CADDManager on March 31st, 2009

A while back I wrote a post on the “Dummies” books for CAD. The Dummies books go beyond CAD and so I was contacted with an offer that I pass on to you. Here it is… Siemens PLM has also published several Dummies booklets. “Design Logic for Dummies”, “Check-Mate for Dummies” and the latest “Design [...]

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CADDManager on March 30th, 2009

Here is the process that I will be expanding upon as we continue the conversation on CAD Standards development. This will give you a high level look at where I will be going. Planning your work is essential to success. Without a plan things do not happen. Most of us plan things out, even if [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2009

Moving from Single to Group One of the first steps is to interact with those that you have identified as caring and getting them into some form of group. Groups often make greater impact than individuals. Working alone limits the impact of your efforts. Working with groups expands the impact you will have. Groups are [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2009

There are several teams you need to develop to enhance CAD Governance. They include: Corporate Management Team Office CAD Liaisons/Representatives/Super Users CAD Standard Review Committee The Inner Circle Let’s take a short look at each one. Corporate Management Team These are the members of your firm who are impacted by CAD but are not part [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2009

Many things can get in the way of creating or modifying a CAD Standard. Here are a few… Lack of senior management support This is the number one killer when trying to develop CAD Standards. What does this look like or sound like? It will be those who actively seek to derail or squelch any [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2009

Doesn’t anyone care about CAD anymore? Rally the ones that Care Making a change or moving people toward process improvement, CAD Standards or even a software upgrade takes a lot to cultural effort within your firm.  Finding a group that can help in this process can help you get more done. Getting them on your [...]

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CADDManager on March 25th, 2009

Before we move on to developing a CAD Standard lets think about who needs to be involved in the process. CAD needs governance. Governing a CAD environment cannot be overlooked. Approaching the oversight of CAD from a willy-nilly perspective of doing what just comes your way will not allow you to make greater strides toward [...]

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CADDManager on March 24th, 2009

Press Release from Autodesk… “Autodesk 2010 Design and Engineering Software Product Line Now Available” Portfolio Offers Enhanced Functionality for Sustainable Design and Infrastructure Modeling, Allowing Customers to Capitalize on Stimulus Opportunities SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Autodesk today began shipping its new 2010 line of 2D and 3D design and engineering software. More [...]

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CADDManager on March 24th, 2009

Some may wonder when is the best time to create a CAD Standard. Do they wait until too many problems arise to live without one? Do they wait until the owner can no longer stand the confusion and complaints of the production staff? Here are some thoughts on this issue… Start Now You should create [...]

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