One of the main causes of file corruption, data loss, degradation of computer performance, going over budget, and an overall decrease in quality and efficiency—is clutter. We have all gone to the garage or the shop looking for that tool, only to spend a frustrating amount of time and tears searching through the unorganized pile of stuff, and ending up either abandoning the project or heading to the hardware store to buy another tool. The same thing happens with our CADD files and data, except we usually spend the time and money enlisting the "CADD Janitor" to clean things up. In this class, we will cover, in detail, 10 habits that will put the CADD Janitor out of work and make your AutoCAD and Civil 3D projects more efficient, better quality, and less frustrating. Implementing these habits will help you avoid being a slave to the data and technology, which will empower you to focus on creativity and innovation in your projects.
- Understand what CADD clutter is and the real and damaging effects it can have on a project
- Learn how to implement techniques and habits that will help avoid CADD clutter
- Learn how to save significant amounts of time and expense on the life of a project
- Learn how to be creative and innovative by controlling the technology rather than letting it control you
I've been in the Civil Engineering industry for over 37 years. I have over 34 years experience with AutoCAD and 12 years with Civil 3D. Before Civil 3D I had about 6 years experience with LDT. I also have over 3 years experience working with InfraWorks. As part of my career in Civil Engineering, I have worked on many DOT projects, therefore I have about 15 years experience with MicroStation and have a thorough understanding of the difference between the two platforms. For 6 years I was a corporate CADD manager for a company with over 60 users. My passion is Civil infrastructure design and CADD production. I also taught a class on Grading at Autodesk University, and have conducted several training sessions for our company.