CADDManager on November 27th, 2007

The day started off with an overwhelming confluence of people. Nearly 10,000 people are in attendance at this years event. And I think they all ate breakfast at the same time. It is quite a hike to get to the food area. Then the long hike back… The kickoff event started with Carl Bass and […]

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CADDManager on November 26th, 2007

I arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday for some pre AU events. I spent the day on Monday with the AUGI Board of Directors developing plans for future AUGI programs, events, and offerings. Then it was on the AUGI Leadership Conference. We had over 125 people involved. This was a dedicated time for leaders to […]

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CADDManager on November 21st, 2007

Still as valid today as when I wrote them last year… You can use these for just about any event you attend but they are focused on AU 2007. I wrote them and posted them on BLAUGI – the AUGI Blog last year. Take a look… Tips for attending AU2006 Tips for working the Exhibit […]

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CADDManager on November 19th, 2007

CAD Standards are meant to be changed. They are not to be created and set up as if chiseled in stone tablets. They should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. I keep a Master copy of the Standard that I mark up and then publish when there are enough changes to make an […]

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CADDManager on November 15th, 2007

The Standard is an Ideal – you may never reach perfection. In fact you most likely will not ever see a perfect set of CAD files in your entire career. But that does not mean that we just throw up our hands and give up trying. How many perfect games have there been by Major […]

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CADDManager on November 14th, 2007

When developing your CAD Standards keep in mind that you are painting a target for your team to hit. You are not creating a “how to” book. Leave the “how to” part for training. By giving them a target to hit you are allowing for some flexibility in what they do to hit that target. […]

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CADDManager on November 1st, 2007

Have you checked out the SketchUp Tutorial videos on their YouTube Channel? Click here This is a good source for online learning of Google SketchUp, brought to you by the folks who make the software.

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CADDManager on November 1st, 2007

Are you going to Autodesk University this year? If so – let us know If not – why not? Take the Survey

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CADDManager on October 31st, 2007

Finally – someone is publishing information about how much BIM is being used. This is from the Interoperability in the Construction Industry SmartMarket Report – a 36-page printed report (available as hard copy or FREE PDF) that reviews the results of research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction Analytics during late-Spring 2007. This is from a very […]

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