Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Article on BIM

I found this article on BIM which gave a great overview on the subject. It appears to have been written a number of years ago but has been updated over the years.

Good reference for terminology and software.

Monday, July 05, 2010

AutoCAD Training Still

I started teaching AutoCAD in 1986, almost 25 years ago. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that there would still be a need for AutoCAD training in 2010. Thinking back, I figured that it would take about 5 years for everyone to learn and adapt to this new technology and that all schools would have no problem with students having at least this basic knowledge.

It's amazing for me to be still teaching adults about AutoCAD, and some of the newer and more fun softwares like 3ds Max and Revit. Sometimes though I can't get over it when I get a young student in a class who has not learned AutoCAD properly in their design courses.

The longevity of AutoCAD has been astounding. I purchased with my first computer a version of AutoCAD, Wordperfect, Lotus 123, and dbase.... Hmmmmm.... at least one was the right choice... :-)