AEC, AMD, BIM, Dell, Desktop, Intel, Laptop, VDC, VR, WFH

LaptopšŸ’» vs DesktopšŸ–„ WFH Edition

Like many (most) people I have been working from home for the last couple of years. However, unlike most, this was my plan, as when I started at BIM Track in January 2020 I was hired as a full-time remote worker. Now the other side of that plan back in January 2020 was that I would be doing lots of travel to conferences and tradeshows worldwide to talk about BIM, AEC workflows and of course BIM Track…well that didn’t really play out as expected. Nevertheless, this combination of full-time WFH and travel was why I was given a laptop as my work computer, but in hindsight maybe a desktop would have been a better call?

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Digital Built Week Americas 2022 – A Recap

From June 14th to June 16th, 2022 DBEI held their Digital Built Week Americas event in Anaheim California, USA at the Anaheim Convention Center.

This was the first BILT event in North America since 2019 in Seattle, and only the 2nd BILT event since the BILT Europe 2019 event in October 2019 (The first being BILT ANZ 2021, in March 2022). The convention center is right across the street from Disneyland, and there were signs all around šŸ˜œ

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Digital Built Week Americas 2022 | Abstract Deadline EXTENDED!

If you are thinking of submitting to BILT NA, BCS, Data Day, or DTS (all the events of DBW Americas 2022) you have been given an extension to get your abstract(s) in. It is true the folks at DBEI have extended the deadline until Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. Keep reading for some helpful tips on submitting today!

Click HERE to submit yours now.

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AEC, BIM, Dynamo, Revit

DoC Event #011 ā€“ Estimation, Procurement, Automation & Dynamo Oh My!

This is a joint event with DoE


Date:Ā Wednesday, June 30th, 2021Ā Ā 

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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AEC, AU, AU 2021, Autodesk, BIM

Virtual AU 2021 – Submissions Closed, Voting Open!

It is that time of year again, where you see lots of posts on LinkedIn and Twitter with people sharing the class, or classes they have submitted for Autodesk University 2021. That’s right its voting time again, your chance to help shape that #AU2021 will look like! This year the voting ends on May 12th, only 12 days after the submissions closed, so better be quick to let your voice be heard. You can review all of the submitted session for this year Virtual AU HERE.

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AEC, BIM, C#, Coding, Dynamo, Python, Revit

DoC Event #010 ā€“ Virtual Panel Discussion with Parallax Team

This is a joint event with DoE

Date:Ā Wednesday, March 24th, 2021Ā Ā 

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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AEC, AECO, AU, AU 2020, Autodesk, BIM

AU 2020 – Going Virtual

It is that time of year again, seeing old friends that you haven’t seen since last year, bright lights, lots of music, even more walking…yes Autodesk University is in the air! Of course, with it be 2020 nothing will normal and we won’t all be gathered together in Las Vegas next week. This year AU is going virtual, starting Nov. 17th and going until Nov. 20th and it is FREE for everyone! You can still register HERE.

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AECO, Autodesk, BIM, Expert Elite

Autodesk Expert Elite

This week I was honored to be invited to join the Autodesk Expert Elite Program.

The program itself is really about the AECO community and those within it helping others but sharing knowledge and experience.

The Expert Elite program recognizes customers around the world who contribute to the Autodesk Community by sharing their product knowledge, best practices and expertise. By acting as leaders and being actively involved, Expert Elites help our customer community to thrive.

From the Autodesk Expert Elite Page

Yesterday BIM Track congratulated me on my achievement and shared the news with the industry.

This is when it really hit me the amazing group of people from the AECO and BIM world I had just joined as part of this program. There was “welcome to the team” messages and thumbs-ups from likes of Kimberly Fuhrman, Deepak Maini, Jarod Schultz, Rina Sahay, John Pierson, Daniel Stine, Jonathan Hand, Jason Boehning, Purvi Irwin and Marcello Sgambelluri to name a few. So I really hope I can do my part to help the community in just a small way to be worthy of this group!

If you know someone out there that you think should be part of the Autodesk Expert Elite program you can nominate them using the link below:

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