Posts in category: ‘CAD COLLABORATION’

CAD training in a Twitch generation

There never seems to be enough CAD training to go around. As the complexity and availability of 3D tools proliferates, so does the demand for training. It's a problem for everyone: students new to the tools, veterans looking to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge, and employers striving towards workforce efficiency. Yet few employers and even fewer individuals can afford the time and expense commonly associated with CAD training. Where does it end?

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Culture eats strategy AND technology for breakfast

We all understand the importance of collaboration. We know, at least intuitively, that by collaborating people can accomplish more than they could as separate individuals. Yet, product companies that try to achieve effective team collaboration often find that collaboration, like corporate brand, is not well-defined and frequently discounted as too touchy-feely for structured engineering work.

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The small team advantage

When I set out to write this blog series, the overall idea was to look at engineering organizations within large product companies and discuss practices and tools that would benefit engineering teams in small companies. Smaller organizations often feel that small team size and direct communication among engineers reduce the need for complex formal product data management software, and that such tools might even reduce the agility and flexibility of engineers.

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