#20 – Resilience

Monday, 13th November 2023. Autodesk University 2023, Las Vegas. I was sitting in the main keynote, and my phone started buzzing. And it kept buzzing. After leaving the keynote, I saw a missed call from one of my father’s friends back home in the UK. Upon checking messages, I learned my 82-year-old father had had […]

#019 – Autodesk | 2023 State of Design & Make: Another Interpretation

Autodesk recently released its 2023 State of Design & Make report. It made for some incredible reading, and that, combined with the data in the report, describes exactly where we are at with Design & Make in the world right now. One of my fellow Autodesk Community Voices authors, Shelby L. Smith, wrote a blog […]

#18 – Customer Service Is King

Yes. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I have been out of the loop for a while. I needed some well-earned downtime not stressing about the next blog post, plus the day-to-day has been mad busy, working for the likes of LinkedIn Learning, Autodesk, and numerous other companies and organisations. I realised that I needed […]

#17 – Transitioning to Parallels – Part 1

I’m a bit of an Apple aficionado, and I love the Apple ecosystem. I run a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and an iPhone. Some of you may not, and each to their own, but Apple has been my tool of choice for some time now. I also run various pieces of Dell hardware, just for […]

#016 – Community

Apologies for the satellite delay. 2023 started a wee bit ‘off’, so I had to take a bit of time out. I am now back in the groove, so here’s the new blog! Community is an interesting word with many definitions and connotations. After being in a new home community, in our new home, for […]

#15 – Introducing Eugene

As some of you know, I am a bit of a nerdy geek regarding technology (sometimes known as tech). So, I took a bit of a leap last week, and I’d like to introduce you all to my new friend, Eugene. Eugene is a DJI Mini Pro 3, and I hope he will be the […]

#14: Being an ACI and an EE

No, I’m not talking a foreign language here. I am both Autodesk ACI accredited and a member of the Autodesk EE program. It’s a privilege to be involved with both of these Autodesk programs, and having been involved for many years now, I just wanted to explain what both programs are, and how honoured I […]

#012 – AutoCAD 2023 – REVIEW

(NOTE: new blog numbering sequence – ties into the Not Just CAD! LinkedIn newsletter here). Some of you may have noticed a lack of my annual write-up of the newest version of AutoCAD upon its release. In this case, AutoCAD 2023. Due to the big house move, March was an insane month involving classroom training […]

#015 – It’s All About The View (And The Viewers)

Welcome to another issue of Not Just CAD!, published in numerous forms; on the CADFMconsultants website, in the Not Just CAD! LinkedIn newsletter and on the Autodesk Community Voices page. I’ve been away from social media for some time, purely for personal reasons, but I’m happy to say that I’m back with the Not Just […]