Expert CAD Management
The Complete Guide
By Robert Green
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: July 2007
Pages: 384

An Indispensable Resource Packed with Practical, Real-WorldAdvice

Get the strategies you need for successful CAD management inthis one-of-a-kind resource. You'll learn the basics—such ashow to assign tasks, set budgets, and formulate ROI—and delveinto more complex issues. How does one prioritize? How arestandards best formulated, written, and introduced? Is the goal todo projects faster or cheaper—or both? What are the commonmyths of CAD management and how can you debunk them? Full of savvyinsights, techniques, strategies, and examples from the field, thispractical book will broaden your technical, business, andmanagement skills both in and out of the world of CAD.

  • Assess the capabilities of your people and resources
  • Formulate, write, and communicate in-house and vendorstandards

  • Establish a budget, find cost savings, and determine ROI

  • Manage intellectual property, file security, and documentcontrol

  • Get involved with network and IT planning

  • Sell your ideas to management and end users

You'll also find configuration tips for specific engineeringenvironments such as manufacturing, AEC, and civil engineering, aswell as for specific software applications including AutoCAD®,SolidWorks®, and more.

Featured on the CD

Companion CD includes a video introduction and book overview byauthor Robert Green. You'll also find valuable tools to use withyour own projects, including:

  • Task list planner
  • Work planning guide

  • ROI worksheet

  • System diagram worksheet

  • Letter to senior management

"You're sure to find helpful techniques within this book to makeyour CAD management role more effective and productive." —LynnAllen, Autodesk Technical Evangelist and Cadalyst columnist

"Robert Green draws on many years of real-world experience as aCAD manager and consultant to deliver recommendations that work forany size and type of organization. He's the top resource for CADmanagers looking to increase performance and efficiency."—Sara Ferris, technology writer and editor, former editor ofCadalyst

"With over 20 years of experience, Robert Green is anaccomplished expert who understands the issues and pressuresrevolving around CAD management. He has developed a strategy thatis clear, concise, and direct in solving those issues." —MattMurphy, speaker, trainer, and author, ACADventures

"In order to be effective as a CAD Manager, you must staycurrent and knowledgeable, and Robert Green has the subject coveredfor you." —Shaan Hurley, Worldwide MyFeedback ProgramsManager, Autodesk, Inc.

"His timely tools and ideas have consistently placed him as oneof the highest rated instructors and consultants in the Autodeskcommunity, and now, we get a recap of those tools and ideaspresented in a book. FINALLY!! Fantastic!!" —Dan Dolan,President, CADLearning by 4D Technologies

"Robert Green has a great combination of philosophy, real lifeexperience, and raw data that can give you the insight andadvantage over your competition." —Yoshi Honda, President,Pacific CADD Services, Inc.

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