You now have the responsibility to manage CAD within your department and/or organization, but your job title does not include CAD manager. You do not or cannot dedicate your time full time to this task. So how do you do this? We will use my transition from reseller to mining equipment manufacturer in an examination of how to get buy-in from management, how to get participation by the users (and your peers), where to start, and how to proceed. Let us talk standards, processes, procedures, training, CAD, management, and continual leadership.
- Learn how to balance your efforts
- Discuss best practices for standards management
- Learn how to manage areas to improve productivity
- Learn some tips and tricks you can apply in the background to help your users
Mike spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he was very fortunate to help solve many issues utilizing Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault. Now he is the Technical Services Manager at Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg (www.pmparts.com) a mining equipment manufacturer. Reporting to the general manager, Mike is responsible for overseeing the company's technical operations and the strategic technical growth. His primary duties include the ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs and the interactions between departments.