Curt Moreno

Curt Moreno

Professional CAD Coordinator, Blogger, and Freelance Content Creator...

Location
Houston, Texas Area
Industry
Civil Engineering

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Curt Moreno's Overview

Current
  • Blogger and Freelance Content Creator at Kung Fu Drafter
  • Corporate CAD Coordinator at KSA Engineers, Inc
Education
  • University of Houston
  • Houston Community College
Connections

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Websites

Curt Moreno's Summary

I am a Certified AutoCAD Professional with over 20 years of CAD related experience. High value on deadline oriented delivery and adaptability. Strong focus on training, production management and CAD related writing skills. Aspiring to the development of successful online community, targeted training program and speaking at Autodesk University.

I am also a freelance writer, available for both print and online content assignments. I bring many years of writing experience and creativity to topics that are often considered dry or boring. My writing style is both casual and conversational displaying what I feel is a unique voice. To date I have been successful in technical arenas, but am also interested in a variety of other topics and genres.

Specialties:
Autodesk AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Map 3D
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Development of CAD Standards
Development of Training Materials
Network and Workstation Maintenance
Graphic Design
Photography
Video Capture and Editing
Presentation skills
Customer Relations
Supervisory Skills
Technical Support
Creative Writing
Project Management
Correspondence
Motivation
Public Speaking

Curt Moreno's Experience

Blogger and Freelance Content Creator

Kung Fu Drafter

April 2009Present (5 years 6 months) Houston, Texas Area

Following the success of Kung Fu Drafter as an online blog and resource I have begun to offer my content creation services to other publications. I have been fortunate enough to work with a number of very talented editors who have helped me to hone my unique voice and approach into a freelance service. Rather than limiting my focus to one technical topic, I work in a variety of areas bringing a subtle conversational tone to technical matters.

I have experience in both written and video content as well as public speaking. Recent projects include clients such as Autodesk, CADspeed, Cadalyst Magazine, HP, Lenovo and Leica Geosystems. I have several years of experience as a public speaker and trainer as well as a top-rated Autodesk University speaker. I am currently developing several projects and will entertain consultation for content creation for both technical and non-technical topics. I am open to projects as both by-line and a ghost writer.

Corporate CAD Coordinator

KSA Engineers, Inc

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Civil Engineering industry

December 1999Present (14 years 10 months) Sugar Land, Texas

I provide CAD-related support for a group of civil engineering professionals across 9 offices. I provide tech support for internal and external clients as well research and recommend and deploy CAD software purchases. Also primarily responsible for development of corporate-wide training, standards and implementation of new production methodology. In order to accomplish these tasks I work closes with division managers, project managers and top-seated management in our corporation.

I began my career here as a contract drafter, on a 6-month project. I then moved on to a full-time position, assisted in opening a new office, became CAD manager and then worked with management to develop the position of Corporate CAD Coordinator.

Curt Moreno's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Education
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • ASPCA

Curt Moreno's Skills & Expertise

  1. AutoCAD
  2. CAD
  3. AutoCAD Civil 3D
  4. Civil 3D
  5. Photoshop
  6. Autodesk Software
  7. Blogging
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. 3D
  11. Project Management
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Topographic Surveys
  14. Grading
  15. Creative Writing
  16. Video Editing
  17. Road
  18. Site Development
  19. Land Development
  20. Map 3D
  21. Supervisory Skills
  22. Technical Training
  23. Web Content
  24. Content Writing
  25. AutoCAD Drafting
  26. Web Video
  27. After Effects
  28. Sound Editing
  29. Website Building
  30. Videography
  31. Surveying
  32. Civil 3D Drafing
  33. Staff Training
  34. Remote Technical Support
  35. Remote Troubleshooting
  36. Remote User Support
  37. White Papers
  38. Training Material
  39. Webinars
  40. Online Moderation
  41. Feature Articles
  42. Magazine Articles
  43. Articles
  44. Social Media
  45. Social Media Marketing
  46. Meeting Planning
  47. Leading Meetings
  48. Reviews
  49. Creative Problem Solving
  50. Creative Writer

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Curt Moreno's Publications

  • Is Your Business Idea a Good One? Take These 2 Tests to Find Out.

    • Line \\ Shape \\ Space
    • June 4, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Quick: What is the single most important factor in business? Did you name a product? Did you say “money”? Maybe you said “customers.” If what you said was not “ideas,” then you lose today’s 25-cent question! Whether you are a sole proprietor, a small partnership, or even a burgeoning corporation, when it comes to business, the “idea” is the seed from which all else grows.

  • Put on Your Implementation Hat

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • May 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Curt Moreno encourages you to "Put on Your Implementation Hat" and plan, wisely and well, for a successful AutoCAD 2015 launch. And this is just the beginning in an issue packed with implementation strategies.

  • 3 Tips to Unlock Good Business Ideas and Further Your Small Firm’s Success

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • April 24, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    One of the most valuable assets that any company can have is a deep well of creative people generating worthwhile ideas from which to develop services, products, and even new businesses.

  • 5 Small-Business Tips for Hiring the Right People: Taking (On) One for the Team

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • April 18, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Congratulations! You are a successful small-business owner who took the leap and struck out on your own. It was scary and there have been plenty of late nights working alone, but now your business is gaining momentum and you need help. That means it is time to put on your hiring hat and grow your staff’s headcount.

  • Employee Trust: 3 Methods to Capture, Maintain, and Rebuild It

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • April 12, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Trust is the glue that holds all of society together, and it plays an important role in the smooth operation and growth of any company. However difficult it may be to earn the trust of your employees, it can be doubly difficult to regain trust once it is lost. However, trust must be regained, or its loss will begin a growing situation that will hamper all the potential growth of your company.

  • Know Your Business Competitors: 3 Ways It Can Help Your Business Grow

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • April 5, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    “In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running; if you stand still, they will swallow you.”—Victor Kiam

  • Timing Really Is Everything: 3 Tips for Meeting Deadlines

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • April 2, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Today’s hyper-competitive marketplace has design firms in an ever-tightening project cycle, and project delivery is an everyday concern for hundreds of thousands of small businesses. Around the country, architectural, civil, and other design firms are working harder to deliver better-quality designs in less time. Needless to say, this situation makes meeting deadlines increasingly important.

  • Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • March 10, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So you have decided to get into the interesting world of AutoCAD® design and drafting? Perhaps you are a young person, just out of the traditional education path and want to begin your first career. Perhaps you are a more mature person graduating from a non-traditional education path or you are just changing careers. Whatever your situation, a career as a CAD professional can be creative and fulfilling.

  • 3 Ways to Stop the Meeting Plague and Improve Productivity

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • March 1, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    There is a plague… a pandemic that has run wild in the business world and threatens to infect any business where creative design processes meet the bureaucratic processes of “business as usual.” It is an insidious infection that enters the systems, riding piggyback on infectious vectors that should promote productivity and production. The plague is called “The Meeting,” and you have probably already had your close calls with it.

  • Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • February 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Are you a brand new AutoCAD user? A seasoned pro getting started with Revit? A manufacturing veteran but an Inventor novice? Whether you’re just getting started, or starting over, the February 2014 issue of AUGIWorld delivers tips to help you advance.

  • The Big Buy-In: 3 Tips to Improve Employee Satisfaction

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • January 13, 2014
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    It seems like everyone is talking about getting the all-important “buy-in” from someone these days. Whether it is your client, public stakeholders, or even your partners, if you do not have their buy-in, then you could be in trouble. The problem is that too few people actually understand what buy-in is, and even the ones that do understand often forget what may be the most important group to have buy-in from: your employees.

  • Tell It Like It Is: 4 Tips for Effective Communication with Your Boss

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • December 27, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    In nearly every architecture, engineering, or design office there is a drafting room where someone is thinking or saying something along the lines of, “He has no idea how long something like this takes to do!” One of the chief complaints in any design field where “design” is separated from “production” is that the other side of the process does not understand how long certain tasks take.

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • December 19, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    First Look Review: Hybrid device offers practicality of a laptop and convenience of a tablet on a Windows 8 platform that’s powerful enough to support CAD.

  • Focus on Trainers

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • December 11, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Whether you are new to the CAD industry or you are a seasoned professional looking to expand your skill set, you will most likely seek out training of one sort of another. Of course, in order to learn something new, you have to have someone to learn from and that means you will be working with a trainer. But have you ever wondered how people move from the position of “student” to “trainer”? Perhaps you have even considered becoming a trainer yourself, but you are not sure where to begin.

  • Go Team! 3 Tips to Building Teamwork Among Employees

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • November 12, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    The sports industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry that exists on a massive scale in countries across the globe. Whether you are referring to baseball teams, basketball teams, or rugby teams, they all share one very obvious trait: They rely on teamwork.

  • 3 Easy Tips to Get Started Marketing Your Small Business

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • November 9, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Marketing is a fact of small-business life and should not be avoided. In fact, you may find that facing your marketing fears is the best strategy for your small business to succeed. Once you do, you may begin to see that there are some marketing opportunities that are not only simple and economical, but also quite effective.

  • The AutoCAD Rainbow

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • November 8, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    When you are a long-time CAD professional and AutoCAD® user in a position where you provide support to others, every phone call can bring something new to you. Maybe the phone will ring and someone will need help using AutoCAD to create a design for a life-saving medical device. Or maybe the phone will ring and someone will need help designing the next great design for front end suspension on a luxury car. Or maybe it is a first-time user calling with a question that you’ve never even heard before. Unfortunately, it is most likely going to be someone asking you the same question that you have been asked 10,000 before.

  • Enough Guessing: 3 Tips to Make More Accurate Project Cost Estimates

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • October 11, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    When you are in the business of offering creative and intellectual services, it quickly becomes apparent that not all projects are created equally.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons: 4 Business Lessons from the Kid with a Lemonade Stand

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • October 1, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Summer is at an end, and here in the south, that means it’s almost time to say goodbye to 104-degree days and sweltering nights. Sadly, that also means we have to say goodbye to one more summertime fixture: the neighborhood kid with a lemonade stand.

  • Employing the Right Hiring Practices

    • AUGIWorld
    • October 1, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Common to every engineering, architecture, and design office across the world there is one sore spot. It isn’t office locations, capital investments, or software migration strategies, though those can all be headaches. For the purposes of this article, we are talking about finding and bringing on new CAD drafting talent.

  • You’re Fired! 5 Tips to End a Client Relationship

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • September 15, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Abraham Lincoln was once quoted as saying, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Anyone who has been in business can probably attest to that.

  • Client Solutions: 5 Steps to Get to the Heart of the Matter

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • July 31, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    “Be part of the solution, not part of the problem”: It’s advice so old and commonplace that surely it must have originated in some ancient fortune cookie.

  • It’s Not You, It’s Me: 5 Methods to Recognize and Resolve Problems With Clients

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • July 15, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    “It’s not you, it’s me” are words you’ve heard a thousand times in a hundred different romantic comedies. Of course in real life, you know that “It’s not you, it’s me” really means “It’s you.” But in business, it’s important to investigate any time there is a client complaint. Unlike Steve Jobs’ famous email telling an iPhone 4 user to “Just avoid holding it in that way,” the small-business owner has to show more understanding.

  • Contex IQ 4490

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • June 20, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    First Look Review: High-quality 44" wide-format scanner makes it fast and easy to digitize documents.

  • It’s Just Business: 5 Tips to Solve Client Issues

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • June 13, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    When a client becomes angry, it can become a difficult situation for everyone involved. The client has expectations that, for whatever reason, they feel have not been met. This can—and often does—lead to a confrontation between client and vendor. It is no coincidence that dealing with these situations is at the top of every business person's list of questions. So we are continuing our in-depth examination of our 5 Steps to Dealing with "Difficult" Clients with our second step, It's Just Business.

  • Happy Clients: 5 Listening Tips for Better Conflict-Resolution Management

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • May 16, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    In my previous article, I quickly touched on five tried-and-true methods for dealing with “difficult” clients. Sometimes a brief list of steps can come in handy when you are in a pinch. However, the truth is that those five points are far too important for a mere sentence or two in a list. Therefore, we will begin examining each of these in more depth, beginning with “Listen.” Why is listening such an important part of conflict-resolution management?

  • Keep Calm, Move On: 5 Steps for Handling “Difficult” Clients

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • May 1, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Whether you are a freelancer or the head of a small organization, you have clients. If you are a people person and have good relationships with your clients, then the client-vendor relationship can be a great one. Still, there will always be a small percentage of clients with whom your relationship is less than great. Too often we call these clients “difficult.” But there is more to a tense client-vendor relationship than name-calling.

  • Project Management: 7 Best Practices of Well-Timed Production

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • March 29, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Congratulations. You’ve been working hard to create the sort of relationships that bring long-lasting clients to your business. Now your many labors are bearing fruit—lots of fruit, and that means that the jobs are quickly rolling in through the front door. Now you’ve got to tackle the hard part: getting the work done and delivered.

  • Monitors for CAD

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • March 21, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Cadalyst Labs Report: Before you make your next monitor purchase, learn how to choose options that will meet your needs and take a look at six current models that we put through their paces in Cadalyst Labs.

  • 5 Tips for Hunting Down New Clients

    • Line // Shape // Space - Autodesk
    • March 1, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Whether you’re a civil engineer designing a water-treatment plant, interior designer outfitting a modern loft space, or plumber battling with exploding pipes, one thing is certain: You are in the business of being in business. And small-business success requires some hustling to find new clients and keep projects coming your way.

  • Smart AutoCAD Installs

    • AUGIWorld Magazine
    • January 21, 2013
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    It is hard to believe, but 2012 is nearly over and by the time you read this, 2013 will be even closer! With the new year looming so near plenty of CAD professionals are writing resolutions for the new year that include those chores we all try to put off. You know the ones I’m talking about. The list that includes the bittersweet task of upgrading all of your users to the latest release of AutoCAD®!

  • HP Compaq L2311c Notebook-Docking Monitor

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • September 7, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    First Look Review: Well-designed monitor offers more screen real estate and power for mobile users.

  • Preview of the HP Z1 CAD Workstation

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • August 30, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Take a personal tour of the HP Z1 workstation with Curt Moreno. The HP Z1 is the world's first all-in-one workstation with a 27" (diagonal) display that snaps open to let you swap out parts and make upgrades. No tools required. (Sponsored by the HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation, http://www.hp.com/z1.)

  • NEC MultiSync EA243WM

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • July 6, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    First Look Review: LED-backlit 24” LCD monitor offers energy efficiency, professional features, and good design.

  • Why Did You Hire Me?

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • February 21, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    How clearly a manager communicates a worker’s responsibilities can affect everything from morale to company success.

  • WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 4: Secure Your WiFi Network

    • CADSpeed
    • January 26, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Then we explained how to get your wireless network… uh… wired up and helped you decide the right WiFi format for you. Now let’s talk about security.

  • WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 3: Choosing a WiFi Format

    • CADSpeed
    • January 24, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Then we explained how to get your wireless network… uh… wired up. Now we’ll help you decide the right WiFi format for you.

  • WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 2: Setting Up a WiFi Network

    • CADSpeed
    • January 19, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Now we’ll explain how to get your wireless network… uh… wired up.

  • WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 1: WiFi-G and WiFi-N

    • CADSpeed
    • January 17, 2012
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So the whole world has gone mobile. Where we once had been tethered to our desks, chained for productivity’s sake, we are now free to roam the corporate wilderness. People are grabbing their tablets and laptops and running out the door to continue working at the job site, in coffee shops, and from home. And thanks to the wonders of wireless networking, you can keep right on working just about anywhere you go.

  • Autodesk Unveils Three AutoCAD Offerings Made for Mac

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • August 18, 2011

    Expanding on last year's reintroduction of AutoCAD to the Mac platform, the company releases full, LT, and WS versions.

  • Event Report: Hexagon 2011

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • June 24, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    The inaugural gathering shapes diverse conferences and technologies into a single event that showcases the broad reach of metrology.

  • A CAD Manager’s Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Part 2

    • CADSpeed
    • June 21, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    The first post in this series discussed upgrade procedures under various organizational structures. Now, we dive into prioritizing upgrades. One thing is certain: as long as CAD software increases in power there will always be a need for upgrading and replacing CAD workstations.

  • A CAD Manager’s Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Part 1

    • CADSpeed
    • June 16, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    It is that time of the year again when summer is in full effect and the fiscal year is well under way. The new releases of your favorite software programs are starting to roll in and you cannot wait to get them all installed. But, are you sure that your hardware is up to the task of all that new software? Will your current workstation have enough RAM? Will that old video card be enough to create the shiny 3D images on the developer’s website? As the CAD manager, these are all things that need consideration. So, exactly how do you go about the process of deciding what hardware needs to be replaced, who gets new workstations and what do you do with the old hardware?

  • I Am Drafter!

    • Cadalyst Magazine
    • May 27, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Assume any job title you want; just don't forget your roots in a vital and respectable craft.

  • How Advances in Mobility Technology Will Affect the CAD Workplace, Part 2

    • CADSpeed
    • May 26, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    In my last post, I theorized how advances in mobility technology will affect the CAD workplace. Now, what are these wandering CAD minstrels going to work on? Oh, that is the beauty of it all.

  • How Advances in Mobility Technology Will Affect the CAD Workplace, Part 1

    • CADSpeed
    • May 25, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So let’s face it, we’re all somewhat lazy. In fact, there are arguments out there that, as a species, we are lazier now than at any point in human history. And, as long as we are being scientific, there is even a physiological explanation having to do with the “lizard brain” to explain why we are lazy. Whether any of that falls more on side of science or fiction, I don’t know. What I do know is that CAD is not really what you would call a full contact sport.

  • Is Your Hardware Preventing Your CAD Software from Reaching Its Potential?

    • CADSpeed
    • May 5, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Let’s play a simple mental game. I promise, it won’t take long at all.

    I want you to pretend that I gave you two objects. One is a gallon container of milk. The other is a 3 ounce Dixie Cup. Next I will ask you a question “Is it possible for that cup to hold the entire contents of that container of milk?” Naturally you would look at me like I was an idiot. “No, of course not” would be the answer.

  • Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 3: Selling to the Boss

    • CADSpeed
    • September 8, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So far, we’ve covered the advantages of upgrading a 64-bit operating system for Civil 3D and other CAD applications as well as the benefits in non-CAD tasks also.

  • Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 2: Non-CAD Tasks

    • CADSpeed
    • September 7, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    We’ve been discussing Civil 3D and other CAD applications up to this point. But the average CAD workstation has to do so much more than CAD. Well if you are running a 64-bit operating system you are going to see benefits in these non-CAD tasks also.

  • Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Part 1: The Benefits

    • CADSpeed
    • September 1, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    I am going to make this THE shortest and easiest tech blog post you’ve ever read: Go install Windows 7 64-bit on your Civil 3D workstation. Now!

  • Set Up an Online Backup System for Your CAD Data, Part 1

    • CADSpeed
    • July 14, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Fire. Hurricane. Theft. Tornado. Grape juice. Electrical surge. Really when you get down to it there is no end to the list of disastrous events that can beginning of the end of your workstation’s hard drive. That may seem pretty obvious, but what may not be as obvious is that there is no end to the dangers that your data must face also! Whether you are a corporate giant or a freelancing CAD professional, the danger is really the same. Any day could be the day that you lose your valuable data!

  • A CAD Manager’s Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Part 2

    • CADSpeed
    • June 21, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    The first post in this series discussed upgrade procedures under various organizational structures. Now, we dive into prioritizing upgrades. One thing is certain: as long as CAD software increases in power there will always be a need for upgrading and replacing CAD workstations.

  • A CAD Manager’s Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Part 1

    • CADSpeed
    • June 16, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    It is that time of the year again when summer is in full effect and the fiscal year is well under way. The new releases of your favorite software programs are starting to roll in and you cannot wait to get them all installed. But, are you sure that your hardware is up to the task of all that new software? Will your current workstation have enough RAM? Will that old video card be enough to create the shiny 3D images on the developer’s website? As the CAD manager, these are all things that need consideration. So, exactly how do you go about the process of deciding what hardware needs to be replaced, who gets new workstations and what do you do with the old hardware?

  • How Advances in Mobility Technology Will Affect the CAD Workplace, Part 2

    • CADSpeed
    • May 26, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    In this vision of the future that I have, mobile CAD applications and platforms will pop up everywhere. Today your CAD workstation weighs about, what … 15 pounds? What if it weighed one pound? What if it weighed less than pound? With current tablet technology, that is precisely what a mobile CAD station weighs! Imagine a future where technology brings us interfaces that are just a screen and no thicker or perhaps screens that fold or roll up for storage.

  • How Advances in Mobility Technology Will Affect the CAD Workplace, Part 1

    • CADSpeed
    • May 25, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So let’s face it, we’re all somewhat lazy. In fact, there are arguments out there that, as a species, we are lazier now than at any point in human history. And, as long as we are being scientific, there is even a physiological explanation having to do with the “lizard brain” to explain why we are lazy. Whether any of that falls more on side of science or fiction, I don’t know. What I do know is that CAD is not really what you would call a full contact sport.

  • Is Your Hardware Preventing Your CAD Software from Reaching Its Potential?

    • CADSpeed
    • May 5, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    Let’s play a simple mental game. I promise, it won’t take long at all.

    I want you to pretend that I gave you two objects. One is a gallon container of milk. The other is a 3 ounce Dixie Cup. Next I will ask you a question “Is it possible for that cup to hold the entire contents of that container of milk?” Naturally you would look at me like I was an idiot. “No, of course not” would be the answer.

  • CAD Management: Managing More Than Just CAD

    • AUGIWorld
    • April 2, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So it has come to this. After years of hard work and being a team player, you are the new CAD manager! You have finally moved into a position where you can help your coworkers have a better workplace and you can start to make a difference. Let the old regime of terror and cruelty be forgotten and make room for your new regime of terror and cruelty. Well, maybe a little less terror and a lot less cruelty. There’s a new CAD manager on the block!

  • Set Up an Online Backup System for Your CAD Data, Part 3 – The Enterprise Solution

    • CADSpeed
    • January 21, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So we established that you need an online backup system for your CAD data, then we gave you some suggestions for solutions if you are a freelancer or small business owner. But what if you work for (or own) a company that is a large CAD service provider?

  • Set Up an Online Backup System for Your CAD Data, Part 2 – The Freelancer and the Small Business Owner

    • CADSpeed
    • January 20, 2011
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    So maybe you think that you don’t need a dedicated backup routine because you are just doing CAD work on the side. You are the part-time freelancer with only a few jobs on your drive. But data of any kind is important, especially if it belongs to a client. Backing up for the freelancer does not have to be complicated.

  • AU 2010: Personal Perspective

    • AUGIWorld
    • December 30, 2010
    Authors: Curt Moreno

    If there is one thing in life I love to do it is pack my bags up for adventure. Whether it be a long-planned epic journey or a short jaunt down the street, if we are going someplace you can count me in! So naturally you can imagine how much I look forward to tossing my unmentionables into the suitcase and heading off into the desert to that oasis of temptation. That’s right I am talking about Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event that brings me there each year, Autodesk University (AU).

Curt Moreno's Certifications

  • AutoCAD 2011 Certified Professional

    • Autodesk

Curt Moreno's Education

University of Houston

19931995

Houston Community College

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