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Rick Ellis

ES124543: Drawing from Experience: 4 CAD Managers with More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience Tell All

(Duration 01:02:52)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand how others have successfully implemented CAD standards
  • Learn how to communicate better with management and other nontechnical people
  • Learn about keeping your skill set sharp, and keeping up with rapidly changing technology
  • Learn how to work with budgeting and senior management to get what you need for your department

Description

Description

Our group of CAD manager all-stars is back again this year with a new list of discussion topics. Learn from the experiences of this panel of diverse CAD managers who are widely respected as leaders in their field. Hear their unique perspectives and solutions to challenges faced by CAD managers from organizations of all sizes and backgrounds. Topics include CAD standards, as well as 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 for questions and answers when you can ask these experts the questions you've always wanted answered. 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

Rick Ellis

Rick Ellis is the President of CADapult Software Solutions, Inc., where he provides training and consulting services to clients around the country, helping them get the most out of their design software investment. Rick specializes in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, AutoCAD® Map 3D, Autodesk® InfraWorks™, AutoCAD® Raster Design, and AutoCAD®. He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network, and author of several critically acclaimed books on AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D; including the Practical Guideseries. Rick continues to use AutoCAD Civil 3D on projects in a production environment, in addition to teaching classes to organizations both large and small around the country.This practical background and approach has made him a sought after instructor by organizations around the world.

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, Green has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Green 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. Green 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, Green heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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; and other corporations, large and small. He is also a member of the board of directors for Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and he’s an award-winning 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 8 years, and he hopes to broaden his reach. Moreno currently lives in Houston where he is the IT Manager for a Texas-based engineering firm. He is a public speaker and trainer and enjoys spending time with his dogs. Visit his blog at www.kungfudrafter.com, follow him on Twitter at @WKFD, or search for him on Google+.

Kate Morrical

Silman is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. As the Digital Design Manager, Kate Morrical is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, whether CAD, Building Information Modeling (BIM), or design/analysis programs. Before rejoining Silman in 2012 (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, Inc. There, she worked on the AutoCAD software family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT software. She has over 15 years' experience with Autodesk products, currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board for AUGI, and has presented at numerous technical events, including Revit Technology Conference North America and several Autodesk University conferences.

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Published

  • 2017
  • ES124543
  • AU Las Vegas;

Software

  • None

Industry

  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • CAD Management and IT