For regular attendees AU 2017 in Las Vegas, NV starts today. If you work for Autodesk or are a developer, the odds are AU 2017 is one or even more days old. You could be already bleary-eyed and foot sore. This year AU is at the Venetian not at the MGM Grand. Been there. Done That. Don’t need a scooter.
Enjoy yourself. I always do. My favorite part of Autodesk University has always been the wealth of people with different experience you meet and interact with. Ok. Speaking to cheering crowds as a regular AU Speaker can be fun now and then. These days I could live and work for a couple of weeks in old AU Speaker shirts.
Truth be told, the initial concept of the Framework for Civil 3D began over a beer at an AU many years ago. It is tough to say no to good customers. This might once again prove that free beer is responsible for the rise of civilization.
Spread the Secret of the Framework for Civil 3D
If you are a Framework for Civil 3D customer, remember to tell all the other Civil 3D users you meet about the Framework. If you don’t who will? Certainly not Autodesk or most of the Autodesk Resellers. They have their own understandable marketing and sales agendas.
The Advantage of Framework and Teamwork
I know. It’s tough. No one wants to give away the tremendous competitive advantage gained by employing the best Civil 3D templates; the in-depth Civil 3D Styles library; the integrated resources; and powerful Spreadsheet Tools delivered in the latest Release 7 in Jump Kit.
I’ve Been Tied to the Whipping Post
Thank you to the Allman Brothers Band for their breakout hit. Dicky and Duane in the grain. The initial release was in early November 1969.
You’ll probably find people will whine about issues with Civil 3D that you don’t quite understand. They still struggle with the nasty, picky, and silly details. You rarely experience that junk in your daily work. Please recall that once upon a time you did.
Some say that the Civil 3D Diva is a dominatrix in spandex and leather. It is easy to forget the pain.
You put down the shovel and climbed out of the ditch. Give ‘em a hand up. It’s the kind thing to do.
They Might Find You Deplorable
I know. I’m sorry.
Most Civil 3D geeks and even regular folks won’t believe you when you rave about the Framework. They cannot conceive that a product as affordable as the Framework, that contains no code, and works great in multiple releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D is even possible. Generic Civil 3D templates can be a joke. Don’t remind them that might be exactly what they do all day instead of project work.
Is Discontinuous Innovation Real?
Such a superpower engine of Civil 3D customization coupled with InstantOn production capability for Civil 3D users is unthinkable. The magic is inconceivable. This must be fake news or marketing hype.
Ok. They’ve probably been Autodesk customers for years and years. Such cynical disbelief is understandable.
You had an Ah Ha moment.
That has yet to happen to them.