CADDManager on April 19th, 2006

I wrote this article for the April AUGI Hot News… I reproduce it some of it here.

Most of us would not readily admit that we have hacked a CAD file at some point in our careers. In fact, many of us do not know that we may actually be hacking CAD files right now. Most of the time users are unaware that they have jeopardized the integrity of a file.

I call this Involuntary CAD Slaughter or ICS. It is an offense that often goes unpunished offense and untraceable—we cannot find the perpetrator.

The criminal definition of manslaughter (a related and much more severe crime) as outlined on states:

Involuntary manslaughter generally occurs in only two cases. The first is when someone is killed due to criminal negligence. The second is when someone is killed during the commission of another crime, where the intent was not to cause bodily injury or death.

Let’s deal with these two areas from the CAD perspective:

Scenario 1: CAD Negligence

Scenario 2: During the commission of another crime

Read the full article on AUGI by clicking here. You must be a member to see the site.

All in all, ICS can happen when you least expect it. Slaughtered drawing files are a pain to work with and sometimes become corrupt. Don’t let it happen to you.

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2 Responses to “Involuntary CAD Slaughter – from AUGI Hot News”

  1. Mark,
    I would love to read the complete article you wrote on Involuntary CAD Slaughter. I’ve got a few users in my office that regularly commit ICS and need a bit of perspective on the fallout that can result from this crime. Any chance you could post the full article here?

    Thank you and I love your site!

  2. Let me see if I can dig it up.


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