Column: CAD Manager
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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>>

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When Should You Replace Old Hardware and Software?   14 Nov, 2012

The cost of replacing outdated tools is substantial, and management often uses it as a reason to delay upgrades. But you're also paying a price by continuing to rely on those clunkers.More>>

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Establish a Training Program for Your CAD Users, Part 2   24 Oct, 2012

You've gotten the go-ahead from management; now it's time to gather supplies and locate the right training venue.More>>

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Establish a Training Program for Your CAD Users, Part 1   10 Oct, 2012

You could be doing more to help your users — and yourself — with training that prevents repeated mistakes.More>>