CAD Manager's Newsletter #134

10 Aug, 2005 By: Robert Green

Cadalyst CAD Manager's Newsletter

Licensing, Subscriptions and EULAs

Be sure your company is best served by its software contracts

An article I wrote recently for Cadalyst that dealt with the current state of CAD software licensing  generated a surprising amount of e-mail.  It seems software licensing is not only on the minds of CAD managers, but also that there’s a good bit of misinformation out there. I’d like to examine some licensing topics that will amplify and extend that print article.  <<read more>> If you haven’t had a chance to read the original article, you should do so now so you'll have the proper context for this followup. Read more >>
:: CAD Manager's Q&A

Should the CAD manager be an IT (information technology) function or an engineering/architectural function?  Why?

Robert Green answers: Before I answer, I have to disclose that I’m a mechanical engineer by background and training who became a CAD manager through tenacity and the school of hard knocks.  Given that,  I probably won’t surprise anybody when I say that I believe CAD management is much more closely aligned with engineering than it is with IT.  My logic is based on a few key conclusions I’ve drawn over the years that seem to have remained true for a long time.   Read more >>

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:: Events for CAD Managers

SolidWorks/Cosmos User Group Meetings:  Various dates and locations in August 2005. For a complete schedule, go to

BE Conference 2006: May 21-25, 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina. The BE Conference is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge.

For Cadalyst's full calendar of events, click here>>