Column: CAD Manager
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AutoCAD installation two-step   1 Apr, 2002

Preparation is key to successful software upgrades.More>>

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The Next Big Thing   1 Feb, 2002

What's on your CAD wish list?More>>

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Coping with CAD burnout,Part II: Know thyself   1 Sep, 2001

Many readers wrote to say how closely they identified with the burnout symptoms described in my November 1999 CAD Manager article, Coping with burnout. Though that article explored the causes and some partial solutions to burnout of CAD drafters who are under your charge, ...More>>

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Take this time to organize   1 Aug, 2001

With an economic downturn in sight, many design firms will go through a slowdown in work. CAD managers may have some time to catch their breath and catch up with projects that have been put on the back burner. In the past few years, most design organizations have been...More>>

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Meet the manager: HOK's corporate CAD director   1 May, 2001

Mario Guttman discusses how HOK manages CADMore>>

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3D architectural modeling falls short of promise   1 Apr, 2001

Architectural CAD software developers seem to concentrate most of their development effort on 3D modeling these days. New architectural CAD software revolves around the premise that architects and building services engineers want to construct a 3D model and render it. While...More>>

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Software updates: Patches and service packs   1 Feb, 2001

My December column generated quite a bit of feedback, most of it agreeing with my concerns about the fast pace of software upgrades. This month I'll discuss a related subject: how to control and manage the update patches and bug fixes that are also released rapidly. In...More>>

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Revenge of the paper space cadets   1 Jan, 2001

In my July 2000 column, "Lost in paper space", I took on the contentious question of whether to use paper space as your standard operating procedure to set up all AutoCAD drawings. That article unleashed a flood of e-mail from both supporters (the x-ruffians) and dissenters (the paper...More>>

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Elegant AutoCAD customization eliminates problems   1 Nov, 2000

General-purpose CAD programs such as AutoCAD beg to be customized. AutoCAD’s out-of-the-box program menus and default settings have improved over the years, and the Express Tools add a lot of the functionality that we used to cobble together from various...More>>

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Lost in paper space   1 Jul, 2000

Should paper space be your standard?More>>