A couple of years ago I packed my family home into a U-Haul and left the bright lights of the United Kingdom's capital city for a little village on England's south coast. Why? I had finally found the position I had been working so hard for: CAD manager. And you know what? It didn't work out quite how I expected. Maybe I'm not yet experienced enough to tell you how to succeed as a CAD manager, but I can certainly help you to avoid the mistakes I made. Come and join us for a lively session as we discuss how to put aside the CADing and Codeing, and we talk about what to do next.
- Understand the hazards of working outside the CAD comfort zone
- Understand what your commission is and how to communicate it
- Discuss how to cope when you realize you're still not in charge
- Discuss strategies for improving dialogue and negotiation skills
Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, bon vivant, and CAD geek - Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul 's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul is a member of the British Standards Institute Committee for BS8888, the British standard for technical product documentation, and an (Ex) Autodesk Expert Elite. In his spare time, Munford nurtures the CAD Setter Out blog, and has written for AUGIWorld magazine, DEVELOP3D, and Shaan Hurley's Between the Lines blog. Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.