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If you work in a smaller architecture or engineering firm and managing CAD users and deployment tends to fall to you, you may be a CAD manager and not even know it. That’s what longtime CAD consultant, trainer, and president of CADapult Software Solutions Rick Ellis says in this story: When You’re a CAD Manager and You Don’t Even Know It.

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-10-10-48-amAccording to Ellis, “There are a lot of people basically performing the duties of a CAD manager but without the title or compensation.” So what should you do if you find yourself in this situation? Take control. Read Ellis’s tips for juggling your responsibilities and managing your team. Many of his tips come from the AU 2016 roundtable he led which featured a panel of CAD Manager All-Stars including Robert Green.

You can watch the class at AU online:

IT19259: Drawing from Experience: 4 CAD Managers with More Than 100 Years of Experience Tell All

In addition to following his tips, Ellis recommends attending AU to network and take advantage of online CAD manager forums to deepen your understanding. With the right resources you can get the job done right…even if you didn’t know it was your job to do.

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