Here is this week's Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:
@iPinda - Edwards Twitter bio says "CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict" and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you'll discover that he's also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like Adding extra search paths to the Printer Configuration Search Path.
@envisioncad - The Envision Group has the great tag line of "SEE The CAD Possibilities"; I love that. They are all about "Empowering you with the ability to improve your efficiency and maximize your investment in CAD technology. MicroStation training, AutoCAD Civil 3D customization, InRoads training, and more!" Love that, too!
@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Checkout Edwin's AutoCAD competition, where he provided his e-books, batik arts (paintings) and batik shirts for the winners. Check out his The Batik Prizes have Arrived post.
@wkfd - WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the Review: Kung Fu Drafter Reviews AutoCAD Freestyle ... blog post.
@ryanpconnolly - Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren't we all though). He occasionally refers to me as "mr. colburn", which makes me laugh.
In my mind I'm his age, or younger, but the years do tend to add up after awhile.
@CADRelations - CAD Relations website is an "Engineers Online Portal" for CAD, Engineering, Architecture, Community, Motorsports and Design, including Autodesk and Bentley software, which they proudly shout from the rafters "that is what we love and live for!!" I love the passion that they bring to the industry. Check out their SolidWorks World 2010: Video Interviews and impressions Playbook, it's cool!
@Indydrafter - Bryan is a knowledgeable resource for CAD tips, tricks, jobs, news, and is "The Indypendent Autodesk Resource!" If you get a chance visit his website and blog, Indydrafter.com, which is chock-full-of Autodesk information. Do check out Bryan's AUGI ATP Course on Fields post.
@StevenPFusco - Steven is a neighbor, friend, and the Technology Guru behind SPF Technology, providing fast, courteous, and professional computer configuration and repair services. Knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of computer and IT technologies, Steven is my go-to-guy for everything technology. Besides that, he's a great guy, too!
@CaPLS8200 - Kevin is a fellow Professional Land Surveyor located in Fresno & Clovis, Calif, serving the Central San Joaquin Valley. He has experience in Private & Municipal Exp. Boundary, ALTA surveys and Construction surveys. All this is good, but in addition to all of that, he's a surveyor with a cowboy hat - I love that!
@CDSpaul- Paul is President of Carlson Desktop Solutions (CDS) which is a technology firm working to help professional land surveyors find faster ways to do things like layout, easier COGO, and "True Field-To-Finish Solutions. I recommend his Paul Carlson's Blog which has good information on using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Carlson Software. Check out his post on Remember when…., which addresses some common questions on 64-bit verses 34-bit operating systems as it relates to CAD Software.
@Eagle_Point -Eagle Point has been providing the AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions and services for over 25 years (disclosure: Eagle Point advertises on this site). For AEC, they offer desktop solutions that run on AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, including solutions for surveying, like their Surveyor' Companion for Civil 3D and other AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions.
@Brent_Jones - Global Marketing Manager Survey/Cadastre/Engineering at ESRI, High Accuracy GIS, Land Administration, GPS, Civil Engineering, Cadastre. This week Brent recommended reading and learning about the ArcGIS Online Community Maps Program. In addition to that, I recommend following Brent because of his unique qualifications and experience on both sides of the GIS /Land Surveying fence, so to speak.
@LivingRheum - I've saved the best for last - My wife Jo-Ann. Dedicated mother to our three boys, loyal and supportive wife to me, long-suffering surveyor's wife, business partner, wellness blogger about Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease, compassionate, smart as a tack, and willing to set me straight when need be. Jo-Ann, without a doubt, is the reason I am here today and is the "why" and the "how" I've become the man that I am. Thanks, babe! She writes a wonderful blog called LivingRheum, which you should visit. Read her Happy Mother’s Day post, which I'm glad she enjoyed, as she more than deserved this special day.
That's a wrap!
So there you go, this weeks Twitter Follow Friday Professional Land Surveyor recommendations. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, I'm @EricColburn. Have a great weekend and here's to seeing you on the web!