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Brad Vander Plas

UT10131-R: Peace in Our Time: Utopia in Utilities

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to navigate the multiple options out there to get what you want
  • Gain new insight on workflows and the software you are using
  • Learn about other programs and methods that can help you move forward
  • Learn how to build a network of like-minded professionals to go forth and conquer

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Description

Description

In our diverse world of multiple products, software systems, plug-ins, apps, and other technologies, it is more important than ever to maintain good workflows and processes into what we do every day. At Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), we use AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software, Infrastructure Mapping Server software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Vault Professional software in conjunction with a Custom-Built Oracle Customer Information System (CIS) to tie our AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software data together with Infrastructure Mapping Server software. This roundtable discussion is intended to get, give, and gain knowledge to create better workflows and become better prepared. There is no better place to discuss and learn than at Autodesk University where you are surrounded by your peers, technical gurus, expert consultants, and high-speed managers. We will discuss current Autodesk, Inc., products and how they can help cut through the labyrinth of information to get to that utopian goal of peace—through superior product, information, knowledge, and networking firepower.

Target Audience

Target Audience

End users, Managers, and Supervisors

Speakers

Speakers

Brad Vander Plas

Brad Vander Plas is the CAD/GIS Supervisor for Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is the 2nd time Brad is presenting at Autodesk University and his 7th AU. He progressed from drafting pre-cast concrete products, to a Designer, to GVEA as a CAD/GIS Technician before becoming the CAD/GIS Supervisor. At GVEA, he is responsible for maintaining the GIS for the 5973 square mile service area with over 2000 miles of primary distribution lines. He is also responsible for maintaining drawings of multiple Substations, Communication Sites, and facilities; as well as training and minor technical support for multiple users of Autodesk products and other GIS related software. Additionally, Brad is an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska – Community Technical College; teaching courses in Drafting, GIS, and AutoCAD.

Andy Morsell

This is Andy's 14th year presenting at Autodesk University! Andy is an Implementation Consultant in the Global Services, Americas Utilities and Telecom Consulting group at Autodesk®. He has more than 15 years of programming, customization, configuration, integration and management experience in the Autodesk® reseller, training, and developer communities. Prior to working in the GIS and CAD consulting fields, Andy worked in the civil, environmental, and geotechnical industry as a project engineer, and was involved in all phases of field data collection and design. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and master’s degree in geologic engineering, and is a registered civil engineer.

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Published

  • 2015
  • UT10131-R
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Utility Design

Industries

  • Utilities & Telecom
  • Oil & Gas

Topics

  • Electric and Gas Utilities
  • Geospatial