CADDManager on May 31st, 2006

I was thinking about Layers again and wanted to share a couple of conceptual ideas about layer standards. When you’re developing your Layer Standards you can use outside influences to define your layers. Being in the AEC market, I let ADT define any layer names that it creates out of the box through Layer Keys. [...]

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CADDManager on May 25th, 2006

I have been involved with CAD Standards reviews many times. I usually start with the basics; Plot Styles, Layer Names and Folder structure. Constantly talking about these things is good. I think that the whole layer list review is a positive thing to go through at the base level. Review each layer name one by [...]

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CADDManager on May 22nd, 2006

Are you a subscriber? In this months issue… Seven Ways to Solidify a New CAD Manager Position Seven points that may help you get ahead in a new CAD Manager position. Refreshing a long term CAD Manager If you have been a CAD Manager for a while, then here are some tips for you. April [...]

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CADDManager on May 16th, 2006

Take the latest CAD Manager Survey! DWF is being pushed by Autodesk as the way to easily transfer data to others. PDF’s have been used for some time. Which one are you using?

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CADDManager on May 4th, 2006

Again, continuing the conversation about working with your Users. Now I move to your Worst User. Don’t let anyone tell you that they are not valuable to the firm, even the other users who may have to pick up the slack from their shoddy work. By keeping them involved, you gain an understanding of how [...]

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CADDManager on May 3rd, 2006

I wanted to continue the conversation about working with your Best Users. They are an invaluable cog in the wheels of your firm. By keeping them involved, you gain not only their input and expertise, but also their loyalty. They typically are highly motivated anyway, but small amounts of input and focus will allow you [...]

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CADDManager on May 2nd, 2006

When developing CAD Standards and policies you need to keep in mind two users that impact these areas.. Your Best User and Your Worst User. Mr. Best will want to use the latest and greatest tools that you have. He will reach into the deepest depths of the software and find some little trick or [...]

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