Man it’s been a crazy few weeks. Things are extra busy in the Autodesk Plant World. The month started with Digital Plant in Houston (the conference formerly known as Daratech). There we hosted a cocktail event taglined “Great Software* *Free Beer*. Of course it was a hit!
Digital Plant was followed by North American Plant Reseller training in Las Vegas. Then last week I, along with several colleagues, traveled to London for a test drive on the Plant 3D 2011 Beta 1 software. Now we’re in Munich preparing to do a test drive here. Tuesday we head to the Netherlands for one more test drive before finally heading home.
The test drive in London went very well. We had in attendance 9 clients who gave us a heap of feedback on what our British users expect out of the software. We ran the test drive on a mixed metric project and uncovered a few interesting quirks that our USA users would likely never encounter. This is exactly why we do these test drives now on beta software – at this point we still have a chance to address issues before release. Hopefully tomorrow’s session here in Germany goes as well.
Plant 3D 2011 is codenamed “Hadrian”, so I spent a bit of my free time in London seeking out a statue of Hadrian. Here is one of Hadrian & me in the British Museum. There is other bust of Hadrian in the museum, but that one had a gaping hole in it’s head, so I of course prefer this one.