An Award Winning Class at Autodesk University 2015

This year was my 10th consecutive year teaching at Autodesk University and a very busy one for me teaching an all-time high of 5 classes and assisting in another.  It was another great year for AU with roughly 10,000 CAD professionals in attendance eager to learn; it not only had quantity but the quality of the event from the classes and presenters, to the exhibit hall, evening events and staff all were top notch.

But for me the highlight of the event came a couple weeks after it was over when I received news that I won the speaker award for Best Hands-On Lab for my class, A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D.  The award is based on reviews from people that attended the class and I feel very honored to receive it.  With over 700 classes taught by many of the best instructors in the world and leaders in their field it really is quite humbling to be singled out.

While Autodesk records many of the classes at AU and makes them available online, they do not record labs.  However, if you are interested in the topic you can get the book this class is based on.  Even if you attended the class in person there are many more hours of material in the book that we would just never have time for in a 90 minute lab at AU.

We have several versions of the book available:

If you are using an older version or if you just want to save some money and get an older version of the book we have them at a great discount through the end of February 2016.

Finally, I’d also like to thank my great lab assistants; Brian Glidden, Brian Hailey, Sam Lucido, Tony Carcamo, and Sean Hulbert for their help at AU this year.  With 90 people in a hands-on lab the class wouldn’t be the same without them.

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