Column: CAD Manager
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Approach Disruptive Technologies with Caution   22 May, 2013

Upgrading an operating system or running software from the cloud won't automatically make for better designs — and it might cause trouble.More>>

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Conduct a CAD Management Audit   8 May, 2013

Are you like an overworked logger, too busy felling trees to sharpen your ax? Take the time to stop and think critically about what you're doing — and how you're doing it.More>>

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Don't Get Caught in the Tool Worship Trap, Part 2   24 Apr, 2013

In your discussions with upper management, don't get distracted by the new software's appealing features — focus on how it will impact users and processes. More>>

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Don't Get Caught in the Tool Worship Trap   10 Apr, 2013

In your quest to gain management support for new software, begin with a lesson in reality.More>>

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Sharpen Up!   12 Mar, 2013

CAD Manager: Use the 80/20 approach to time management to hone your skills and influence.More>>

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No-Budget CAD Management   27 Feb, 2013

These simple suggestions will make an impact on your workplace and don't require a dime — just your time.More>>

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Improve CAD Production Quality by Annoying Your Users, Part 3   13 Feb, 2013

Transferring the burden of problem solving to the users who cause the problems is a great strategy — but only if you can take yourself out of the process.More>>

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Improve CAD Production Quality by Annoying Your Users, Part 1   9 Jan, 2013

If the "carrot" of reward doesn't elicit the response you're looking for, carefully chosen annoyances can serve as the "stick" that improves employee behavior.More>>

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Looking Back at Autodesk University 2012 Reveals What's Ahead for CAD Managers   12 Dec, 2012

Conversations at the annual user conference indicate that priorities are shifting to project profitability. More>>

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The Amazing Billable CAD Manager   29 Nov, 2012

Tie your time to projects and reduce your overhead.More>>