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Autodesk University 2018

MFG223205 - CAD Management: The Art of Influence

Session Description

Are you a CAD manager? Do you need to convince your employees to use software and your boss to buy software? Many times you are faced with the hardest task of your position, which is to influence people upstream and downstream to even consider what you are proposing. You’ve done the research and are convinced it is the right course. Sometimes the software is in place, and you just have to convince them that your workflow is the best way to go. Come to this class to learn how to influence your boss and your employees to get on board.

Additional Information
Recognize the most common mistakes CAD managers make and how to avoid them
Discover the must-use tools that every program has that users should know
Learn how to solve how other groups will interact with the CAD department
Discover workflows required to be successful
Instructional Demo
Not Applicable
General Industry Learning
CAD Management and IT Software Training
CAD Manager Drafter Education Professional/Administrator Teacher/Professor Trainer
CAD managers, or lead users, responsible for implementing software and workflows.
Exploring industry practice and workflows
Technology Management
CAD Management Design Management Software Development
1 hour
Session Speakers
  • Todd Schmoock - Applications Consultant, Synergis Technologies, LLC

    Todd has over 25 years of experience in the mechanical engineering field. He is a graduate of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. Todd joined Synergis in 2003 as a Design Solutions Engineer where he began providing assistance to customers through training and consulting, helpdesk support, as well as providing pre-sales support and regularly presenting classes at Autodesk University. Prior to this, Todd spent ten years as a documentation specialist/designer at Honeywell, Inc., working on several government contracts which required strict drafting and design documentation in accordance with government standards. Todd also has experience providing CAD Management in the technical ceramic, elevator, and specialty gas industries.

  • James Johnson - Sr. Application developer, Synergis Technologies LLC

    Worked with CAD products for more than 25 years in many positions, from being a CAD drafter to writing automation applications. In current position, write integration applications to support and extract reference and property data for a document management system. In previous position used RealDWG® to write custom automation application to create AutoCAD® drawings of industrial kitchen equipment. Have worked at several Autodesk resellers in software development groups doing custom applications for Inventor and AutoCAD software. While working for resellers taught AutoCAD® instructional classes, Microsoft Visual Basic and AutoLISP classes. Worked as an AutoCAD® instructor at two community colleges.

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