Unsure about whether to utilize CAD managed services?

You may think to yourself:

“Gee, our CAD department is functioning and we already have an IT Manager, standardization should be easy within the department.”

Before you consider a “functioning” CAD environment a “viable” CAD environment, here are a couple of reasons why you should consider utilizing CAD Managed Services to enhance your project efficiency through standardization:

Keep Users Using

To develop and deploy standards, you’ll need a CAD manager who is well versed in multiple software applications and familiar with client requirements and deliverables. This is a huge job that will most likely require him to pull on other users for support in developing effective standards, as well as external resources for more expertise. Then, the CAD manager will need to create an environment where all these standards can be used seamlessly between projects and offices that can also be maintained and updated with little to no down time. Oh, so besides losing time as these end-users, multitask to standardize the CAD environment, you’ll also need to pay them for the excess work and time they will need to put into the efforts. Additionally, all users will need to be trained in using the new standards and lose time doing so. That all adds up.

Avoid this chaos of creating, directing, and training by letting the CAD managed services do the work. As experts in the field, they can take the time to write standards and execute them alongside the users, training while they utilize them in real time. This keeps users using, while training and implementation are executed with precision on authentic projects. This all provides you the biggest effect for the money invested.

Increase Efficiency

When it comes to standardizing a CAD environment, the results will depend on the efforts to develop good standards and the adherence of the users. The initial writing of standards will take time and analysis to find the standards sets that will work best. Success requires the buy-in of all users to utilize the standards to become more efficient.

When managed professionally by CAD managed services, you can expect to see results quickly. As experts in the field, they can perform the analyses while users stay productive. They have experience in writing standards that users become comfortable adhering to. They were once users and identify with those in this position, increasing buy-in. They offer on-site training to build capacity within users without losing time in production.

Directing the implementation of standardization within production can be an overwhelming task. By utilizing CAD managed services, you see the increased efficiency and decrease your worry knowing that this is where their expertise lies.

Experts at Your Fingertips

EnvisionCAD offers a team of experts with diverse experiences and expertise. Experts in Autodesk and Bentley Systems software, with experience managing CAD environments, they are the team of experts that get the results you need while going through the standardization process.


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Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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