CADDManager on July 17th, 2013

I am always looking for new tools…  Just announced today…  a new Import from Google Utility and Point Station and Offset Report Utility for IMAGINiT’s Utilities for Civil 3D. In addition to the new Utilities, IMAGINiT has also enhanced the existing AutoOffset Utility to include compatibility with the 2014 version of Autodesk Civil 3D. Read [...]

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CADDManager on October 13th, 2010

I attended KETIV AMA yesterday.  It was not really a vendor presentation.  It was more of a training event.  they had several tracks and many classes presented by their team of internal staff and Autodesk employees. I am always looking for tips and trick and cross industry information that I can apply to the firms [...]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2010

My perspective may not be the final word on this subject, but I have seen so many of these that I do have some suggestions. It may not make for the perfect presentation, but if this advice were taken then at least I would be happier. Many of these have been used by presenters 1. [...]

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CADDManager on October 11th, 2010

I have seen so many vendor presentations in my career that I cannot count them. Some have been forgettable, some unforgettable, some boring, some exciting, but they have all been done with the best intentions. I am speaking on the general presentations that are made to large crowds either in person or via the web. [...]

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CADDManager on November 22nd, 2005

Enhancing the Vendor Relationship… Now that you have selected the vendors that you should be managing, lets take a look at what I think is the first step to managing them… Creating or enhancing your relationship. Like any relationships you have in life they need to be nurtured. Your relationships (like spouses, kids, neighbors, friends, [...]

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CADDManager on November 16th, 2005

All of us come in contact with Vendors or Resellers. Many of us don’t give much thought to managing our vendors. I think that is a mistake. Vendor management is something that you should add to your list as a CAD Manager. Here are some ideas about VM. Identify which vendors to manage… First make [...]

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