#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 […]

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 […]


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

TEN QUESTIONS – Orphanage Guitars

Sometimes I get the opportunity to meet and talk to some very interesting people in the CAD world, and this year was no exception. This year, I met the Jonathon and Matt Harris, owners of Orphanage Guitars, at Autodesk University 2013 in Las Vegas. Orphanage Guitars are using the Autodesk Product Design Suite to its […]

Bon Jovi & Autodesk – The Spectacular Business!

OK, I know we need to continue with the Measuring Spaces in AutoCAD series, right? 🙂 However, I was working at an amazing event with Autodesk a week or so ago called WorldSkills 2011, which is basically the Olympics for vocational skills. I was one of the CAD Experts on the Autodesk booth and it […]

Autodesk shake things up with Design 8:16!

Some time ago, I mentioned AutoCAD for the Mac, which was pretty impressive back then. But now, personally, I think Autodesk have excelled themselves! Under the Design 8:16 initiative, we now not only have AutoCAD 2012 for Mac (with network licencing) but we now have AutoCAD LT2012 for Mac and a desktop version of AutoCAD […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 2

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE OK, so here we are for Part 2 of Measuring Areas in AutoCAD 2012. What I am going to show you is how to use the AREA command in AutoCAD and the good thing is that we already have polylines that have an area so there is no need to trace around […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 1

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE I work in Facilities Management (FM) on a regular basis, often working with proprietary Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) systems such as FM:Systems and ARCHIBUS. Now these systems are great and do many things to build a CAFM inventory linked to your CAD drawings. However, what I want to do here is […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Using the new ARRAY command

OK, so I’m slow on the uptake and didn’t realise there was a new version of AutoCAD out! [Just kidding] You couldn’t miss the 2012 releases this year – Autodesk have done a pretty good job of getting them everywhere! So, what is new in AutoCAD 2012? The ARRAY command is one of the new […]

Is the CAD classroom obsolete?

So, let’s ask that again…is the CAD classroom a thing of the past? I am an Autodesk Approved Instructor and AU Speaker so maybe I have a biased opinion here but no, I don’t think it is. The physical classroom still has its place but I think learning and training methodologies have adapted with the […]