Why I Loathe 8-hour-a-day CAD Training


When I learn something new, there are a lot of things I take for granted. The three that stick out the most are:

  • I learn best by seeing, hearing, and asking questions – and I know it!
  • I will remember what you just told me because I pay explicit attention and record (type or write) the bits that resonate with me the most.
  • I have an intense understanding of computers because my father received his Computer Science degree in the late 60s, and long ago I helped him load punch cards.

These three things I take for granted and are the very thing that make me an excellent CAD designer. I’m able to model in any CAD platform with very little “training,” while intuitively comprehending how every mouse click is used in the computer.

I am guessing some GrabCAD readers have similar skills, but “CAD super users” are rare. Learning CAD is hard. Count yourself lucky if you are one which the software is obviously easy.

Most CAD users use a single CAD software, model one type of product (CNC part or sheet metal, but not both), yet they still create product definition day-in and day-out.

So, what do you do?

Read more about ‘what you do’ at GrabCAD >>

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