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IT10908: Drawing from Experience: Tell All of 4 CAD Managers with Over 100 Years of Experience

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover how others have successfully implemented CAD standards
  • Learn how to communicate better with management and other non-technical people
  • Learn how to keep your skill set sharp and keep up with rapidly changing technology
  • Learn how to work with budgeting and senior management to get what you need for your department

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Learn from the experiences of this panel of diverse CAD managers who are widely respected as leaders in their field. Hear their unique perspective and solutions to challenges faced by CAD managers from organizations of all sizes and backgrounds. Topics include understanding CAD standards, keeping up with rapidly changing technology, managing users, communicating with management and other non-technical people, budgeting, and much more. There will also be time to ask these experts the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Bring your questions and get answers from 4 CAD managers who have been there and done that.

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD Managers and users with CAD management responsibilities

Speakers

Speakers

Robert Green

Since 1991 Robert Green has provided CAD management consulting, programming, training, and technical writing services for clients throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A mechanical engineer by training, Robert has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Robert has acquired his expertise in CAD management via real-world experience as the “alpha CAD user” everywhere he has worked. Over time he has come to enjoy the technological and training challenges associated with CAD management, and he now trains CAD managers via public speaking. Robert is well known for his insightful articles in Cadalyst magazine and for his book, Expert CAD Management: The Complete Guide (published by Sybex). When he’s not writing, Robert heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

R K McSwain

R.K has worked in the Civil Engineering/Survey fields for more than 20 years, his duties ranging from hand drafting to using the latest versions of Autodesk Civil 3D. During this time, he has developed systems for the ease of administration of AutoCAD systems including installations, maintenance, customization, and compliance with CAD standards.As a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine, R.K. performs software and hardware reviews, serves as “Hot Tip Harry” reviewing user submitted applications, and reviews user submitted tips for the Cadalyst weekly newsletter "Tips and Tools Weekly". R.K. created CAD Panacea (http://cadpanacea.com) over 10 years ago as a resource for CAD users all over the world. He is a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite and multiple council groups at Autodesk.

Curt Moreno

Curt Moreno is the owner and editor of Kung Fu Drafter, a blog that is CAD-centric and geek peripheral. He is an active freelance content creator for clients such as the Autodesk, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; and other corporations, large and small. He is also a contributing editor to Cadalyst magazine as member of the board of directors for Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and a highly rated Autodesk University speaker. He has written and spoken on topics revolving around the CAD profession, management issues, presentation topics, and customer relations for the past 6 years, and he hopes to broaden his reach. Curt currently lives in Houston where he is the CAD coordinator for a Texas-based engineering firm. He is a public speaker and trainer, and enjoys spending time with his dog and horses. Visit his blog at www.kungfudrafter.com, follow him on Twitter at @WKFD, or search for him on Google+.

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Published

  • 2015
  • IT10908
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industry

  • General AEC

Topics

  • CAD Management and IT
  • AutoCAD and General Design