CADDManager on June 25th, 2010

News about an upcoming event… Registration for the 2010 Mid-Continent MicroStation Community Conference is now open! Be sure to register soon to qualify for our early registration discount. Register at: http://www.tmcmcmc.org/modules/confreg/ What: 2010 TMCMCMC Mid-Continent MicroStation Community Conference When: August 10th and 11th Where: Overland Park Convention Center Costs: Early Registration: $85/day/person (Early registration ends [...]

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CADDManager on June 22nd, 2010

In the last post I discussed the Stand Up Meeting concept.  Now I want to give you an example report. I mentioned that the four questions each person should answer were: What have you done since the last meeting? What will you do before the next meeting? Do you need anything from anyone before the [...]

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CADDManager on June 21st, 2010

Working collaboratively means boosting communications.  One way to do that is with quick – short meetings. I personally call it a “Stand Up Meeting”.  I have heard it called “The Huddle” or other things. Here are some basic ground rules for the meeting. Meetings start on time. Meeting last 15-20 minutes or less (depending on [...]

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CADDManager on June 16th, 2010

What will make it the last gasp for CAD?  What will be the final nail in the coffin of 2D CAD?  Will there be one final function that will move everyone to 3D? Here are some events, items of functions that could make CAD be gone forever… 1.  We move away from hard copy deliverables.   [...]

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CADDManager on June 15th, 2010

Last Gasp for CAD…  maybe not… Here are some reasons that CAD may not be closing in on end of life. 1.  The developers of CAD software are still making strides in adding tools to the 2D world of CAD.  Each new release brings improvements.  They may seem small to most, but out there somewhere [...]

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CADDManager on June 14th, 2010

Here is the article that started me thinking about the Last Gasp of CAD.  It was an article in Harvard Business Review and one more in HBR. In the article, Daniel Snow warns of a surge in old technology as new technology threatens to overtake it. It is worth the read.

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CADDManager on June 13th, 2010

Technology transitions usher in new software, but the older technology may exhibit a resurgence or “Last Gasp” before it goes under.  A “Last Gasp” is a valiant attempt to revitalize a technology that appears to be reaching the end of it’s useful life. A recent example of one such technology that might be nearing it’s [...]

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