CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

My CAD Leadership class this year is on Change.  How to manage it well.  Change is going to happen and you need to be leading it. Leading change will draw upon your skills in ways that you may not have fully developed and will continue to develop your entire career. I have broken this topic […]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

I am presenting on how multiple generations of workers is impacting the workforce.   When working through the data I came up with some conclusion. Five Keys of Understanding the Generations  Traditionalists (WW2 generation) and Baby Boomers are as likely as Millennials to be technology contributors. Enhancing and clarifying the old – producing and creating the […]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2011

One of my classes is on CAD Momentum.  It is about making things happen by capitalizing on the energy and momentum of change. Here are some of my thoughts… The Enemies of Momentum.  The people and comments below can be killers of your progress.  You can hear people saying these things and it will cause […]

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CADDManager on November 14th, 2011

One of the things that I think we may have lost is knowing what you are actually depicting.  In the days when the draftsperson had to interact with the Architects, Engineers and Designers they learned what they were actually trying to depict in the finished product.  They would show pictures, sketch images and actually take […]

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CADDManager on November 8th, 2011

Think before you draw. Hand drafting took a long time.  It caused you to think before you actually set information to paper.  Thinking is good.  In today’s fast paced CAD and BIM markets, the software moves quicker than some people think. Moving from one sheet to another caused you to give pause and think “Am […]

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CADDManager on October 31st, 2011

We need to retain the ability to put together a set of Plans I mentioned this before so this is an expansion on that comment.  You should be thinking about how a set of plans are used and then group them for maximum efficiency and clarity.  The entire set should tell a story that starts […]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2011

As some have commented, there may not be a need to learn hand lettering, mechanical pencil manipulation or how to use a protractor, but there are some things that I think were matured during the hand drafting and document preparation days that should not be forgotten. Here is what I think should not be lost.  […]

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CADDManager on October 10th, 2011

All of this hands-on method of drafting may soon (or already) be a thing of the past.  All of the methods that assisted in the proper training and development of the designers mind may be slipping away due to no longer needing them in today’s high tech world of advanced tools.  This small section of […]

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CADDManager on October 7th, 2011

My biggest fear in bringing this topic us is to be thought of as a curmudgeon, a Luddite or an old school voice crying over the bygone days.  I am not – but first a little history lesson. The Luddites were a social movement that advocated the destruction of the mechanized looms that were revolutionizing […]

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