CADDManager on September 9th, 2010

When does something become a best practice?  How does it become standard procedure? Here is what TechTarget states about the spread of a best practice. A best practice tends to spread throughout a field or industry after a success has been demonstrated. However, it is often noted that demonstrated best practices can be slow to […]

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CADDManager on September 8th, 2010

Best practices in CAD or BIM come from many differing places and people.  They may be pulled in from another firm when someone joins your team.  They may be developed by some creative chap in your office.  They may come from internet searches or even just dumb luck. They can appear randomly or in a […]

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CADDManager on September 6th, 2010

According to Wikipedia, “A best practice is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive, or reward which conventional wisdom regards as more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. when applied to a particular condition or circumstance.” In CAD or BIM it means just that…  it is a method that […]

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CADDManager on September 1st, 2010

We all have workarounds…  Things that we do to make the software do what it is supposed to do.  They are often clever and creative.  They obviously work, but they are ways of using the software that was not intended by the developers.  We use them because the software fails to work as we expect […]

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CADDManager on February 4th, 2015

Recently, the publishers of Cadalyst Magazine interviewed me for their CADSpeed blog as part of their “Expert Interview” series.  The interview included a quick review of CAD Manager duties, the impact of the “maker” movement, qualities of a good CAD Manager and more. You can read the interview on their blog at  “Expert Interview with […]

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CADDManager on August 7th, 2013
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Leadership Dispositions

I am changing the flow of these posts in mid stream – sorry.  I realized that I wanted to define the disposition prior to seeing how it plays out in your leadership style.  So with that in mind, here is the next one. Those that are disposed to a Structure oriented leadership will display the […]

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I had the opportunity to review a recent book from Sybex/Wiley.  This book is part of their Autodesk Official Press.  the authors are Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn and Tessa Reist Hathorn. Summary: The book is a very good introduction to the essential areas and uses of Revit Arch as a BIM tool.  It explains concepts […]

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CADDManager on December 29th, 2010

I took a little time to review the blog posts that I made in the past year… My Favorites: Here are my Top Ten favorite posts from 2010. Many of them are series so the list is not ten items long, but there are more than ten posts collectively. The Last Gasp for CAD – […]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2009

The day started out with the CAD Manager Power Track – CAD Manager Best Practices Here is some of what I presented.  I culled them from these past posts. Jumping to Conclusions Attacking the Person not the Problem Allowing others to make your decisions Offering False Hope All or Nothing Being Too Flexible After that […]

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