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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Autodesk wants our help....

Hello everyone, I was asked to invite all of my loyal readers to the following. It is a great opportunity for all of us to join in and help shape the future of AutoCAD Electrical. I have attended in the past and they are pretty interesting and very informative.

We are looking for customers who would be interested in helping to shape future releases of AutoCAD Electrical by attending periodic webcasts. The primary objective of these meetings would be for you to work directly with the AutoCAD Electrical team to gather your requirements, input, and suggestions regarding potential product enhancements. Prior to the events, you would receive an invitation with the details of the meeting as well as a high level agenda of the topics that will be discussed during the meeting. Participation is completely voluntary, but in order to participate in these discussions, you will be required to first sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

If you are interested in participating in some of these meetings, please first complete the survey which you can access by clicking the link below:

Click Here

Here are some answers to questions you may be asking yourselves right now:

Q.) Where are these events held? Do I have to travel for them?
A.) These events are held via a webcast presentation and conference call, so there is no need to travel and all you would need is internet access and a telephone.

Q.) What is required of me if I attend one of these events?
A.) Nothing, other than sending the requested information, signing and sending back the NDA, and calling/logging into the presentation. These events are completely voluntary and if you are not interested in a particular topic, or are just too busy at the time of the meeting, that is fine, you don’t have to attend. You can just wait for the next topic and discussion to take place and attend that meeting if you are available.
Please keep in mind that our purpose of hosting these discussions is to help us ensure that we are meeting your needs with the potential product enhancements that are discussed.

Q.) Ok, so I don't have to attend every discussion that I receive an invitation for, but for those that I do, how much of my time will it take?
A.) We completely understand and respect how busy everyone is. Our goal for these events is to keep them to a 1 hour timeframe. Sometimes, the discussions may run over a little when many people have feedback they would like to provide, but we fully understand that not everyone may be able to
continue to participate past an hour. We want everyone who joins the discussions to feel free to voice their opinions and to provide their input during these discussions. Having an open environment for these discussion where everyone feels comfortable contributing can really help to drive
deeper discussion and discoveries and overall lead to a better solution for the potential product enhancements.

The AutoCAD Electrical team looks forward to hearing from you and to your
participation in these events!

Jared Bunch
Product Designer
Autodesk, Inc.

Thanks Rob Stein

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

AutoCAD Electrical 2009 Circuit Builder

Good morning. I realized it has been quite some time since I have posted when i tried to log in this morning. The bill for my blog site is due and I had forgotten my password.

As mentioned in the March user group I am posting the contents of the meeting to this site. You can download the files here. Download march_ug.zip This contains a sample project that I used, it also contains the customized Spreadsheet and the template circuit I used at the end of the demo.

I will be posting more later.