CADDManager on November 23rd, 2005

Dress casual – business casual at best – you may also see some very sloppy dressers – Whatever you usually wear to work will be fine, unless you wear a tie – lose the tie. Dress comfortable – these will be very long days – you may be walking a lot. Bring plenty of business […]

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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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CADDManager on November 11th, 2005

Just published! Are you on the mailing list? In this months issue: BAD CAD Finding the Flaws CSI – CAD Standards Investigator Beyond the CAD Standards Oct. Survey Says! Go to the November Issue

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CADDManager on November 6th, 2005

Where do you go for answers? If you are like many of us you just try to dig a little deeper and probe a little more to get around some tough spot in the software. But from time to time you may get stumped – I do. Where do you go when you are stumped […]

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CADDManager on November 3rd, 2005

LAYMRG is an Express Tool that I use to fix drawing that have way too many layers. It moves all objects on the first layer selected onto the second layer selected. The first layer will be deleted and purged from the drawing. Issue the command and select an object or objects that are on the […]

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CADDManager on October 29th, 2005

I was poking around my express tools and found one that I think is very useful. It allows you to check and change a system variable via a dialog box. Just type in SYSVDLG after loading the Express Tools. You will get a dialog box listing all of the system variables. This dialog box will […]

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CADDManager on October 27th, 2005

I got a couple of feedback items on my post about Exploding and Scaling check box locks in 2006…   “I made a block in LT 2006 and checked that it could not be exploded or inserted with different x-, y-scale values, saved the dwg, opened in Acad 2005 and could explode the block, scale […]

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CADDManager on October 26th, 2005

I journal. Now I blog. But I still journal. What I do is write down every event that happens in my day at work. I keep track of major conversations with people. Meetings. Phone calls. Even E-Mails. I use Word and save it as a continuing document. I start each day by opening the file […]

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