CADDManager on October 31st, 2008

I just recieved this file – hot off the presses from Autodesk.  I have permission to post it, but if they want me to take if down or change the link, I may have to do that. “The Revit platform’s performance depends on the hardware environment provided for the software. The Revit platform team has [...]

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CADDManager on October 29th, 2008

CAD Managers give structure to CAD processes. Are you providing the structure that your firm needs?  Structure comes from more than just the CAD Standards. Here are a few things that provide structure to your firm: 1.  Purchasing processes. I have talked about having an approved software list when I wrote on Preventative CAD Management [...]

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CADDManager on October 28th, 2008

Creativity is valuable. Not many have it in great quantities. Not many use it to their advantage. CAD Managers can bring value to their firm by being creative in their approach to management, problem solving and decision making. Creative thinking can take on many flavors. It can come from many places. Tons of input is [...]

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CADDManager on October 27th, 2008

We have been looking at the nature of the position you fill as CAD Manager and found several spots that may need review before you delve into the value that you may personally bring to the position.  You may want to go back and read the first three installments of this series before you go [...]

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CADDManager on October 23rd, 2008

More ways of knowing if you firm thinks that the CAD Manager position really is valuable…  Don’t think of the person when reviewing these questions – think of the position itself.  Would the answers be yes to these questions no matter who filled the spot? Is the CAD Manager accountable for resources like people, technology, [...]

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CADDManager on October 22nd, 2008

I mentioned the question about whether being at your job actually brings value to your firm.  In other words, is  you firm better off because you are there? Lets take a closer look at this question and first ask “Does your position actually add value?” We will look at this from the perspective of your [...]

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CADDManager on October 21st, 2008

Is your firm better off because you work there? This is a simple but very profound question. You need to be able to answer this question for yourself because others are asking it about you.  Every day you get up and go to work and you may not realize that others are watching what you [...]

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CADDManager on October 20th, 2008

I have past a milestone.  This is my 501st post. Here are my top 10 personal favorites topics… in no particular order BAD CAD BAD CAD Management Habits – Series Does Good CAD Really Matter? Your Best User Your Worst User How differing levels of CAD expertise infect your files The Four “T”s of CAD [...]

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CADDManager on October 14th, 2008

One Word – THINK!! Think carefully before clicking “Reply to all” – did you really mean to reply to everyone or just the sender?  I have seen people reply back to list servers and send out things that were meant to be private. Don’t forward email unnecessarily and never forward virus hoaxes, chain letters, petitions [...]

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