November 9, 2018

Published on November 8, 2018
As a CAD Manager, you work hard to choose the software and hardware your company should invest in and use. However, sometimes the hardest task of your position is actually the next step – influencing people upstream and downstream to even consider what you’re proposing. Where do you even begin?
Synergis Applications Consultant Todd Schmoock and Sr. Applications Developer James Johnson will be sharing the answers in their informational session, CAD Management: The Art of Influence at AU Las Vegas 2018. Join us to learn proven strategies on how to create and present proposals that will make it easy for your colleagues – and your managers – to get on board and green light your ideas.
All too often, an ineffective proposal can be the result of not providing enough insight on how the new software or workflows will fit into the whole picture. Geared for CAD managers, lead users, and those responsible for implementing software and workflows, this 1-hour session will open your eyes to the most common mistakes CAD managers make and even more importantly, how to avoid them.
Luckily for readers of our blog, we’re privy to a sneak peak of some of these top mistakes. Are you making any of them?
The Top 5 Common Mistakes CAD Managers Make

  1. Not being fully involved in the process
  2. Poor research and testing for proving the new software is the right way to go
  3. Insufficient identification of the software’s strengths and weaknesses
  4. Lacking consideration of how other groups will interact with the software
  5. Inadequate or no definition of workflows

What else will you walk away with from this course? You’ll gain a deep understanding of the must-use tools that every user should know in Autodesk products including AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor, Revit, and more. You’ll also learn how to solve how other groups will interact with the CAD department, and discover what workflows are required to be successful.
Continuing to learn, adapt, and build new skills is the best way to make sure you’re ready for what’s next. Don’t let your next proposal go unheard. Join us for the CAD Management: The Art of Influence on November 13th at AU Las Vegas 2018.