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Where are the old CAD/PLM portals?
What a history!
After 40 years of continuous publishing, ConnectPress is currently not producing regular periodicals. We started with targeted publications reaching limited readers, grew through a wave of tech periodicals, books and web portals, and for now have returned to specific targeted reach.
1981 ConnectPress’ predecessor Design & Systems Research Publishing Company began publishing The A/E/C Systems Report
1983 The ConnectPress leadership team began offering market positioning services through projects like creating channel, delivery and outreach for Autodesk’s original AutoCAD program.
1985 in conjunction with New Riders Publishing, released the best-selling how-to INSIDE AutoCAD, eventually selling over 3,000,000 copies
1987 under the imprints High Mountain Press and OnWord Press, released over 100 titles on AutoCAD, ProE, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ARC GIS, MapInfo, Revit, Inventor, MicroStation, Solaris, CAD Management and more.
1988 The ConnectPress leadership team began sharing entrepreneurial, publishing, marketing and leadership expertise with others. Developing workshops and group training programs for YPO (Young President’s Organization) in the areas of personal growth lead to using professional blind-spot analysis as a path to personal growth.
1991 ConnectPress began publishing paper magazines like MicroStation Manager, Pro/E: The Magazine, CATIA Solutions and more, eventually reaching 140,000 worldwide paid subscriptions.
2003 ConnectPress ditched paper for the web with community portals like SolidWorksCommunity.com, MicroStationConnections.com and a dozen others. Online membership reached over 1,500,000 regular member/subscribers. ConnectPress was one of the first web influencers to employ behavioral tracking to both measure reader response and to target content and advertising promotion.
2018 ConnectPress introduced Circles of Leadership, and re-introduced one-on-one coaching, market positioning and content services.
2020 ConnectPress ceased publication of its web community portals and gathered select C-suite and engineering IT managers into Conversations and Circles of Leadership, moving beyond traditional publishing to bring leadership and Market Positioning to life. Current topics in CEO management, Engineering IT management and Digital Twins. Growing splinter groups emerging in AI, XR and IoT as well as location and topic specific leadership circles.
Titles by Dan Raker and team:
Authored by Dan Raker
One Minute CAD Manager
One Minute Network Manager
101 Uses for Your A/E Microcomputer: Practical Ideas
for Everyday Situations in Architectural and Engineering Firms
Infrastructure Digital Twins
Published by Dan Raker
MicroStation for AutoCAD Users
The CAD Rating Guide
MicroStation Productivity Book
MicroStation Reference Guide
Programming with MDL
101 MDL Commands
Pocket MDL Programmers Guide
101 User Commands: MicroStation and IGDS
MicroStation Exercise Book
Rendering with MicroStation
ModelView Picture Book
INSIDE I/RAS B
Managing and Networking MicroStation
The MicroStation Database Book
The MicroStation for AutoCAD Users Tablet Menu
Bill Steinbock’s Pocket MDL Programming Guide
Using Drafix Windows CAD
CAD and the Practice of Architecture: ASG Solutions
Arc/Info Tips and Tricks
The Environmental Software Book
The GIS Book: A Practitioner’s Guide
GIS Data Conversion
The Pro/ENGINEER Quick Reference
The Pro/ENGINEER Exercise Book
Pro/ENGINEER Tips and Trick
The Manager’s Guide to Computer-Aided Engineering
Interleaf Exercise Book
The Interleaf Quick Reference
Adventurer’s Guide to Interleaf LISP
SunSoft Solaris 2.* User’s Guide
Five Steps to SunSoft Solaris 2.*
SunSoft Solaris 2.* for Managers and Administrators
SunSoft Solaris 2.* Quick Reference
SunSoft Solaris for Windows Users
The Solaris Source Book
One Minute SunSoft Solaris Manager
HP-UX User’s Guide
Five Steps to HP-UX
HP-UX for Windows Users
One Minute HP-UX Manager
HP-UX for Managers and Administrators
The HP-UX Quick Reference
The CLIX Workstation User’s Guide
Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis
INSIDE Softdesk Architectural
INSIDE Softdesk Civil
SolidWorks Productivity Book
SolidWorks Quick Reference
CATIA Productivity Book
CATIA Quick Reference
NX Productivity Book
NX Quick Reference
MicroStation Manager Magazine
Pro/E: The Magazine
CATIA Solutions Magazine
SolidWorks Solutions Magazine
NX Solutions Magazine
ANSYS Solutions Magazine