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Allen Gager

MA2140: Deployment Strategies: An Expert Guide

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Completely remove previous versions of Autodesk software and cleanly and easily install the latest version
  • Unlock the secrets of working in harmony with IT and ensure that your deployments go smoothly
  • Get your deployments back on track if and when something goes wrong
  • Increase the efficiency of large software deployments and do it with less work

Description

Description

This open panel discussion focuses on the challenges we all face while rolling the latest and greatest version of Autodesk® software. Get inside tips on working in harmony with your IT crew. Find out the secrets to removing and cleaning up old software and getting around other common roadblocks to new version nirvana. No matter if you are an army of 1 or work in a colossal cube farm, this class has what you need to get your latest software up and running. Attendees are encouraged to share their challenges, solutions, tips, and tricks during this guided open discussion.

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD managers, IT staff, upper management, software deployment and management staff, and department managers

Speakers

Speakers

Allen Gager

Allen Gager is a design engineer and CAD manager. Allen has over twenty five years' experience using and customizing Autodesk products in a production environment, designing products in 3D since 1997. He has a proven record of accomplishment streamlining the design process. Allen is a popular Florida AMUG User Group speaker and AUGI national Inventor instructor. Allen has developed Inventor training material for CADLearning by 4D Technologies, is an Inventor Certified Professional and an Inventor of the Month recipient. Allen has focused much of his attention on the Vault family of products and directs his efforts toward helping others get the most from their Vault and Inventor investments.

Tim Bourdois

Tim has worked with Aluminum Curtainwall Systems since 2002 as an IT systems engineer and is currently their director for technology and development. He is responsible for all things IT at ACS including analysis and implementation of Autodesk® products, their integration into the organizational workflow and the integration of output data into their ERP system. He is involved with system design, software/hardware selection and acquisition, implementation, training, and cross application development; acting as a facilitator between application vendors. His current focus at ACS is the implementation and integration of ERP & Project Management/PLM within the organization. Tim has maintained an IT consulting company since 1994 (NetWise Computer Services) and specializes in system design & integration. He became a certified network specialist in 1986 and a certified NetWare Engineer in 1996 through Novell Inc.

Craig Breckenridge

Craig Breckenridge has been using Autodesk Products since the late 1980's and is the manger of engineering systems at Dynamic Structures. With a product line involving everything from telescopes to amusement rides, DSL specializes in complex projects that apear daunting at first look. Utilizing the suite of products from Autodesk, Craig has been able to develop a cohesive system that allows projects to move from concept design to on-site installation with minimal manual entry and management of data and design. With hobbies in the automotive and astronomical fields, Craig gets to put his daily workflow into practice and see the end result first hand.

Steve Hilvers

Steve has an Agricultural Engineering degree from The Ohio State University with an emphasis on design. He has been around the agricultural industry and Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. for most of his life. He resides in a small rural town in northwest Ohio where he was born and raised. Steve started on a drawing board in the late '80s and has over 24+ years of experience with Autodesk® products (starting with AutoCAD® 8, Mechanical Desktop, and now Inventor®). Over the last five years, he has taken on the implementation of data management, with the product of choice being Vault Professional. Steve also has several years of experience with rules writing for a product configurator of which he is one of two primary configuration programmers. He has also been heavily involved with implementing and integrating a new manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system with Vault Professional. Steve is an AU veteran and trusted Vault Subject Matter Expert.

James Parcell

KHS-USA, Inc, Senior Designer

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Published

  • 2013
  • MA2140
  • AU Las Vegas, I3D

Software

  • Product Design Suite

Topics

  • Product Design and Manufacturing