Engineer Sean Dotson Wins 2007 CAD Society Joe Greco Community Award

Manufacturer honored for forum contributions

DELAND, FL March 19, 2007 -- The CAD Society, the Industry’s not-for-profit CAD user association, announced today mechanical engineer, business owner, and web site owner, Sean Dotson as the winner of its 2007 Joe Greco Community Award.

For years, Dotson has contributed his CAD expertise on his online technology forums, and Dotson has been a longtime participant in the Autodesk Inventor user community, a regular presenter at Autodesk User Group events, a developer of several related applications, and is a well-known CAD industry advisor and commentator.

The CAD Society's Joe Greco Community Award is awarded each year to one individual who has distinguished themselves by improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry. “Sean has exemplified contributing to the CAD communities in many different ways,” says CAD Society President Marv Muston. Marv adds: “He is deeply committed to the user community and we’re proud to present this award to him.” It has been renamed in memory of industry analyst and editor, Joe Greco, who passed away three years ago. At the time, Greco was President of the CAD Society.
Dotson was very involved in the development of the Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD products from its first release and has been an avid user – and vocal critic at times – of the product ever since. His discussion forum web sites, related to all MCAD software, has grown from a small operation to a vibrant site that receives more than 250,000 page views every month and thousands of 3D CAD users as visitors. Besides offering a problem-solving forum, the website features industry news, downloadable macros and enhancements, and reliable advice about CAD technologies.
Dotson received a Bachelors Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1997, and has worked in the custom automation industry fro the last 10 years. He is currently president and co-owner of RND Automation & Engineering, a major manufacturer of custom automated industrial equipment. The systems delivered range from semi-automatic operator stations to material handling cells to robotic case packing applications.
The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering a community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing and GIS. Annual CAD Society Awards are presented at the Congress for the Future of Engineering Software, a yearly industry conference.

About The CAD Society

The CAD Society ( is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS. The CAD Society is dedicated to creating an informative community and improving the tools its members employ in order to get their jobs done. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.


The seventh annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), presented by HP, will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., April 12-15, 2007. COFES, a mainstay event of the engineering software industry, provides an intensive conference atmosphere where private and public discussions are held. Attendees are executives, end users, CAD and PLM vendors, analysts, and press who work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues of engineering technologies.

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