Ben Rand has been using Autodesk software since AutoCAD Release 12. He learned to program using LISP in AutoCAD and worked his way up through VBA, VB6, and VB.NET. Now he spends most of his days programming in C# (occasionally still in AutoCAD). He has worked in the industrial engineering field for more than 15 years as a CAD Manager, developer, and IT Director. Ben is the proud father of four children and enjoys reading and playing a variety of sports, including pickleball, tennis, and volleyball.