Meet Rod Wing – Senior Systems Analyst


Rod Wing

Current Residency – Verona, WI

Family Life – Married, two children, one dog

Hobbies – Sports, Woodworking, Cooking, Gardening, Travel


What is your educational background?

Bachelor of Science in Cartography from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

What is your professional background?

Cartographer and IT Systems Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency – 15 years
IT Development Specialist at Wisconsin Department of Transportation – 8 years
Senior Systems Analyst at EnvisionCAD – 6 years

What made you get involved In the CAD industry?

Working in Cartography and GIS using MicroStation and its predecessor (IGDS) it was a natural progression.

What 3D CAD software version are you currently using and what additional software tools do you use by the same vendor? 

MicroStation, InRoads, Bentley Map, and IPlot from Bentley
AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Map 3D from Autodesk.

What projects are you currently working on?

All of my current projects are programming. Developing macros for Civil 3D in VB.NET, and  for MicroStation in VBA and MDL.

What do you like most about your job?
The variety of the work:

  • Programming
  • Developing and delivering training
  • Developing CAD workspaces and resources

What’s the worst part about your job?
The unpleasant jolt you get from that first sip when Bob makes the coffee – aka Mecham Mudd

What is the coolest CAD technology you’ve seen in the last decade?
The advancement of 3D rendering and visualization. I still remember crashing the VAX in IGDS trying to render a few simple cubes. As a map geek, I think the continuing integration of GIS into CAD is pretty cool too.

What trends, predictions, etc. do you see in the CAD industry?
More emphasis on mobile applications and CAD on the cloud.

What is the coolest project that you’ve ever worked on?
There were several at the CIA that involved quickly getting information on current world events to the President and other government officials.


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Bob Mecham

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