CADDManager on June 1st, 2005
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

Most firms have an unspoken distaste for upgrading their CAD environment.  The existing software may be working quite well and they don’t want to interrupt projects and productivity.  They have no time to train their people in the use of the newest versions. They don’t have the time or the budget for upgrades.  Sound like […]

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CADDManager on June 3rd, 2005
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

Last month we looked at a few internal reasons to move to a newer version of software.  These included thinking from the perspective of your users and management, issues like training and finances and finally your industry at large. We revisit the issues surrounding migration pros and cons as they relate the size of your […]

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CADDManager on June 5th, 2005
This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

Over the past two months we have looked into some reasons why a migration to a new release may be warranted and wanted.  Then we listened in on a fictitious conversation between Larry and Sam about large firm and small firm issues surrounding migrations.  Now we turn our attention to how to make a move. […]

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CADDManager on June 7th, 2005
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

In the last installment we outlined the areas of concern related to moving from one release of software to the next.  Let’s quickly review. The three areas of reflection are: What to do before the migration The actual migration event or period What to do after the migration We move now to the second stop […]

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CADDManager on June 8th, 2005
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

When to make the move I have gotten a few comments back from readers about the decreased span of time between software versions put out by Autodesk.  If you review the AUGI survey on Migration at http://www.augi.com/surveys/archive/cadmgmtsurvey-0505.pdf you will see that 67% of the respondents would agree that releases are happening too fast.  Even so, […]

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CADDManager on June 9th, 2005
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Migration Madness

Moving Day – Avoiding the potholes Move a small team or project Let everyone know you are moving ahead.  Keep everyone in the loop as to when the change will take place and how you are going to do it. Keep management informed.  Let them know that the projects they oversee will be making a […]

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