CADDManager on March 31st, 2008

Check out the full color brochure for Revit Arch 2009

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CADDManager on March 30th, 2008

I admit that I do not return “cold call” phone messages. These are phone calls that I receive from vendors that I have not contacted. They are contacting me. They call and leave messages asking me to call them. They are cordial and offer information about products that I may not ever need. I feel [...]

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CADDManager on March 28th, 2008

The latest release of JBIM is out… The National BIM Standard of The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is pleased to announce the second issue of the Journal of Building Information Modeling, an essential information source on business, standards and technical issues related to BIM. This publication is part of our continued effort with [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2008

A magnificent combination… Get Free CAD Software (Student editions) – Make great designs – Win Prizes… It’s the Autodesk Student Design Challenge From the site: You are the designers of the future. Go build something. You sketch all over napkins and paper scraps. You think about how you could have designed the latest gadget just [...]

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CADDManager on March 18th, 2008

CAD Management can be a lonely job. Didn’t I already say that? So if it is so lonely, we don’t need to be making enemies in the process. CAD Managers sometimes appear to act in such a way that no one can be their friends. They walk around with a chip on their shoulder, like [...]

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CADDManager on March 17th, 2008

CAD Management can be a lonely job. It can set you apart from others because you are management. You are not one of the end users. You are part of the management team in your firm. This separates you from some of the users. Some of the tasks actually force you apart from others. You [...]

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CADDManager on March 14th, 2008

There has been swirl of information recently in the circles I run in about the concern for those of us that use Riverbed devices for WAN acceleration. The firm I am with has heavily invested in Riverbeds. We use them in all of our offices. Many other firms use them also. Many are looking at [...]

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CADDManager on March 13th, 2008

Having just moved to a AutoCAD Architecture 2008, I have joined the ranks of those who have troubles with the 2007 DWG format. The first one is that UCSFOLLOW gets reset to “0″ every time we open a DWG file. This apparently has been going on for a while and is still not fixed. Here [...]

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CADDManager on March 12th, 2008

No – this is not the name of a law firm. It is a method of negotiating that I constantly put into practice. You may have been successful in your efforts and have gotten a compromise or completed a negotiation in one meeting. I have found that it often takes multiple meetings, conversations, emails, phone [...]

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