What does it take to strategize and implement an efficient CAD and Vault software environment? Standards, communications, and consistency: the 3 keys to an efficient CAD and Vault software environment. This lecture is about how to build, implement, and run a highly technical CAD arena to produce and sustain small to large CAD designs. This discussion pertains to Vault software startups; small, medium-size, or large companies; and those that have been using Vault software for some time. This session features Vault Professional, Vault Office, and Vault Workgroup.
- Learn how to think steps ahead of the current process
- Learn how to use higher-level tools and features
- Learn how to formalize processes to stave off potential problems
- Learn how to limit human error
Kevin Smedley is the engineering systems manager at FS-Elliott, which is a global centrifugal compressor manufacturer with facilities in Asia, Europe, and South America, and is headquartered in Export, Pennsylvania. Smedley has over 27 years of CAD and management experience. His background includes CAD and design management, instructor/trainer, consultant, and implementation and support specialist. His additional responsibility of becoming the new engineering systems manager includes continued CAD administration, product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) with new PMP and CIP. His additional tasks of continuous improvement for the shop floor and project-management process improvement open up the opportunity to bring global workflows and processes, enhancing the engineering CAD design successes. Smedley’s specialties include CAD management, Inventor 3D parametric modeling application, Vault Professional software data management, and the role of continued support specialist.