I was planning on putting up the next Sheet Set Manager video today, but my hard drive died yesterday morning and I won't be able to retrieve my backups until tomorrow. :-( But hey, at least I have backups!
Since the (temporary) loss of my PC means I'm working on my Mac this week, I thought I'd fill in with a post on my trip last week, where I had the pleasure of meeting with several of our channel partners and presenting at a few customer events on AutoCAD for Mac.
The first pair of events was in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, put on by CADKoop and iFactors.
They had a great crowd, very interested in AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS. They were also kind enough to let me present in English. :-)
The technical demo in Rotterdam was handled by Harold Weistra, an author and trainer. Although his presentation was in Dutch, a lot of AutoCAD terms are close to or the same as their English equivalents, so I had fun following along. Harold also gave me a copy of his latest book:
If you speak Dutch (or just like collecting AutoCAD things in different languages), you can find more info about it on Harold's website: http://www.caddesign.nl
CADkoop also had one of the best giveaways I've seen in a while:
Notice anything funny about it? No? How about now:
Oops, I broke it!
Yep, it's a chocolate iPad. The text translates as "This appetizing iPad brought to you by CADkoop and iFactorsPro." Very clever, and I think much appreciated by the attendees.
The third event I attended was in Antwerp, with our partner Switch. Here's my colleague Runar giving the Autodesk overview.
It was great to see the interest in the new features in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, and of course AutoCAD WS was a big hit too. (The real-time collaboration demo always gets some oohs and aahs.)
All in all, it was a busy week but extremely valuable. Feedback from users is always great to have.
And it's good to be home again...but I hope my new hard drive shows up soon!