A new AutoCAD® release will mean different things to different CAD managers, but there’s one point you all seem to agree on: Implementing new CAD software makes the daily grind a bit bumpier than usual. Thankfully, Cadalyst columnist Robert Green has developed a short list of well-tuned best practices for turning the implementation process into one smooth ride. So sit down and read on. It’s clear sailing ahead.
Best practices for implementing new CAD software
Read Robert’s article and get started on his eight-step guide for CAD implementation success.
- Perform a trial deployment
- Target first projects
- Review/modify standards
- Build a training plan
- Select the first trainees
- Create a phased implementation strategy
- Manage user and management expectations
This article was developed by the editors of Cadalyst—purveyor of information, advice, and tips for CAD managers and users—and is published in the Autodesk CAD Manager Center with permission of the publisher.
Inside the Autodesk CAD Manager Center: The Adventure Continues….
This is the eighth in a series of shout-outs to the Autodesk CAD Manager Center. Earlier in the tour, I pointed you to…
- Week 1: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—Intro, plus videos of the 2015 CAD Manager Summit
- Week 2: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—3 Ways Good CAD Management Confers a Competitive Advantage
- Week 3: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—CAD Manager’s Guide to Software Trial Success
- Week 4: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—5 Questions to Ask When Considering Cheap-o CAD
- Week 5: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—AutoCAD, and Product and Building Design Suites
- Week 6: Autodesk CAD Manager Center—How to Go From CAD Manager to CIO
- Week 7: Autodesk CAD Manager Center: How to Communicate with IT. Resistance is Futile. And Counterproductive.
Next up: Transition to Subscription: The how–to guide for software administrators.
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