Over the past 7 years, hundreds of Associated Engineering production staff members across our 23 offices have been using AutoCAD software’s Sheet Set Manager (SSM) to efficiently coordinate project drawing packages. Throughout that time frame, we have continually adapted and fine-tuned our Sheet Set Manager templates (and support files) to not only provide flexibility for utilizing internal, project, or client-specific CAD standards, but also for ensuring conformance and standardization for all AutoCAD (and AutoCAD software-based) software output. Sheet Set Manager can greatly impact productivity while reducing repetition, user frustration, project budgets, and schedules. Please join us for this class, as we will be discussing 6 “key” Sheet Set Manager strategies that have proven to successfully assist CAD managers, project CAD leaders, and production management through incorporating this powerful productivity tool throughout development, implementation, and ongoing support.
- Gain a solid understanding of Sheet Set Manager functionality
- Learn how to transfer and modify existing sheet borders for use with Sheet Set Manager
- Learn how to use the Sheet Set Manager to preconfigure project or company CAD standard requirements
- Learn how to avoid pitfalls and limitations by capitalizing on best practices for developing Sheet Set Manager content
Chad is the CAD Coordinator for Associated Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering firm with 23 offices across Canada. He currently provides drawing production coordination including CAD standards development and implementation across the company’s 350 Autodesk users. Having 25 years of experience primarily on civil infrastructure and transportation design, Chad has been utilized for the past 6 years dedicated to full-time development of corporate CAD standards including extensive templates, macros/scripts and lisp, tool palette sets, sheet set manager implementation, quality management and production staff technical support/training. Chad is an Autodesk Certified Professional and a member of several Autodesk Customer Councils (Product Delivery, Product Research and Visual Design Research) including Autodesk Beta programs. Chad has attended Autodesk University (AU) each year since 2013; 2017 and 2018 as an AU speaker/instructor. Chad is also a AU Speaker Mentor as part of the Autodesk University Speaker Readiness Program. Chad authors/owns the AutoCAD and CAD Management Blog: theCADcafé (www.thecadcafe.com).