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2007 - 2008  Seminar Season

"Thanks again for your patience and help in the course last week. It was very informative and opened my mind to the power and ability of the program. We've already had a few brainstorming sessions on how to use these capabilities to market ourselves in the industry. I anticipate seeing you again as I digest all of the info you presented as I'm sure it'll require a refresher on especially the Day 3 items. Thanks for your hard work."  Chris Harrell [Atlanta Summer 2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This class is excellent for experienced and inexperienced users alike . . . as long as the inexperienced users have a basic computer literacy. Providing a base guideline for the order of entering data was very helpful to newer users and is appreciated."  Brian Gelfo [Atlanta Summer 2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"I really liked this seminar. Michael Cope gives those of us who are new to the field the knowledge that we need to know. He also gives us an idea of how to fix our problems. Thanks."  Patrick D. Presto [Atlanta Summer 2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Michael Cope is obviously well educated in this software and presents it thoroughly in an affable manner. The seminar handbook will undoubtedly be an invaluable reference in our office."  Daniel Ling [Atlanta Summer 2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Great!"  Bucky Jackson [Atlanta Summer 2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The class was very informative and I've learned a lot today. It is very helpful to both new and experienced people in this field. Thank you."  Patrick D. Presto [Atlanta Summer 2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I just graduated from college (Construction Management).  I have been working with the program for only one week and I did read older copies of your seminar books (from a former employee that took your classes), but some of the material is over my head at this point. I may want to take this class again a year from now."  John Elwood [Atlanta Summer 2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The shortcuts and answers to our questions were really helpful."  Tony Jones [Atlanta Summer 2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very good!"  Bucky Jackson [Atlanta Summer 2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This was my second time to the seminar and I really enjoyed it. The 1st time I came (a year ago) I didn't have any experience with AGTEK software, but after having worked with Earthwork 3D I think I will now be able to take full advantage of the program's functions."  Eduardo Alatorre [Orange County 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Very informative and educational. Almost too much for one day, but very valuable none the less."  Brandon Vaught [Orange County 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The class was very helpful for me. I enjoyed it. Thanks."  Armando Roa [Orange County 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be of great value!"  Keith A. [Orange County 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"I liked the fact that the 1st day of this seminar doubled my AGTEK tool belt with twice as much knowledge. I look forward to the next two days. The amount of information that can be extracted from AGTEK is amazing!"  Brandon Vaught [Orange County 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I thought the class was very helpful for me and I learned a lot in one day."  Armando Roa [Orange County 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"An excellent, illuminating seminar of AGTEK's capabilities."  Dennis Miller [Tampa 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I loved hearing about modeling with CAD data. And, when our company starts surveying, I will look forward to using the raw survey data."  Mike Johnson, Jr. [Nashville 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Outstanding."  Jeff Garrison [Nashville 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The seminar was very informative but I think that actual hands on work would be helpful. Nevertheless, the seminar was very well organized, easy to follow and presented well."  Dan Hennings [Nashville 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]
--Instructor's Note: We choose to organize and present our seminars in a "hands off" format because it allows us to maximize the breadth of useful information presented each day. The accompanying seminar technical manuals provide detailed step-by-step documentation for the seminar exercises and corresponding data files can be downloaded for follow-up "hands on" practice. Although our "hands off" format is generally appreciated and preferred by AGTEK users who already have some "hands on" experience, we understand that it is not the best learning format for all users. Therefore, especially for new users or those with no prior "hands on" experience, AGTEK's own "hands on" training options may be a more appropriate introduction to the products.

"Day 1 was great for someone that uses AGTEK everyday. You provided helpful hints that I needed."  Mike Johnson, Jr. [Nashville 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent and thorough."  Anonymous [Nashville 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I attended all three days and by the morning break on the third day I determined that Michael Cope had shown me better ways to analyze my work and had saved us the cost of the three day seminar. I will be back!!!"  Tom Shelley [Chantilly 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Day 3 of the seminar is very informative for advanced users and I would recommend it to them."  Michael Grandstaff [Chantilly 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Being a relative new user on the AGTEK system this course was extremely helpful. The techniques and shortcuts demonstrated will be useful in my day to day work activities. I strongly recommend this course to new and experienced AGTEK users."  J. Willis [Chantilly 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Keep it up, I enjoy your classes!!"  Sean Jones [Chantilly 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The amount of time to be saved with these newly-learned tricks is amazing. I can't believe the amount of hours I've spent on modifications in AGTEK (now it should take 1/4 or less of the time I've been spending)."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Michael Cope's knowledge and organization of the material presented flowed naturally as a project would be analyzed. His explanations and demonstrations made learning the techniques easy. The numerous shortcuts will save us an enormous amount of time and more than covered the cost of the course. Thank you!!!"  Tom Shelley [Chantilly 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent course with a great base of knowledge."  Jamie Horner [Chantilly 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Even though I have used AGTEK for 8 years, this was a great refresher for shortcuts and seldom-used features."  Jeff Lane [Chantilly 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I have learned tricks that will save hours of my time."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Thank you for your training course last week (you are officially on my list of the 10 most intelligent people I know). Your class was very informative and helpful, and I hope I can remember everything. Please accept this as my overall opinion of your seminars: 'Excellent, no improvements needed, don't change anything.'"  Paul Harrell [Orlando 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Very useful -- I will use some of the techniques within the next few days so I don't forget them."  Thierry Mingione [Orlando 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Great class."  Michael Canady [Orlando 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Thanks for offering a fun, informative three-day class that will completely make a difference in my overall AGTEK capability! Keep up the great work and I hope to come back again soon. Thanks again."  Anonymous [Orlando 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Thanks for all the great time-saving information last week. I saved a lot of time on a job yesterday by sending design spot grades from CAD to Earthwork 3D and using them to elevate a street centerline in a few keystrokes. Prior to last week's class I would have entered the centerline by snapping individually to each spot grade."  Thierry Mingione [Orlando 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Very informative!"  Glen Woptika [Orlando 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Outstanding -- as usual."  Glen Woptika [Orlando 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Today was worth the amount I paid for all three days! I have never attended a seminar with so much needed, useful and previously unknown information. I have been using AGTEK products on a daily basis since 1995 and wish I would have attended years ago."  Frank Soots [Seattle 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Great information that I will use in my day-to-day work. A good step for me to begin understanding work with CAD files."  Anonymous [Seattle 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"I have been using AGTEK products in the field and in the office since 1995. But even sitting through the first day (which was mostly beginning topics), I have learned new tricks and tips that I will put to use back on the job site."  Frank Soots [Seattle 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great step-by-step instruction. I'm able to visualize the fixes that I need to make to 'untrain' myself of my old bad habits. I really liked the order of data input compared to how I have previously been instructed."  Anonymous [Seattle 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"All three seminar days are going to give our use of the software a real boost. Days 1 and 2 are excellent, even for those of us with a good basic knowledge of AGTEK. Day 3 is well presented but definitely addresses some of the more complex features. I would suggest Days 1 and 2 for anyone using the software. Day 3 will be the most exciting when it is time to make the software sing. I'll be back. Well done."  Shane Tinsley [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I am very happy with the outcome of this seminar. I am very excited to get back to work and utilize the information that I have learned here."  Riley Cherrington [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I've been using AGTEK for over 2 years and you taught me multiple uses I never knew about. Thanks."  Joe Resch [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I should have attended this class sooner!"  Anonymous [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Both the books and class should be a part of the software package from AGTEK. Good class! Well worth my time."  Anonymous [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Michael Cope's knowledge of the software is outstanding."  Josh Yates [Denver 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Two days into this seminar, I have learned a lot and I am going to be much more valuable to my company when I get back to the office."  Riley Cherrington [Denver 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Michael Cope's AGTEK seminar is excellent. I learned more in this first day of class than I have learned while working with the program for the last several weeks. The seminar taught me many shortcuts that are going to increase my productivity in the bidding process. Thank you."  Riley Cherrington [Denver 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I was impressed by the instructor's knowledge and presentation of the material. This could have been a long day, but the method of instruction was very good and made for an interesting time."  Ken Selby [Denver 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"A very informative 3 days. I would definitely come back for a refresher and I would recommend it to anyone."  Debbie Latronica [Columbus 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Each day I've learned something new about the capabilities of the program."  Anonymous [Columbus 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Great class."  Anonymous [Columbus 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Michael Cope's delivery of the information is excellent! I really like the open format for questions and comments. I have nearly 10 years of experience with AGTEK and I appreciate Michael's knowledge of the software to offer even more useful/efficient features that I may not be using. This course offers plenty of new info/tools that make me anxious to try on my next take-offs."  Kevin Horn [Columbus 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions!"
Anonymous [Columbus 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Michael Cope was a great teacher and this class will really help me match the utilization of AGTEK to its potential."  Thomas Murlowski [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I liked the use of practical, commonly used models for the presentation."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I like that the steps for each activity are detailed in the seminar manual so that I'll be able to work thru the exercises on my own and at my own pace."  Chad Shumake [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Today was more difficult but I still took things away. For a one-man crew Michael Cope is organized and has a good thing going. He's always energetic!"  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The seminar was informative. Michael Cope does an excellent job explaining the method of operating the software and he is very good at answering questions with examples."  Darren Hellbusch [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"I liked how every step is detailed. It helped me understand how the program works."  Mark A. Johnson [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Overall, a very good seminar."  Ron Burski [Minneapolis 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The 3-day AGTEK seminar in Atlanta was very helpful to me. After the class I was able to apply much of the material immediately and I'm much more comfortable with the program. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks."  Dennis Jackson [Atlanta 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The course was well organized and very informative. All information will be useful in modeling grading for estimates. The handbook will be a great reference tool. Thanks again. Great course."  Marty White [Atlanta 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Michael Cope's attitude and manner was excellent. He answers questions to the best of his knowledge."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This was my second year of taking this class. It was a great refresher for items that I can use on a daily basis. I would highly encourage users to take these courses."  Andrew Whiteside [Atlanta 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The seminar was good and informative. The step-by-step seminar handbook will walk you through a CAD file."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"As a return student (almost 5 years later), Michael Cope made my transition to the newest AGTEK software a piece of cake! Thanks Michael!"  Christy Britt [Atlanta 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The seminar was very helpful. It gave me a lot of information to use at the office. The seminar handbook will be extremely useful."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be an excellent resource in my work."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"We have been attending these (Michael Cope's) courses for 8-10 years. We always pickup many helpful hints and procedures. In combination with the seminar handbooks, the seminars are invaluable. We keep finding more ways to use the software."  Rick Powers [Worcester 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Besides the training on modeling, I was also able to pick up 20 or so helpful tips and shortcuts from new revisions or existing features which I did not know about."  Bob Early [Worcester 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Great presentation and facilitated very well!"  David Loncaric [Worcester 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great presentation and good selection of topics covered. Very enjoyable."  Jim Purtell [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The items about bore log plotting to get rock quantities will be very useful and the under-cut volume examples will also be very helpful."  Douglas L. Lillich [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Your knowledge of the AGTEK system is outstanding. AGTEK is very fortunate to have a private businessman helping others learn to maximize their use of the product. I particularly liked the CAD file line elevation attachment techniques, and your mentioning of the AGTEK support services available to all AGTEK users was a good reminder of a benefit/resource we have paid for but don't use."  John (last name withheld) [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Very informative. I learned a lot of new tips for utilizing tools and functions that will definitely save me time. Thanks!"  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar (Day 2) finally filled in the 'blanks' and will indefinitely lead to faster modeling."  Marcella Sorber [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Another very informative day."  Dana Ward [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"I came here with a bachelors degree in AGTEK knowledge and left with a masters degree."  Leif Solveson [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar (Day 1) is perfect for new users who want to 'learn the ropes' quickly."  Marcella Sorber [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The accommodations exceeded excellence; as well, the seminar was informative and the lunch was delightful."  Dana Ward [Philadelphia 2007-2008 Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Michael Cope is always courteous and willing to find a way to answer our questions. Today's information was pertinent to taking Earthwork 3D to the next level for more advanced users. Thanks!"  Trudy Lacey [Phoenix 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Worth every penny!"  Anonymous [Phoenix 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This seminar was able to help me better utilize features in AGTEK as well as learn new techniques to produce a more accurate and time-efficient take off."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"The seminar was fantastic. I learned how to perform functions I never knew about, which will increase my productivity and accuracy exponentially. Very informative and very easy to learn."  Keith Holloway [Raleigh 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The Day 3 topics were more in-depth than we usually need, but it's nice to know that it can be done if we need it."  Carmen Culp Sargent [Raleigh 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Very excellently presented by an instructor who knows the subject very well. And it was presented in a way that I could understand."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Helpful and relevant to real-life situations."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2007-2008 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The shortcuts and methods from Day 1 and Day 2 will save me HOURS on takeoff."  Carmen Culp Sargent [Raleigh 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

"Overall the information presented was great and very helpful. The only topic that I wish was covered is building streets using profile lines in the profile view mode."  Christopher Mashburn [Raleigh 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]
--Instructor's Note: Although the modeling from street profiles topic is not covered in the seminar class, a "Takeoff Models from Profile Sheets Exercise" documenting this functionality is included in an appendix to the Day 1 Seminar Handbook (and corresponding data files are included with the Day 1 Training Files Download).

"Michael Cope did a very good job. Great presentation."  Brad Kohn [Raleigh 2007-2008 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data Sources seminar]

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