CADDManager on December 31st, 2007

I wanted to take the time to thank you all – the readers. You have been checking my blog and site for tips, advice and validation on your CAD Management issues since December 2004 when I started this whole thing. There have been many who have contacted me for specific help on some topics and […]

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CADDManager on December 25th, 2007

Christmas Bells – by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1864) As with any composition that touches the heart of the hearer, this poem flowed from the experience of Longfellow. When Longfellow penned the words to this poem, America was still embroiled in it’s Civil War and months away from Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House […]

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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 December 17th, 2007

Continuing my look at Lunch and Learns here are a few random tips to make them better: Get good speakers. First look around the office to see who might be a good candidate for sharing in the instruction. Ask some of the Super Users. Ask some of your CAD Staff. Ask your reseller. They are […]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2007

FREE FOOD! The two most powerful words – when combined – even more powerful. Offering Lunch and Learns is a very common way of getting people to come to training. It is an incentive that few people can pass up. Most will come for the food, if not for the teaching. The trouble is that […]

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CADDManager on December 13th, 2007

From the AUGI site: (you must be a member to see some of this. Join for Free) AUGI e-Learning Program “AUGI is pleased to offer AUGI e-Learning, a program that offers AUGI members a selection of video tutorials focusing on various Autodesk products. AUGI, in conjunction with CADLearning, is making video lessons available every month […]

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CADDManager on December 12th, 2007

Two articles on your career path and the choices that must be made along the way. Career Decision Points – Take control of your CAD Manager Career – Career Plateau From the Archives… CAD Manager Career Road Map Take a look at the latest issue Not yet a subscriber? Sign up here

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CADDManager on December 10th, 2007

There are a lot of training materials that can be used effectively. Like I said – I like to create my own, but that is tough. Usually I start with other material that I may have used or has been used to train me. If I take a class in the latest software, I may […]

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CADDManager on December 6th, 2007

When it comes to training material, I like to develop my own. That way I can tailor it to my needs and the audience. But this takes time, a lot of time. You need to decide if it will be an outline for an instructor lead class or a handout that people will read on […]

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