CADDManager on April 30th, 2008

As one of you commented on my last post – writing the CAD Standard is a major accomplishment, but keep it up to date is another. When you finally have a Standard in place – when should it be updated? Last November I posted – CAD Standards – Not Set in Stone This post talked [...]

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CADDManager on April 29th, 2008

I just received the latest ZweigWhite Information Technology Survey for 2008. It provides a wealth of information to see where the industry is going and how you may stack up. It is an annual survey of A/E firms. This year 129 firms participated. Data was collected during Jan, Feb and March of 2008. I eagerly [...]

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CADDManager on April 27th, 2008

Well – nothing like waiting until the last minute… The last day to submit proposals for Autodesk University 2008 (Las Vegas, Dec. 2008) was Sunday the 27th. So I just got in under the wire. You can actually help define the classes that will be presented at AU 2008. This is something new. You can [...]

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CADDManager on April 23rd, 2008

Autodesk helps you – help yourself… From the site: What is Autodesk® Seek? It is a web service that allows designers – architects, engineers, students – to search and find generic or manufacturer-specific building products or components and associated design content. This content could include 3D models, 2D drawings, specifications, and descriptions for that product [...]

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CADDManager on April 20th, 2008

The focus this month will be on keeping your current position or landing that new job. Some of you may be looking for greener pastures or unfortunately out of a position. Some may be trying to move into the CAD Manager roll. So here are some words of advice. How to Keep your Job Interviewing [...]

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CADDManager on April 16th, 2008

We encountered a little problem that had us concerned until we figured out what was going on. We had been running low on our seat count for licenses of SketchUp. We use a network license scheme that allows multiple people to share licenses as needed. Over the last few days we were running low on [...]

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CADDManager on April 15th, 2008

I have just completed a series of Revit meetings.  They were focused on teaming up on projects and defining Revit standards.  The project is large and three architectural firms are working on it.  We are developing a template building, then use it to create three different facilities at three different locations. Some of the questions [...]

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CADDManager on April 13th, 2008

I have a lot of people hitting my site for info on Revit with Mental Ray Rendering. This is available in Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009 Here are a few links that might provide more info… Mental Ray comparison to Accurender in Revit Architecture 2009 Revit 2009- two words- Mental [...]

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CADDManager on April 7th, 2008

32-bit AutoCAD 2009 Running under Windows XP: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 operating system Intel® Pentium® 4.3 processor or AMD Athlon®, 3.0 GHz or greater – Dual core supported 2 GB RAM – 3GB Recommended 2.5 GB free hard disk space for installation 1024×768 VGA with true color Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or higher) DVD [...]

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