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2004 - 2005  Seminar Season

"I really learned a lot and I now have a comfortable grasp of the Graphic Grade 3D system."  Brian Reitmeyer [Tampa 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"As a new user of both Earthwork 3D and Graphic Grade 3D, the short cut keys and the overall presentation of the many functions available in these programs will prove invaluable.  The functions presented will save hours of learning time and numerous calls to technical support."  Joe Grzelka [Tampa 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Video tape your training and sell it!"  Tom Unger [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The presentation was excellent."  Craig W. Douglas [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Overall, well done!"  David Prillhart [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be very helpful.  Michael Cope is very knowledgeable about the software and about contractor's needs."  Anonymous [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was very useful.  Thanks."  Wayne Herring [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I handle the surveying for my company and I do not have enough experience in take-offs to fully appreciate all the techniques demonstrated today.  However, the presentation was excellent and I did understand and learn a great deal."  Scott Dehbozorgi [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Overall, I thought the seminar was great.  Thanks a lot."  Anonymous [Tampa 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This class was great for covering the fundamentals of using Earthwork 3D.  Most of the problems we have had using Earthwork 3D were created by us by not following these fundamentals."  Mark Friedman [Tampa 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I appreciated your taking time to explain the importance of entering break lines and when to skip entry of some other data lines."  Wes Partin [Baltimore 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Measuring pits and stockpiles will be very useful for us.  Right now our Material Division has seven pits aerially photographed for volumes -- hopefully we can change that and save some money.  And locating manholes and valves will be useful for our overlay jobs.  Excellent seminar.  Please post next year's seminar schedule on your website."  Ryan Strong [San Diego 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Thank you for three full days of good, good information.  See you next year."  Doug Oberan [San Diego 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I was only introduced to AGTEK a couple of months ago and I knew nothing coming in.  Your seminar was very informative and helped me understand what everything was used for."  Jennifer Black [San Diego 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"The seminar was very useful -- it exceeded my expectations."  Jason Mock [San Diego 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"The seminar overall was very good.  For me personally, I picked up a few new techniques and new ways to do things.  I have worked with Earthwork 3D for about a year now and you addressed some features that I did not know were in the program.  For example -- Translating Coordinates, Cut/Fill Lines, and Balance Regions.  But one of the coolest things was entering profiles -- that was very cool." Broc Wilde [San Diego 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I was expecting a 'hands-on' experience similar to the AGTEK training that I had [in Livermore], but it wasn't necessary since your instruction was so good.  I think I get it!"  Kelly Smith [San Diego 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Good job!"  Anonymous [San Diego 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"You provide a clear and workable way to use the AGTEK system in the real world.  And you keep up with changes in the product."  Doug Oberan [San Diego 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The organization and presentation of the material was great and very helpful."  Anonymous [San Diego 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I've worked with AGTEK a while and am quite knowledgeable about it, but Michael Cope answered many of my questions.  Michael is very good at what he does and I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn Earthwork 3D."  Brian McMahon [San Diego 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Again, I particularly liked the delivery of the information -- Michael Cope is clear and concise."  Jerome Turner [Atlanta 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Good seminar."  Joshua Caudill [Atlanta 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I particularly liked Michael Cope's delivery of the information -- he delivered with simplicity and I comprehended it all."  Jerome Turner [Atlanta 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This class was extremely helpful!"  Anonymous [Atlanta 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"An eye opener for special excavation tasks.  Very Helpful."  Michael Bowen [Atlanta 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"It was a good class."  Sean McClure [Atlanta 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great! I learned different ways to be more efficient in my takeoffs.  The explanation of the trimesh was worth the money alone."  Glenn Martin [Atlanta 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Everything was great."  Sean McClure [Atlanta 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This seminar far exceeded my expectations."  Michael Bowen [Atlanta 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The detailed explanations and group discussions were helpful."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Overall, a great seminar!"  Tim Huntley [Seattle 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Your enthusiasm was great, very interactive, definitely a good teacher."  Anonymous [Seattle 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Topics covered were very applicable to the needs of my job.  It would be nice if you would issue a certificate of training for this course."  Anonymous [Seattle 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]
--Instructor's Note: A personalized Letter of Attendance for continuing education credit (or other purposes) is always available upon request!

"Both days were very informative.  Touched on basics and gave new ideas.  Very worthwhile."  Scott Hockersmith [Seattle 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be very helpful!!  The short cuts and offset line sections of the class were the most helpful for me."  Anonymous [Seattle 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Good presentation.  I just hope to retain 1/2 the information.  Thanks."  Paul Rodriguez [Seattle 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Having a step by step handbook to follow along with was excellent as it prevented being inundated with note taking."  Anonymous [Seattle 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great overview and tips. Good speaking techniques."  Tim Huntley [Seattle 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This seminar will prove extremely helpful in my day to day work.  Overall, a great presentation."  Anonymous [Seattle 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This class was a perfect supplement to the other classes offered.  Very informative for both field and office personnel, and the ideas and processes presented will be beneficial to both take-off and project management.  My only complaint is that you did not offer this class sooner.  Great class!"  Brian Cavanaugh [Columbus 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"The course was very good at making you think outside the box."  Anonymous [Columbus 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"This seminar was excellent.  It would be worth attending at twice the cost.  The seminar handbook is very detailed and well written, and it will be one of the most used references I have.  I am a short-cutter when it comes to data entry and the handbook's Appendix A information will be invaluable.  I have no doubt that my ability to more quickly do take-offs, as a result of this training, will more than pay for itself in a year or less.  (These comments also apply to yesterday's class.)"  Alan Monte [Columbus 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The examples provided were very informative and showed more than one way of doing things.  Overall, I found this seminar useful and informative.  Keep up the good work."  Craig Broeker [Columbus 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Michael Cope did an outstanding job presenting intense and complicated information in a fashion that all students, expert or novice, would be able to understand.  Michael always left the door open for questions, and he never insinuated that any question was a bad question.  I would definitely attend another seminar conducted by Michael Cope."  Nick Schram [Chicago 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"These classes will help me in the real world."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I learned about many functions that I had not previously used -- a good reason to attend."  Bruce C. Keener [Chantilly 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The class really fits the real world.  I can now use Earthwork 3D more efficiently and my company will get more for their money."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was well-planned and detailed.  I am taking away a great deal of information.  The class is good for both beginners and previous users, and I would advise this class to others. The workbook will help me a great deal in the future.  Thanks!"  Anonymous [Chantilly 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Overall, I liked the presenter's style. Good work!"  Anonymous [Chantilly 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very interesting class . . . very beneficial, well worth the day.  One of the best classes I've attended!"  Julie Story [Orlando 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Overall, a very good seminar."  Anonymous [Orlando 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Michael, with your personality and teaching style the seminar was surprisingly enjoyable.  I wish I had 50% of your knowledge of AGTEK -- I would be brilliant."  Anonymous [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Overall, a very informative, interactive training course in comfortable surroundings.  Most of the information was very easy to follow, though some (strata over-ex) was a bit advanced for my use."  Amber McDonald [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very valuable classes.  I will definitely be referring to the seminar manuals to save a lot of trial and error time."  Thierry Mingione [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The knowledge and shortcuts I learned were well worth the money.  Definitely a good experience."  Anonymous [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The CAD instructions were excellent and very useful -- a very well-spent morning."  Julie Story [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Nice job!"  Jody Bass [Orlando 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This was my third seminar with Michael Cope in Orlando and my second on Earthwork 3D.  As always, Michael is an excellent teacher and his seminar workbooks are written such that anyone can understand them -- I tab the workbooks and keep them near my computer for reference."  Ron Ravel [Orlando 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very useful information, especially on entering profiles."  Thierry Mingione [Orlando 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very well presented -- the instructor's knowledge was exceptional."  Anonymous [Orlando 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The day's instructions were very helpful."  Julie Story [Orlando 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I saw buttons and menus I didn't even know existed."  Brett Goll [Dallas 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Overall, the training was excellent."  Ken Swayze [Dallas 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The class was very helpful.  The short cuts and hints will make better use of my time."  Jerry Smith [Dallas 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Well organized and good flow."  Anonymous [Dallas 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Once again a very informative seminar.  You can always learn something from Michael's classes."  Ty Tracy [Dallas 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I thought it was a very good and informative class."  Anthony Garcia [Denver 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I have worked with Earthwork 3D for the past two years and I felt that I had a solid general understanding of the program, yet I learned many useful and time-saving techniques during this seminar."  Zane Luttrell [Denver 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The detail of the presentation was very good.  I picked up on a lot of shortcuts and tools that will be very helpful."  Anonymous [Denver 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent seminar."  Don Miller [Denver 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"As a new user of Graphic Grade 3D, the information was very applicable to my field work.  Good program."  Anonymous [Boston 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Nice use of simulations.  Good seminar manual."  Anonymous [Boston 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Excellent seminar for someone who has never seen, but wants to know about, the software.  Gives a beginner ideas on how to become proficient."  Michael Loiselle [Boston 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"As a new Earthwork 3D user, this class was very valuable to me."  Anonymous [Boston 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"You made everything pretty easy to understand for someone with absolutely no knowledge of the software.  Thank you!"  Patty O'Reilley [Minneapolis 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"It was extremely useful that Michael Cope has technical expertise along with his experience in the field.  Michael not only knows how things need to be done on Earthwork 3D, but he also knows how it relates to the construction process.  Great speaker and communication skills!"  Dave Lyste [Minneapolis 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was very helpful to me because it answered a great number of questions and issues I had regarding the system.  The seminar handbook is very thorough and well organized."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great seminar."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Thorough and well explained."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very well done (all three days).  Thanks."  Adam Farrell [Nashville 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Great job!"  Trey Bledsoe [Nashville 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"The information covered applied to problems that I have encountered on actual jobs.  The seminar handbook will be very useful in applying this information later."  Anonymous [Nashville 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I came to just learn about using CAD data with AGTEK and learned many, many aspects of Earthwork 3D that I did not have time to teach myself at work.  I've used AGTEK products for over 14 years and I am walking away with many new tools -- and with a seminar manual that gives me the step-by-step instructions to use them."  J. Beirne [Philadelphia 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This was very useful information."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Today was probably perfect for those who have been using AGTEK for a while.  This information along with what we covered yesterday will provide me with an excellent background as I get into the more advanced functions of the program.  While I had a little trouble following along today, the visuals and the seminar manual should prove to be a great resource as I begin doing the things that were covered today.  Thank you for showing me the things that AGTEK is capable of doing."  Seth Custer [Philadelphia 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I was a training coordinator for over seven years . . . your training materials and methods are 'top-notch' and all information was presented very professionally."  Timothy Good [Philadelphia 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Every topic was explained extremely well."  Vincent Dills [Philadelphia 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"It was good to start from the very beginning because even those who have been using this program for a while can use a refresher.  Also, seeing everything step-by-step may provide even advanced users with new methods to try out.  As for the new guys such as myself, today served as a guide for the future."  Seth Custer [Philadelphia 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The class was very informative and I learned a lot!"  Matt Evans [Philadelphia 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"These classes are an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge with the AGTEK system.  Even as an experienced operator of Earthwork 3D, I still gained valuable information, new techniques and methods of using information and data in AGTEK."  Douglas Butler [Birmingham 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very good information was presented"  Anonymous [Birmingham 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I was really impressed with the information that was presented in one day, and I was able to understand every bit of it.  Thanks for the attention to detail.  I will be able to use every example in the field right away.  The seminar workbook will also be beneficial."  Erwin Jones [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I've never had the pleasure to use Graphic Grade, but the seminar gave me confidence to use it."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Questions were answered quite well.  I liked all the detailed examples that really explored a lot of the Graphic Grade program's functionality."  Joel Panock [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and all information presented was relatively easy to understand."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Very well presented.  A fourth-day seminar teaching Graphic Grade out in the field would be a beneficial addition to the first three days but that may not be logistically possible."  Chad Reineke [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]
--Instructor's Note:  AGTEK typically offers a "hands-on" Graphic Grade training class at their field test site in Livermore, CA

"Presentation followed the seminar handbook very well and the handbook is an excellent tool."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Very direct instructions on going from Point A to Point Z.  A great help."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I have been to other seminars and the level of knowledge and the quality of practical application taught in this seminar are by far the best I have seen -- and that is based on 20 years of working with computerized take off systems.  Great seminars . . . both days!!"  Brett Hood [Phoenix 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very good seminar."  Leonard St. Sauver [Phoenix 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great continuation of yesterday's [Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques] seminar.  The Stage Over-Ex applications got a bit complicated, but I think some practice will make it clearer.  The seminar handbook will be a huge help, and the ability to use the seminar data files from your website will be very helpful.  Also, using the seminar handbook back in our office along with the tutorial in the AGTEK manual will be a great next step for our new users."  Sara Schott [Phoenix 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I learned many short cuts and quicker ways to perform tasks that will come in handy when performing take-offs."  Chad Reineke [Phoenix 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Lots of very useful info today."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Seminar was upbeat and informative.  The presentation was very professional yet fun."  Leonard St. Sauver [Phoenix 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"It was nice to see all the details and shortcuts explained clearly.  It will come in very handy when doing future takeoffs."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Having used the new Earthwork 3D only a few times, this training answered many questions."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The seminar goes beyond the "software manual" and really picks up on what is missed.  This is not a class for brand new users but is excellent for those with 3+ months of experience.  I have used AGTEK software for a few years and picked up some great tips."  Sara Schott [Phoenix 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Everything was great!"  Mark Odum [Raleigh 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"I enjoyed the seminar completely.  It was very informative and I learned a lot."  Noah Allen [Raleigh 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"Michael Cope did an excellent job teaching Graphic Grade and made it seem very user-friendly.  His seminars are a pleasure to attend."  Chris Huffman [Raleigh 2004-2005 Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation seminar]

"It is hard to imagine anyone would know any more about this topic than Michael Cope -- excellent knowledge in all facets and applications of the software."  Lance Van de Castle [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Information was great -- gives me things to go back and try on my own takeoffs.  I now have an excellent reference which I can use for my own jobs."  Scott Joyner [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Michael Cope is a great teacher for AGTEK and a super nice guy.  He did a great job all around."  Chris Huffman [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I enjoyed the CAD data input -- it benefited me the most.  I am really confident about the use of Earthwork 3D."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great class, worth every cubic yard!"  Ed Stelter [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The instructor, Michael Cope, is very knowledgeable about this product and he has done an excellent job making the seminar manual user friendly.  Great job with his presentation and approach."  Tom Hamilton [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I learned a lot from your seminar and your presentation was excellent."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2004-2005 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"As always, a great job!"  Ed Stelter [Raleigh 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I enjoyed learning about plan-profile takeoffs and how to link sheets together.  Also, I learned many new short cuts."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2004-2005 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

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