CADDManager on September 27th, 2010

I just posted on my BIM Manager site as I was wondering about reasons given for AEC firms not to move to BIM. Big firms are moving, but are smaller firms moving? This is an AEC debate and may not impact your CAD environment if BIM is not a tool that addresses your needs, but [...]

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CADDManager on September 20th, 2010

I have been working in technology with hardware and software for a long time. I have seen to good, the bad and the unexplainable. Here are some of the unexplainable things… Why do software problems just work when I do the same thing that others have done to fix it? I see things fixed in [...]

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CADDManager on September 9th, 2010

Here is a list of my classes and times (PST) Tech Transitions: Will the Move to 3D Make You Obsolete? CM220-1 | Lecture | Tuesday Nov. 30 | 10:00am – 11:00am | 1-Hour Strategic Planning 101: The Basic Tools for Success BO228-1 | Lecture | Tuesday Nov. 30 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | 1-Hour Strategic [...]

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CADDManager on September 9th, 2010

When does something become a best practice?  How does it become standard procedure? Here is what TechTarget states about the spread of a best practice. A best practice tends to spread throughout a field or industry after a success has been demonstrated. However, it is often noted that demonstrated best practices can be slow to [...]

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CADDManager on September 8th, 2010

Best practices in CAD or BIM come from many differing places and people.  They may be pulled in from another firm when someone joins your team.  They may be developed by some creative chap in your office.  They may come from internet searches or even just dumb luck. They can appear randomly or in a [...]

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CADDManager on September 6th, 2010

According to Wikipedia, “A best practice is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive, or reward which conventional wisdom regards as more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. when applied to a particular condition or circumstance.” In CAD or BIM it means just that…  it is a method that [...]

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CADDManager on September 1st, 2010

We all have workarounds…  Things that we do to make the software do what it is supposed to do.  They are often clever and creative.  They obviously work, but they are ways of using the software that was not intended by the developers.  We use them because the software fails to work as we expect [...]

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