Help Shape the CAD Manager's Survey

25 Aug, 2010 By: Robert Green

CAD Manager's Toolbox: Soon it will be time for the 2010 survey. What questions and topics would you choose to include?

In this CAD Manager's Toolbox, I'd like to ask for your assistance in helping me craft my annual CAD Manager's Survey in a way that will generate useful information for you. To deliver results of maximum value, I need to know what you think should be in the survey.

In past years, the topics have included:

  • Compensation
  • Support ratios (users to machines)
  • Job functions
  • Job frustrations
  • Authority metrics (budget, standards enforcement, hiring and firing, etc.)
  • Economic metrics (layoffs, project growth or contraction, etc.)
  • Software environment
  • Hardware and OS environments.

What am I missing? What else would you like to see covered? What type of information would help you as a CAD manager?

Please take a few moments to consider which topics you'd like to have included in the 2010 CAD Manager's Survey, and let me know via e-mail at so I can produce a useful tool for you!

Do you have a helpful tip, link or item for the CAD Manager's Newsletter? Send it to me at If I use your tip in the newsletter you'll receive a cool Cadalyst prize!


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