Design Your Ideal CAD System


Design Your Ideal CAD System – a Card Storm with Rhiannon Gallagher of Action Engineering and Andrew Faix and Steven Trudeau of Autodesk

What if you were in charge of designing your own CAD system? What would you include? What challenges would you solve?

And now for something completely different . . .

Join the Action Engineering and Autocad User Experience teams in a fun and fast-paced session unlike anything we’ve ever done at CIC . . .

What if you were in charge of CAD system design? What features would you include that you can’t find today? What drives you crazy? How would you want to improve things? Where are the challenges for your team? This session is run as a series of small group brainstorming activities that put you and your colleagues in the driver’s seat, giving you a chance to vent your frustrations, share your struggles, and learn from each other and from user experience experts about the challenges and opportunities of working with CAD systems.


Andrew Faix

Principal Experience Designer
Autodesk, Inc.





Steven Trudeau

Senior Software Development Manager
Autodesk, Inc.





Rhiannon Gallagher

User Experience Analyst
Action Engineering

Rhiannon Gallagher loves the challenge of streamlining, simplifying, focusing, and clarifying the complex. She has a BA in Geography and English from Macalester College, a Fulbright Scholarship to University College London, and has done graduate work in Human Factors Engineering. She began her career in technology designing online community systems in the early days of the web. After teaching and designing courses on a variety of technical topics, she focused her career on improving the usability of computer applications and websites. Rhiannon frequently applies her user experience and storytelling skills beyond technology interfaces, information architecture, and document layouts. The users within a company and the processes through which they exchange information are key to creating successful businesses. But they’re often an afterthought – folks are expected to struggle through with documentation that’s hard to read or processes that are awkward and inefficient. Rhiannon is excited that Action Engineering is willing to put the users of MBD at the center of their offerings. She looks forward to assisting our clients in fun and innovative ways.


3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. The 2019 theme of Trust Digital showcasing organizations that have evolved to trusting digital: tracking their product’s condition digitally at each stage of the product lifecycle. 3D CIC 2019 will be held October 7-11, 2019 at the Buffalo Rose Events Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register at

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