Have you heard that Autodesk has just released a new product? It’s called Civil and it is a scaled down version of Civil 3D. What’s it missing? Stormwater Analysis, Map3D and Land Desktop Companion. The pricing is more in tune with the Revit Suite of products. So, if you want to make the jump to a civil product and Civil 3D just seemed like too much, now you have a product just for you! Groovy!

Building Building Success

It’s that time of year again! Building Success is Microdesk’s quarterly reception where we bring together principals and executives from the AECOO firms in the Philadelphia area to help them connect with potential partners and consultants in their community and keep them abreast of important technology trends. Our keynote speaker is Max Zahniser and he will be speaking about Sustainable Design.

Right now I am busy sending out invitations and getting the event rolling! If you are in the Philadelphia area and haven’t already received an invitation, send me an email and I will be happy to get one over to you!

June 23, 2008 – 6:00 – 8:00 – The Hub, LLC

AIA Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday I went to the ribbon cutting for the AIA’s new Center for Architecture in Philadelphia. What a great gathering! It’s unbelievable how wonderful the space looks. I have to admit I am a little sad that they moved the bookstore from it’s previous location. It was in such close proximity to my office that I could go and peruse the books on my lunch hour. Unfortunately, the new location is a little too far for a lunchtime getaway.

Autodesk Trials

People are always requesting I send them trials.  These are probably the same people who are constantly talking about leaving a smaller carbon footprint.  Well guess what?  That smaller carbon footprint starts HERE!  That’s right, there’s no reason for me to send you more plastic– you can simply download the trial software off the Autodesk Web site!  How cool is that?  These are 30 day trials.  After 30 days they essentially become “viewers.”  This means you can open up drawings or models but you can’t save or print.

AutoCAD –

AutoCAD LT –

AutoCAD Architecture –

AutoCAD Civil 3D –

AutoCAD Map 3D –

AutoCAD Raster Design –

Revit Architecture –

Revit Structure –

Autodesk 3ds Max –

Autodesk 3ds Max Design –

Autodesk Combustion –

Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise –

Autodesk MapGuide Studio –

Autodesk NavisWorks –