Column: CAD Manager
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More about AutoCAD Sheet Sets   1 Jun, 2004

Learn how data fields can tie sheet sets together and replace block attributesMore>>

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How to Configure Sheet Sets 1   1 May, 2004

Now that AutoCAD 2005 has been out for a little while, I bet most CAD managers have either seen or read about the new release. See our Cadalyst Labs review on p. 26 for more details. By far the biggest change in AutoCAD 2005 is the Sheet Set Manager, which lets you group layouts and drawings into...More>>

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Training Tips and Strategies   1 Apr, 2004

Frustrated CAD managers often ask me how to handle user-training programs. Questions range from how to identify materials to the best time to train to how to justify training to dubious upper management staff.More>>

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CAD Manager 101   1 Mar, 2004

When I speak at user conferences, I'm often asked, "Exactly what should I do as CAD manager?" When I hear this question, it's obviously not about technology, but about the managerial aspect of the job. Though it may be clear that CAD managers must keep software and networks running, the...More>>

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Manager's VPOINT   1 Dec, 2003

In last month's edition of Manager's VPOINT, I began to examine the CAD Manager 2003 survey by looking at hard data such as job titles, average salaries, and staff size. This month I examine trends in software and technology use.More>>

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

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

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

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

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Upgrade dilemma:Are you ready for the march to AutoCAD 2004?   1 Aug, 2003

It's AutoCAD upgrade time again, and whether you're laboring at Autodesk or at a company that uses AutoCAD, never have the prospects, potential, and pitfalls been more difficult to discern. Companies don't want to spend money on technology, but worry about falling too far behind, especially with...More>>

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

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>>