Book Description: This text provides managers of architecture/engineering firms with advice on how to organize and streamline their computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) departments. Strategies are included for setups ranging from a two-person team to an extensive workstation network led by a CADD Systems Manager. The authors cover software selection, standards of operations, proper styles of department management, and systems of reoganization and storage that promote quicker file access. A chapter on CADD disaster-handling helps users recognize warning signs, make the right diagnosis, and avoid typical pitfalls. A straightforward guide to AutoCAD simplifies use of customized commands to meet specific needs. Sample training programs for engineers and other CADD users make it easy to bring office professionals into the systems. Pros and cons of different workstations layouts, managerial organizations, and plotter choices are thoroughly discussed. CADD graphics standards, menu systems for CADD and CADD workstation distribution are also covered. Numerous illustrations througout clarify key concepts. This book should be of interest to managers of architecture/engineering firms.