permitted me to do so, but there is now light at the end of the tunnel, so here it is, a blog….finally. I was very fortunate to spend last Saturday afternoon in the wilds of the Norfolk countryside at a place called Grey Seal Coffee […]

LINE//SHAPE//SPACE wins a Webby Award!

STOP PRESS!!! Exciting news…! I am a regular contributor to the Autodesk blog, Line//Shape//Space (www.lineshapespace.com) and I have just received the most wonderful email from our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, Kylee Swenson Gordon. A few months back, Autodesk entered Line//Shape//Space into the Webby Awards competition. The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 18th […]

AutoCAD 2015 – A Move to the Dark Side?

I love getting my Star Wars quotes in to my articles and blogs, so when I saw the new AutoCAD 2015 interface, I just had to smile. The Dark Side, right? OK, so, you might be thinking Darth and his cosy little relationship with the Emperor, and those aren’t the droids you’re looking for. However, […]