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Jeanne Aarhus

CM2823: Going 24/7 on 6 Continents: One Ford, One Team, One Goal = One CAD Standard?

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Implement standards that can travel both inside and outside the company
  • Describe what shifts in the process can increase your speed and what slows you down
  • Avoid CAD collisions and slow-moving users
  • Apply long term thinking while managing short-term objectives

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Ford Motor Company presents the continuing experiences in attaining one CAD standard on 6 continents that is available 24/7. Learn the ups and downs of this process and what products and solutions were successful, and which ones hit the road. Is it really possible to implement CAD standards on this large a scale? Now that we are well into this trip, we share the journey as we continue down this bumpy road in our efforts to achieve CAD harmony. Attend this class to hear how you too can drive your CAD standards into the fast lane and put them in overdrive.

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD managers of AutoCAD® software, or industry-specific products based on AutoCAD, who want to learn how a real-world CAD standards implementation has been developed and implemented at Ford Motor Company

Speakers

Speakers

Jeanne Aarhus

Jeanne is known for keeping her training sessions fast moving and fun. She is a nationally known speaker and expert in CAD and presents seminars and workshops on CAD productivity for managers and users in both corporate and academic settings. She has over 30+ years' experience involving production drafting, user support, standards coordination, programming, and training in various CAD applications. She is an independent consultant offering training and implementation services and is certified in several Autodesk and Bentley products. She continues to be actively involved in international, national, and local CAD user groups and received the much coveted Top Ten Speaker award for her presentations at AU. She has been a popular speaker at AU for several years.

Kevin Clegg

Kevin is well known at Autodesk University as the #1 promoter of Ford Motor Company; while coordinating the licensing, training and CAD standards of a global user community he also manages the day to day business of delivering powertrains for vehicle platforms; currently the newest version of the 6-speed transmission for the Ford F-150 truck lines. His understanding of CAD requirements comes first hand having been involved with Ford CAD design for 22 years. Prior to Ford, Kevin worked for the Architecture and Plant Engineering department for the University of Michigan renovating buildings. Kevin attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies in design and fine arts and graduate studies in architecture. kclegg@ford.com

Paula Wiebelhaus

Paula provides CAD and drafting consultant services and is currently on contract with Ford Motor Company. She has been involved with Ford Corporate Standards and Specifications for CAD and drafting for 10 years. Prior to her affiliation with Ford, she assisted other plant engineering automotive groups and suppliers with standards, libraries, and drafting. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in engineering graphics, and has over 26 years of experience using AutoCAD® starting with release 2.5

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Published

  • 2013
  • CM2823
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Topics

  • CAD Management and IT