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Cad administrator- A Cad administrator is a person who typically installs, implements, maintains the cad software and cad drawing vaults for companies. This position is often part of the engineering team or IT department. Many times he is the person who most closely interfaces with the IT department on the engineering department’s behalf as well as interfacing with the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Cad software provider to coordinate upgrades, training and complex troubleshooting and customization. Typically this role is filled by a senior drafter/designer or IT person or engineer. This position usually has a dotted line to the director of engineering or IT. Here is a list of duties that some Cad Administrators may be responsible for:
Installing cad software
Upgrading cad software
Installing drawing vault
Creating work flows in drawing vault
Adding new users to drawing vault
Creating data cards in the cad admin tool
Creating administrative images of cad software
Creating lisp commands to automate Autocad commands or processes
Creating Macros to automate Solidworks commands or processes
Setting permissions in drawing vault
Creating groups inside drawing vault
Training users on drawing vault or cad software
Ordering new workstations/pc’s for engineering and cad staff
Maintaining licenses of cad software and arranging payment for new licenses etc. with VAR
Researching all cad hardware and making recommendations and setting standard of monitors and plotters and printers to be used by design department.
Troubleshooting cad software and drawing vaults.
Customizing drawing vault
Creating and customizing drawing templates and linking them to custom properties and to drawing vault.
Automating drawing templates and linking them to workflow to increment via approval and rejection stages
Automating revision sequencing in final approval states
Selecting free cad software to add and providing an administrative image of it
Attending additional training on new cad technologies
Using sql or vba to run reports or create macros
Providing reports to managers on different matrices in the cad software or drawing vault
Setting up online or electronic training in cad software
Working with IT and VAR to make changes to the software or vault located on the server
Here are some of the industries more popular cad packages:
Creo (Pro E)
Siemens NX (NX/Unigraphics)
Here is a list of the more popular drawing vaults:
Team Center PLM (PLM/ Siemens Team Center PLM)
EPDM (Enterprise Product Data Management)
PDMWorks (PDM/ PDM Work group/ Product Data Management)
Windchill ( PTC Windchill PLM)
AutoCAD is a commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting — available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app marketed as AutoCAD 360.
SOLIDWORKS (originally SolidWorks) is solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that runs on Microsoft Windows and has been produced by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a subsidiary ofDassault Systèmes, S. A. (Vélizy, France) since 1997. SOLIDWORKS is currently used by over 2 million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies worldwide. FY2011 revenue for SOLIDWORKS was 483 million dollars.