The Standard is a tool to increase productivity
The Standard helps increase your speed, quality and productivity. You want a Bottom Line – that’s it.
In all my years of working in CAD, nothing has improved my environment better than a strong CAD Standard. Training has its value. Support has its benefits. Resellers and Autodesk can provide help. But nothing is more valuable to a CAD Manager than a CAD Standard that has been created, testing in the trenches and refined over time.
The reason for this is simple:
It allows your users to work together
It allows your firm to unify the product
It allows your support staff to hit a target
It allows your management to think about other things
It allows you to measure success
I could go one and each one of these could a post in itself. I might do that sometime, but for now I just want to get these ideas out of my head as they flowed.