Graphics Programs Reference
The Importance of Tailoring the Information
With all these points above and the further explanations below, remember the key is to tailor
the best bits most likely to suit your business. Innovate and make variations on some of these
themes, if this works for you. Alternatively, skip over parts likely to be overkill for your
setup. As ever, use these ideas to structure and guide smooth and successful CAD imple-
mentation where you work.
Right, let's take a look at the 9 point plan…
1. Leadership and Senior Management Support
As mentioned earlier in this section, successful 3D CAD implementation needs strong senior
management commitment and support. Employees need to know this is an initiative backed
from the top. Importantly it is also one aligned to business objectives. 3D CAD implementa-
tion should be strongly led by an individual empowered to make things happen. They should
be backed by a small team interested in realising the benefits for the business. Senior man-
agers should insist, encourage and reward the take-up and adoption of 3D CAD. They should
help create a supportive atmosphere.
2. Organise and Plan how 3D CAD will fit into your development process
Many of the features on this list will form part of your plan. Carefully consider how specific-
ally you see 3D CAD fitting into the way you work. Consider a range of questions posed in
an earlier section. Here's a reminder:
• When do you need it up and running by?
• How many CAD seats?
• Who will use the CAD software and for what specific purpose?
• Are there certain CAD features that are particularly useful for your business?
• Where will you actually use CAD? Where are your workstations located and is the en-
vironment conducive to CAD work? What about laptops and remote working?