CADDManager on August 30th, 2010

Autodesk has been working behind the scenes to create something that has not been around for some time… AutoCAD on a Mac. In an official press release, Autodesk is announcing AutoCAD that “runs natively on Mac OS X and will increase choice of hardware for millions of users around the world. Autodesk also announced the [...]

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CADDManager on August 16th, 2010

CAD Managers work in an environment where they can get their work done by taking a hands on approach.  They do the actual work themselves.  They are charged with customizing or standardizing a process and they develop the outline and procedures to do so.  There is a need for custom content and they create it. [...]

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CADDManager on August 16th, 2010

CAD Managers have to work from a distance.  They are not the ones creating and editing files and models.  Others do that and the CAD Manager is removed from the direct process.  They can be “one step back” as outlined in another post, or even two steps back… Being two steps back means that the [...]

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CADDManager on August 10th, 2010

I wrote this some time ago and I am reposting it.  I am in the process of writing an updated Job Description and will post that at some point. Here is a brief overview of a CAD Manager position and the duties involved: Provide production CAD support Develop, implement and enforce CAD Standards Organize the [...]

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CADDManager on August 9th, 2010

Are you a workaholic?  Most people would say no, but do you show any signs of working too much or focusing too much time on your work life? Thank God it’s Monday! – I hope you don’t find yourself saying that too often In the book “Workaholics” by Marilyn Machlowitz (1981) she identified four distinct [...]

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CADDManager on August 6th, 2010

In “the Nature of Managerial Work” (1980), Henry Mintzberg outline the Ten Roles of a manager.  He continues to write and released “Managing” in 2009.   I attempt here to apply these roles to the CAD Manager. He grouped them into three sets – Interpersonal, Informational and Decisional.   Here is the third set. Decisional 7) [...]

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CADDManager on August 5th, 2010

In “the Nature of Managerial Work” (1980), Henry Mintzberg outline the Ten Roles of a manager.  The book is 30 years old but there are still many that rely upon his categorizations.   I attempt here to apply them to the role of CAD Manager. He grouped them into three sets – Interpersonal, Informational and [...]

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CADDManager on August 4th, 2010

In “the Nature of Managerial Work” (1980), Henry Mintzberg outline the Ten Roles of a manager.  These ten roles have been applied in many ways to many differing titles within an organization.  I attempt here to apply them to the role of CAD Manager. He grouped them into three sets – Interpersonal, Informational and Decisional.   [...]

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CADDManager on August 3rd, 2010

According to a book “The Psychology of Behavior at Work: The Individual in an Organization” by Adrian Furnham (2005), a manager behaves in several ways in the work environment. Rather than being reflective systematic planners, managers often work in an unrelenting pace.  Their activities are characterized by short duration, variety, and are disjointed and often [...]

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