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2006 - 2007  Seminar Season

"This seminar served to fill in many blank and empty spaces left after my initial software training."  Jody Wallace [Atlanta Summer 2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and energetic."  Anonymous [Atlanta Summer 2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Very good information and presentation. The seminar was better than I expected. The handbooks will be extremely helpful."  Scott Simmons [Atlanta Summer 2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Everything was great. You are an excellent teacher."  Anonymous [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This was hands down the best training seminar that I have ever attended. The instructor is an absolute pro!"  Chris Little [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I came to this seminar with a list of questions and concerns. All of my questions concerning GPS integration and large scale take-offs were answered completely."  Daniel Raven [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I found the seminar to be extremely helpful. In the past two days I have learned more about Earthwork 3D than I have in the past eight months of actually using the program. Earthwork 3D has a lot of capabilities that have not been used at my office. Attending this seminar has definitely been beneficial."  Kyle Jenkins [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I was impressed by the presentation and how well it was delivered. The seminar handbooks are designed very well and are user friendly."  Anonymous [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Great job, thank you."  Brian Pim [Newport Beach 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"You are the world's greatest AGTEK teacher. It was an honor learning from you."  Ryan Harmon [Tampa 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Great seminar. I really did learn a lot. Thank you."  Anonymous [Tampa 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I learned many things both days that I did not know I could do with AGTEK. For instance, I learned that I can import an ASCII point file directly into AGTEK. Not knowing that AGTEK could do this directly, I have been importing my ASCII point files first into Terramodel, then exporting the point data from Terramodel to a CAD file, and finally importing the CAD file into AGTEK!"  Travis Moore [Tampa 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I liked the seminar because I love AGTEK and because the teacher made it easy to learn and understand this program and its use."  Ryan Harmon [Tampa 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I found the information presented in this seminar to be very helpful. I was pleased that we covered topics that will benefit me individually, but I was also pleased to learn about other applications that are possible when using the software. Thanks for your hard work and I look forward to attending Day 3 next year, after I have gained more experience with the software."  Kyle A. Williams [Dallas 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Excellent information -- very applicable to our company's work. These new ways to use CAD files for bidding will make our company more competitive in the marketplace."  Beth Conkwright [Dallas 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The software training that I received here is perfect for anyone that wants to become a 'Power User'. Day 1 is a great overview of Earthwork 3D's basic functions and Michael Cope does an excellent job explaining and demonstrating these basic functions. I look forward to Day 2."  Kyle A. Williams [Dallas 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I loved the time saving tips."  Beth Conkwright [Dallas 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I do not regularly use Earthwork 3D and I usually became frustrated the previous times that I have used the program. The techniques demonstrated in this seminar will enable me to utilize Earthwork 3D with much improved efficiency. I look forward to showing the techniques that I have learned to other estimators and project managers in my office. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us."  Mike Little [Nashville 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"All and all, an awesome course -- I would definitely recommend it."  Zack Lester [Nashville 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Extraordinary! I have never attended a class as deep as this one. Well done."  Carlos Montjoy [Chantilly 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Thanks. The last two days have been very helpful. I may come back for the third day at some point in the future."  Greg Gentry [Chantilly 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"As usual I learned a few new tricks that alone made the class worthwhile. The Auto Pad utility is one that I can't wait to try when I get back to my office. Thanks."  Tom Gerhold [Chantilly 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The seminar handbook provides an excellent reference tool that we can always apply to our ongoing work. The hotel facilities were excellent."  Anonymous [San Diego 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Michael Cope's seminars are extremely useful because they keep up with changes in the latest version of the Earthwork 3D software."  Jaime Gomez [San Diego 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"As I am very new to using the AGTEK program, I liked the basic instruction and the seminar handbook. The step-by-step instructions in the handbook will be a great reference tool when I get back to the office. Thank you."  Doreen Wicka [San Diego 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great job -- thank you for the specificity."  Ernie Christman [Orlando 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The presentation was superb. Michael Cope has an excellent, upbeat method of demonstrating the features that Earthwork 3D offers. The range of material covered is far beyond sufficient to fulfill all my needs in using the program. A thorough knowledge of every aspect of the program is clearly demonstrated. I would highly recommend attending this seminar to anyone considering tackling AGTEK's software!"  Jerold Wallace [Orlando 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Thanks. Today was great -- this is the material that I wanted reinforcement and confidence in . . . the less used techniques."  Jack Brackett [Orlando 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I was impressed with the instructor's knowledge of the Earthwork 3D program and his obvious experience in its applicable use for takeoff, estimating and use as a modeling tool. The instructor was also a good teacher."  Brad Bordner [Orlando 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Good job. I learned a lot (and still have a lot to learn)."  Ernest Christman [Orlando 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I learned a lot today; things that I have been complaining about not being able to do for a long time. I especially appreciated seeing the Conform Annotate to Centerline exercise that you did!"  Bradley Breit [Orlando 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Good course info and well taught. I learned some useful techniques and procedures -- application features and capabilities that either I just never knew about before or that were recent updates to the software -- these will be helpful. Thanks."  Jack Brackett [Orlando 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The instructor, Michael Cope, has excellent knowledge of the software."  Norberto Jaimes [Orlando 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I attended all four days and found the information to be well worth the time. I personally did not know all of the capabilities of the AGTEK software. Thank you."  David Ferguson [Denver 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Thanks for three more good classes. This is my second time attending your classes and I'm going to make attending them an every-three-year ritual to refresh my knowledge. I'll see you again in three years."  Ty Rotella [Denver 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"My favorite part was the explanation of the Stage Over-Ex utility; I never understood it until now."  Justin Stone [Denver 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I enjoyed the increasing level of difficulty throughout the session."  Jesse Brown [Denver 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The staged over-ex information was very useful. For a manipulation that was fairly new to me, it was made clear on how these functions work."  Eric Jones [Denver 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This seminar was very helpful and a good refresher course -- very good at showing the different ways to manipulate CAD files."  Anonymous [Denver 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I was very pleasantly surprised by this seminar! Having used Earthwork 3D for over a year, I didn't expect to learn much new this first day. I was wrong! I now have a much improved understanding of the basic makeup of the software -- primarily with regard to the relationship between various surfaces and layers. For instance, until this class, I had no idea that a Hole in the Design Perimeter removed that area from the area and volume calculations and also affected Stripping and other layers as well. A final note: the venue here is fantastic. Thanks!"  Marcus Dean [Denver 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Although a lot of the data presented was a review for me, the shortcuts were very helpful and the class refreshed a lot of the commands and tools that aren't used very often. Very informative."
Anonymous [Denver 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Overall a good seminar."  Anonymous [Denver 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Other than my personal preference for a 'hands-on' training format, the class was great. I learned loads of great short cuts and this class made me realize just how powerful the AGTEK program really is! Thanks for opening my eyes."  Richard Harryman [Denver 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I was able to pick right up today with Day 3 from where I left off at last year's seminars (I did Day 1 and Day 2 last year). The handbooks from last year have been a valuable resource and today's handbook looks to be the same."  Jim David [Columbus 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Great information for all three days. I will be using the AGTEK software for many more applications and twice as productively."  Anonymous [Columbus 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"As a fairly new AGTEK user, some of the exercises today were a little too advanced for me but may prove useful at some point in my career. Overall, a great presentation."  Anonymous [Columbus 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Day 2 had a lot of great information and I think our takeoff and modeling will be greatly improved as a result. I learned a lot of tricks that will make us much more efficient AGTEK users."  Grant Gabbard [Columbus 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The Day 1 seminar presented slightly too much information for me personally. However, it was still a very positive experience, and I am looking forward to the next two days."
Anonymous [Columbus 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I have been highly impressed by this seminar. Day 1 greatly exceeded my expectations and it gave me a great refresher on some of the basics and showed me easier ways to do a lot of things."
Grant Gabbard [Columbus 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"A very well put-together class."  Luke Minger [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"This was a good informational day. It's great that you understand the software so well."  Joe Froehlingsdorf [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The three days of training were great and the seminar manuals are invaluable. Since returning from the seminar I have spent several days working with the software and have been able to perform all of the functions we learned in class -- and without calling AGTEK for help."  John Dziak [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The steps I learned today have doubled my AGTEK knowledge."  Luke Minger [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Very helpful. You make it look easy and the seminar manual will be a good reference."
Anonymous [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I liked how well the instructor knew the software and was able to answer all of the questions. The student needs to really pay attention so as not to be left behind or miss any part of the topics. I have been using the AGTEK software for about two months and feel more comfortable about using the software after attending this course."  Bob Roth [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I found the seminar handbooks very helpful (more helpful than the actual Topcon and AGTEK manuals). I think this will be a huge asset to our company." Ryan Lariviere [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Great reinforcement of previous training and implementation, with some great new information, tips and shortcuts." Anonymous [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The first part was a little too general for me, but I suppose necessary to build off of. Mostly everything else though was very helpful -- I saw functions that I would not have used otherwise. Thank you."  Luke Kowarsch [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I learned a lot of useful tips and the seminar book was very helpful for following along."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The information was useful, but too much detail given at some points for my use of the AGTEK software. Very knowledgeable though. Thanks."  Drew Tuomisto [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The first part of the day was a little repetitious because it covered things that I already knew but most of the info from the second half of the day was new for me. A very informative course!!
Anonymous [Minneapolis 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The instructor's knowledge of the subject was excellent."  Brandon Cole [Atlanta 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I would highly recommend to anyone using AGTEK, novice and experienced alike, to attend one or all of Michael Cope's seminars. Even with over 8 years experience using AGTEK software, I have learned a great deal from today's seminar."  Dan Clevenger [Atlanta 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"All three days of class were exceptional! Class was well worth the trip [from Salt Lake City]. These classes make an AGTEK investment 100 times more usable and powerful."  Rory Hall [Atlanta 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"The training and seminar manual will be very helpful on our future bids and construction projects."  Wayne Bye [Atlanta 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I love the Auto Pad feature."  Sam Kennedy [Atlanta 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Since I have only used the AGTEK software for a week, I can say this seminar was perfect for a beginner. I highly recommend it."  Bryant Sharpe [Atlanta 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Getting the seminar reference manual is one of the best parts of coming to a class."  Angela Lance [Atlanta 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Thank-you very much. This was a positive and educational experience."  Jed M. Cook [Boston 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Being a 10+ year user of AGTEK, I had reservations about attending the Day 1 seminar but I'm glad that I came. It has been 3-4 years since I last attended a seminar and the information provided -- particularly the basics/shortcuts -- made me realize what I have forgotten in all these years. It was also very worthwhile attending as it was a good reinforcement that what I have been doing with AGTEK is correct and accurate."  Rick Powers [Boston 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"You're a gifted teacher. I would recommend your classes to anyone who uses AGTEK."
Anonymous [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I'll be sending my people to your training soon."
Matt Maszczak [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"You showed us real uses for AGTEK that apply to real work. Thank you."
P. L. Salisbury [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Every year I look forward to this class. Keeping up with the new AGTEK technology is the number one point of taking these classes. The instructions that are in the seminar handbook help me when I return to work. You do a wonderful job training and I'll see you next year."  Tracy Savacool [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"We recently purchased and started using GPS survey equipment with the intent to move to GPS equipment control in the future. This class was perfect to help us learn how AGTEK can be used to both analyze our GPS survey data and how to make models from CAD files for equipment control. Previously we used AGTEK only for bid quantity take-offs, where there is more tolerance for model imperfections."  Douglas L. Lillich [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I enjoyed learning the shortcuts around the 'old ways' of doing things. The modeling was most informative. I am fairly new to the AGTEK program and I was intimidated by it at first. The seminar study guide is an excellent tool. I learned more today than in my previous months of use. I am looking forward to next year's seminars."  Tammie M. Ludwig [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The seminar was excellent."  Daniel Lemmon [Philadelphia 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Very useful. A ton of information, but your textbook will help me remember it all. Thanks."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The course book is great. I will use its clear and correct information for teaching others and explaining how the system works."  Doug Oberan [Phoenix 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I really enjoyed, and learned a lot, from this seminar. Thank you."  Joe Nagel [Phoenix 2006-2007 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Learning is a challenge, but you make it seem easy to meet the challenge of learning AGTEK and its technical ways. Thanks for your help."  Doug Oberan [Phoenix 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"Good presentation and concise workbook. Thanks!"  Anonymous [Phoenix 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"A very informative class; I can't wait for the next one."  Mike Tadeo [Phoenix 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"This seminar was most excellent. It gave me a stronger understanding on how to create models. It showed me a much more efficient way than what I was used to doing. Thanks!!"  Tim Smith [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"This training is what every user needs to sharpen his or her skill level. If you don't learn something from the time spent here you may be a box of rocks or asleep. Great Job."  Doug Oberan [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Attending this seminar will definitely benefit me in building models in a more efficient manner. The presentation was organized and clear. The visuals were easy to read. Thank you!"  Lauren Crosby [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The lecture format of these classes covers a lot of ground. Compared with the [hands on] AGTEK classes in Livermore, this course has quite a bit more information. My feeling is that new users might be overwhelmed unless they have practical application for each module. Otherwise, I've found this seminar to be in depth and comprehensive."  Kevin Austin [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]
--Instructor's Note: As suggested by the seminar prerequisites, our information-rich lecture/demonstration format seminars are not the recommended starting point for new users!

"I felt a little overwhelmed by some of the information at the end of the day -- but this is due to my lack of experience and has nothing to do with the instructor or seminar materials. I know I'll have to come back for future update classes."  Martin Punchak [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The seminar handbooks are really great. Thank you."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Navigating the process for calculating volumes in Earthwork 3D was proving to be beyond my untrained skill level. I now have a good idea of the process and feel prepared to use the AGTEK software as a functional tool for earthwork calculations. Thank you!"  Corwin Stogsdill [Phoenix 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The instructor provided a nice balance in sticking to the basics, yet providing helpful tips and tricks. He answered more advanced questions in simple terms and pointed the way to additional information and resources for users who were beyond the 'just beginning' stage."  Trudy Lacey [Phoenix 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Overall, the material presented is going to be very useful."  Michael Vannote [Phoenix 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This seminar was very useful and will make the use of AGTEK a valuable asset for our company. I learned many new concepts, as well as short cuts, that will be most useful in my daily use of the software."  Tim Smith [Phoenix 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very informative and very well structured. I truly believe that this seminar is full of information and good techniques that will make my takeoffs more accurate."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Good presentation, very knowledgeable instructor."  Mike Kaiser [Phoenix 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I know today ended early; however, after 3 days of classes, I did not mind leaving early. I really enjoyed the material."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Haul Analysis, Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions seminar]

"I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I found all the information very useful. I must go home and update my software so I have all the new tools available. Today's topics are what I was most interested in hearing."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"A very good session, I learned several new things."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Modeling With CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"Good food, good presentation, and I learned some new tricks."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminarr]

"Everything was beneficial (the least beneficial item to me was the Design and Drafting Tools exercise). Overall, a good class. Thanks."  Jonathan Beck [Raleigh 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I learned a lot and I feel that I will be able to bring this back to work."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Some of the material was a review for me, but I did learn some good short cuts and about the new functions added since my last software update."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The material was presented clearly and was well organized. I've never seen this program before today's class, so a little more hands on practice would have been helpful."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2006-2007 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

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