Conquering CAD Management
Conquering CAD Management

Are you the CAD Manager for your firm, or would you like to be one? Maybe you’re the owner of a small design firm, just looking to make the most of AutoCAD or BricsCAD? Whatever the case, this class will show you how to plan, develop, and implement system-wide standards and changes that will have a dramatic impact on your firm’s bottom line. The topics in this class are relevant to anyone using “non-BIM” based systems. If you aren’t 100% comfortable with all the topics below, then this is the right training resource for you!

This sixteen (16) hour course is delivered in eight (8), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses. Handouts and class exercises will be included as part of this course.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD 2020. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Must attend all eight sessions. 

Session 1: Managing Standardization

  • Program Options and Settings

  • Creating Default Profiles

  • Building Standardized Templates

  • Creating Title Blocks & Attributes


Session 2: Management with Style

  • Working with Plot Styles and Pen Weights

  • Creating Annotation Styles

  • Creating Table Styles & Defaults


Session 3: Managing the Daily Processes

  • Building a Layer Standard

  • Controlling Project and Xref Structures

  • Building Standardized Details Structure


Session 4: Managing Blocks and Tools

  • Create and Control Block Libraries

  • Working with Tool Palettes

  • Working with Design Center


Session 5: Customized Controls

  • Creating Custom Linetypes

  • Building Dynamic Blocks

  • CUI Customization & Control


Session 6: Managing Projects

  • Setting Up Sheet Set Manager

  • Handling Markups & Reviews

  • Controlling Project Communications


Session 7: Management Automation

  • Creating and Controlling Standards Checks

  • Using Action Recorder/Macros

  • Making Client Specific Layer Translators


Session 8: Managing the Overall

  • Sharing Files - Field & Cloud Integrations

  • Document Management – Folder Structures

  • Upgrades & Updates – Best Practices

  • Staff Training – How and How Often

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for AutoCAD training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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