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I have been involved in CAD since the mid-70s which I can't even comprehend it myself. Over the years I've had the pleasure to work with many of the pioneering CAD systems but the one I liked the best (and still do) is, of course, MicroStation.
Way back in 1989 I wrote a little book titled Inside MicroStation originally published by OnWord Press. The book has remained in print since then and has sold over 50,000 copies. It is now in its 7th edition covering V8i. I'm always pleased and humbled when people recall that book. In a way, it is what defines me to this day.
I have since written a few other books about MicroStation and related topics but most, sadly, have gone out of print (MicroStation for AutoCAD Users, Managing and Networking MicroStation, various delta books.) However, all is not lost...
In 1995 I joined Bentley Systems to work with fellow Bentley colleagues to establish Bentley's new MicroStation Institute (later renamed the Bentley Institute), a training organization whose mission was - still is - assisting our users in mastering the use of Bentley products in a production environment.
I have held many positions within Bentley since the successful start of the Bentley Institute, all of them engaging, challenging and very rewarding. And it continues...
In my latest adventure here at Bentley, as the Social Media Manager for the company I loosely oversee the numerous Bentley and colleague social media activities and goings on. I consider myself more of a counselor or coach rather than a "manager" of these activities as I feel it is natural for most human beings to be social when given the chance.
When not writing or blogging I like to dabble in metal sculpture, home automation and just "build things." I like to say I was a Maker before it was cool!