CAD Manager's Newsletter (#169)28 Mar, 2007 By: Robert Green
Some key functions in the new software can be a boon to CAD managers who use them to their advantage.
Over the past several weeks I've had a chance to work with AutoCAD 2008, and I've formed some opinions about the program's new functionalities that I think will affect CAD managers the most. In this issue I will share my findings along with several links to Web sites and blogs that can help you learn more about the AutoCAD 2008 product family's new features.
I realize the whole world doesn't use AutoCAD, but many do. Therefore, I think the new release merits some examination. Here goes.
Product Feature Resources
A number of great resources are out there to help you learn about all the new commands and features in AutoCAD 2008. I'm only going to talk about a few of the features that I think will really affect CAD management planning, so I'm leaving it to you to do more detailed homework on all the features you'd like. Here are some of the better resources I've seen so far: Read more>>
As CAD manager I have to deal with lots of network issues but don't have any formal training in them. Should I pursue understanding more networking technology?
Robert Green replies: Good question. And one that really relates to the size of your company. If you work in a large company with an established IT/networking group, I'd advise picking up knowledge as you go and keeping some sort of networking diary so you'll get smarter as time goes by. However, because the IT/networking group will always be on the cutting edge, there's little reason for you to be well versed in the topic. Read more>>
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