Column: CAD Manager
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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>>

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Coping with CAD Burnout   1 Nov, 1999

Tips for keeping your CAD drafters from flaming out.More>>

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Show Me the Money   20 Jun, 2011

Gain management support for your ideas by presenting them in terms of the dollars they'll save.More>>