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Michael Dakan


Cadalyst contributing editor Michael L. Dakan, AIA, is an architect, author and independent AEC technology consultant.


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Cadalyst AEC Tech News #109 (Nov. 20, 2003)   20 Nov, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

In This Issue: Planning to Implement Building Information ModelingFirst stepTraining is keyTarget what you needMany building design firms and individual design professionals are looking at the latest developments in BIM (building information management) toolsand thinking about making the...more >>

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Saving your assets: Storage issues loom large as data maintains its value longer.   1 Nov, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

In our annual review of trends and developments in the AEC software industry (Cadalyst, August 2003), we discussed the growing emphasis on BIM, or building information modeling. As BIM products and methods mature and become more ubiquitous, they will require changes in office policies and...more >>

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Saving your assets: Storage issues loom large as data maintains its value longer.   1 Nov, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

In our annual review of trends and developments in the AEC software industry (Cadalyst, August 2003), we discussed the growing emphasis on BIM, or building information modeling. As BIM products and methods mature and become more ubiquitous, they will require changes in office policies and...more >>

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Saving your Assets   1 Oct, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

How to deal with short- and long-term data storage.

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Motivation and morale in difficult times: How to keep morale up during down times.   1 Jun, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

We are living through difficult times for many people, and the general anxiety level is high. There are concerns about the state of the economy and unemployment, about violence and terrorism alerts, and about armed conflict in the Middle East and the threat of additional warfare elsewhere in the...more >>

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Quality assurance in AEC design CAD is changing how we handle this essential building design phase.   1 Jun, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

CAD automation in the AEC drawing production process is changing some of the fundamental processes and aspects of professional practice, and not necessarily for the better. One such area is quality assurance checking and coordinating of drawings among the various...more >>

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Manage the Review ProcessAnnual performance reviews can be an effective CAD management tool.   1 Feb, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

We often receive queries from CAD managers, especially young people or those new to the CAD manager role, about how they can learn about the people-management parts of their job. Internet newsgroups and forums feature a stream of complaints and grumbling about CAD management duties in environments...more >>

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ArchiCAD 8 builds on success   1 Jan, 2003
By: Michael Dakan

The newly released version of Graphisoft's ArchiCAD software for architectural design and drawing, ArchiCAD 8, continues the development of this venerable product and solidifies its position in the top tier of this class of software.

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What now?   1 Oct, 2002
By: Michael Dakan

The ongoing quest for full-featured, easy-to-use CAD software.

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How to get what you need from upper management   1 Oct, 2002
By: Michael Dakan

CAD managers and users alike wonder how to get better support from upper management for the CAD manager position. One of the most frequently asked questions in CAD-related newsgroups is: How many CAD users should an organization have before it needs a full-time CAD manager?...more >>

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