The job of the CAD or BIM manager is always changing. There are new updates to install, new processes to implement, new team members to train, new hardware to consider.
Still, the past year and a half brought more disruption and change than usual. CAD and BIM managers at companies large and small had to step up and, in many cases, accelerate adoption of new tools and approaches that enabled teams to take care of business from anywhere. From real-time video collaboration to cloud-based data management, from immersive design review to remote site management, teams honed new ways to work and developed new ways to make and build. Along the way, people discovered how powerful these processes can be, which means many changes are here to stay.
So, for those who set the standards, manage the subscriptions, upgrade the systems, and make it their job to make sure that others can do their jobs, enjoy these AU 2020 sessions. Thanks for helping your teams make the best of a challenging time.
Automating tasks initially takes time, but pays off in the long term by saving time for individuals and teams. In Programming the Work Out of CAD Management, Chris Lindner shows you how to use AutoLISP to automate common tasks, including applying, checking, and maintaining CAD standards. Lee Ambrosius walks you through how to automate file workflows in his instructional demo, Managing and Migrating Custom Files and Settings. And if you’re ready to take your firm’s development and automation game to the next level, Greg Niksch and Forrest Murrill discuss Why Hire an API Programmer for Your CAD Department?
Account management reimagined
The move to a Named User account for management of your Autodesk subscription brings a host of benefits both for users and admins. Camille Cheong and others show you how to speed up your workflows, extract insights in real time, and support collaboration with Best Practices for the Transition to Named User. Learn why the Premium subscription plans are the right choice for many users with the panel discussion, Why I Chose a Premium Plan for My Business. And get the details about the accelerated deployment experiences included in the latest Autodesk product releases with Danny Polkinhorn’s session, New, Faster Install Experience to Speed up Workflows.
Immersive design for remote teams
Join Ernesto Pacheco, director of visualization at CannonDesign, for a 15-minute tour of the AR and VR tools that his team used to collaborate with clients during the pandemic.
AU gives you the opportunity to learn from people who’ve been doing what you do for decades. Check out the latest installment of Curt Moreno’s popular class, Standards for Developing Standards: A How-to for Busy CAD Managers. Get insight from BIM managers who share what worked and what didn’t in 2020 with the roundtable session, The CAD Manager Wishlist—The 2020 Hindsight Edition. And don’t miss the panel discussion, Drawing from Experience: Four CAD Managers with Decades of Experience Tell All, as seasoned vets Curt Moreno, Rick Ellis, R.K. McSwain, Kate Towne, and Mike Thomas share their learnings with a focus on supporting remote workers.
At AU, we love our CAD and BIM managers. And there’s always something new to learn.