CADDManager on May 31st, 2012
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial Five:  A CAD Meltdown A nuclear meltdown is a term for a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.  Accidental damage can happen in CAD also.  A meltdown is when the project gets a [...]

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial Four: The Smartest Guy in the CAD Room – Thinking you know it all Sometimes a new CAD Manager will think that they know everything that there is to know about the tools they use.  This feeling comes [...]

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CADDManager on May 23rd, 2012
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial Three:  Ambiguity of your Duties: What am I supposed to do? Sometimes new managers really do not have a full understanding of what they are to be doing.  Most have a good grip on what it took to [...]

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial Two:  The Constriction of Having No Control Trial number two is related to number one (The Authority Challenge) but it relates to not having control.  You have no control over key areas that impact your success. This relates [...]

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CADDManager on May 16th, 2012

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today introduced the shared OpenRoads information modeling functionality in its InRoads, GEOPAK, and MXROAD V8i(SELECTseries 3) products for roadway design. … Users of any or all of these products can now benefit from shared innovations that increase the potential of information modeling in road design, construction, and operations. The new functionality advances what’s possible in civil design through [...]

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CADDManager on May 15th, 2012
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerBecoming a new CAD Manager can be a joyous time in your career path.  You have finally achieved something that you have sought after for years.  You have been recognized by the firm for all of the contributions you [...]

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CADDManager on May 9th, 2012
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD Managers

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD ManagersComing to the end of this series with just a few more items to post. 7.  Procedures are a means to an end, not written in stone. Average CAD Managers usually have good CAD Standards.  They know their stuff and they get the [...]

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CADDManager on May 8th, 2012
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD Managers

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD ManagersA couple more ideas about working you Core areas of CAD Management. 5.  Change is to be embraced and managed, not avoided. Average CAD Managers see change as annoying, a duty and demanded by others.  It appears to be complicated and threatening to [...]

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CADDManager on May 2nd, 2012
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD Managers

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Extraordinary CAD ManagersThe last post introduced this topic and I continue with my outline of what might make an Extraordinary CAD Manager as they work on their Core. 3. CAD Managers serve others, not control them. Average CAD Managers want users to do just what [...]

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