Training CAD Monkeys While Educating Zoo Keepers

Revit User Group
Tuesday, May 7
Lunch provided; this program sponsored by Ideate, Inc.

Free and open to all, please click here to register

Training so often focuses solely on the employees using the software, the legendary CAD Monkey. This is the primary target at most companies, but as we hope to show you there is so much more you can do to ensure the success of training at the company. We have also seen that educating the project managers and leadership, the Zoo Keepers; can have a huge impact on implementation of standards, use of software and ultimately the success of a project. When employees don’t see the support from management this often leads to deviations from standards and processes. When managers are not aware of the software capabilities this usually results in over promising deliverables, unrealistic timelines and eventually an unhappy and unproductive CAD Monkey.

When you implement a balanced and continuous education program for you company, you will guarantee the greatest opportunity for success on your projects and deliver a successful project to your client. To make sure you have the fewest road blocks throughout this process you need to educate all employees from the ones using the design software to the employees leading the project teams. Most of this is easy to do as long as you know the needs of each group and can plan ahead to make sure you have goals and dates to hit each year.

About the Presenter Dan Dankert:

  • 19 Years of experience from working the boards to IT Director
  • BIM/CAD Manager at Mead Hunt
  • Led Mead & Hunt from AutoCAD to Revit (A/S/MEP)
  • Led Potter Lawson from Hand to CAD drafting
  • Creates standards and provides internal training
  • Experience with many CAD tools including most from Autodesk
  • Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional
  • Active member of Wisconsin BIM Managers Group
  • Active member of Autodesk West Coast Virtual Design & Construction Group

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