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Instructional Demo    BES196051
CAD Manager's Guide: Using Tool Palettes to Manage Standards and Configuration
Chad Franklin
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Description

Have you ever wondered if there's an easier way to ensure that all drawing production staff has equal access to the company's CAD standards? This class will provide an overview of a variety of configuration, productivity, and management solutions that you can deploy using AutoCAD tool palettes. Tool palettes should not be limited to sourcing warehoused block/symbol libraries; they can also facilitate company-specific CAD software configurations, along with a multitude of other tools, to assist CAD managers with the elimination of inconsistencies across workstations, projects, and even offices. Tool palettes can easily become the "one-stop shop" for sourcing preconfigured, controlled content and the mechanism to assist users with configuring their AutoCAD (and AutoCAD software-based) software installations. Last year (Autodesk University 2017) we presented this class; this year we will focus on additional demonstration of the corporate tool palette sets we have deployed across our company over the past 6 years.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to become more productive and efficient in managing your company's CAD standards package
  • Learn how to eliminate inconsistencies across workstation configurations
  • Learn how to create company-wide tool palette sets that are automatically updated when content is added or modified
  • Learn best practices for discipline and project-specific tool palettes, including troubleshooting, support, tips, and tricks

Speakers

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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).
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