• Adobe Acrobat Reader updated

     I got a notification this morning that Adobe Acrobat reader has bee updated. This is a new version of Acrobat Reader and it has a new interface.  Like the earlier versions of Acrobat , it allows you to open and save PDF’s, annotate them , and mark them. But it…

  • Continuing Education (CPD) for Your Vectorworks Training

    Many professional organisations require you to carry on Continuing Education, or Continuing Professional Development, to maintain your skill level. Clients often ask if the Vectorworks training they do through this website or through face-to-face training can be used for these Continuing Education (CPD) credits. The short answer is yes.

  • Book Review – The Tipping Point

    The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of…

  • Book Review – Inbound Marketing

    Instead of bulk emails or called calling, what about using Inbound Marketing to get potential customers to contact you? I have read this book several times and it is really helping me to understand social media for marketing. Traditional “outbound” marketing methods like cold-calling, email blasts, advertising and direct mail…

  • Do IT Pros Recommend Macintosh?

    I had to laugh when I read this blog post. For many years I have been arguing with IT pros about the differences between Windows and Mac. In my office I use both systems, but I find the Macintosh easy to use. In this blog post the argument is that…

  • 3D Printing – “The first truly consumer 3D printer”

    I have been following 3D printing for a few years now. 3D printing has been around for several years. When I first started following 3D printing, the printers were extremely expensive ($30K). But I always thought that the 3D printers would become like the laser printers of the past. When…

  • Phishing Email from Apple

    Watch out for this phising email. It looks like it is from Apple, but if you look at the link address you can clearly see that it is one of those rat-bags that wants to steal from you.  

  • Apple Has Released New MacBook Pros : Updated

    Apple has released new MacBook Pro computers with new integrated graphics. They look really powerful and you can read all about them here. The reports on the graphics are impressive as well, but which one is recommended for Vectorworks?

  • Should you Upgrade to OS X.9 Mavericks

    Last week Apple announced the new version of its operating system, called Mavericks. The temptation is to install it right away, it looks so cool and it has so many new features. But take care. I have been seeing reports from Vectorworks users that they are having trouble running Vectorworks 2011….

  • Evernote Post-It Notes

    I like creating Post-it notes and sticking them into the books that I am reading, for keeping reminders, for making updates in my manuals,  recording ideas for blogs, etc. The problem is that I end up with Post-it notes all over the place. But I found out recently that Evernote…

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