CADDManager on July 16th, 2008

Having trouble with your AutoCAD version?  Do you think it might be a “bug”? Take a look at the full lists of “Updates & Services Packs” for AutoCAD. These are what Autodesk calls “Maintenance Releases”.  They use to be called Patches and before that Bug Fixes.  Now they have a more generic name. There are [...]

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CADDManager on February 27th, 2008

The last post I made on this subject got a few comments that hinted at this post (but I had not written it yet). This post is the reciprocal of that one. You may want to read that one first or read that one after you read this one. One of the temptations and struggles [...]

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CADDManager on February 13th, 2008

When we make a list of what we desire to do and what we actually can do – it may be a different list. Getting from the “desire” to the “done” of a project requires us to negotiate with others. When our desires come into conflict with someone else’s area, there may be some dialog [...]

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CADDManager on January 23rd, 2008

People want and need to have something to look forward to. It gives them a reason for pressing ahead. It provides them with hope that their CAD problems might be answered, the project problems might go away and that the next release of software is actually going to do what it says it will do. [...]

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I am a big supporter of teamwork. If you have read my stuff or heard me speak, you know that I believe in working with and through teams. Teams are one of the best ways to make progress and get everyone moving in the same directions. Teams are not an excuse to pass the buck [...]

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When a CAD Manager starts assaulting a persons character or calling in to question the persons abilities to perform any given CAD function, they may have slipped into an area where they do not really want to be. We assault someones character when we demean them, point out their flaws in public, deride their inabilities [...]

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CADDManager on January 10th, 2008

I have previously done some extensive writing on BAD CAD – files that fail to work the way you expect. Now I move on the BAD CAD Managers. There are a few out there that are easy to spot. They stick out like a sore thumb and everyone tries to avoid them. But before we [...]

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CADDManager on December 18th, 2007

From the Autodesk website… For AutoCAD customers in the Americas and Japan, you are entitled to 30 days support from your date of registration covering installation and configuration of your new Autodesk software. Installation support Installation support is support for installing software on your computer system using the installation process described in the product Getting [...]

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CADDManager on September 6th, 2005

Just published! Are you on the mailing list? This month: Creating CAD Support Teams for successful implementation. Building your Teams – Part 1 and Part 2 Back to School – what you need to learn August Survey Says! Quick Tip – Revit 8.1 Go to the September Issue

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