All professionals have their tool-kits: Reliable -Hardware that is used @ a daily basis. Tools, that without them, professionals are not able to deliver the goods. In the past, architects and engineers, designers at all disciplines, they all had tools, drawing boards, pencils, rulers etc.
In comparison to the old days, instead of a bunch of tools – that could rest altogether in the darkness of a single drawer – we have monsters installed at our desktops & laptops. About a couple thousand commands, lots of parameters (Hundreds or thousands?), several GB’s of Software, equivalent to a large hangar to hold all the tools of the old days. All this -not only that it doesn’t come cheap – most is not in use, never has been and most likely, it never will.
She/He will try anything to keep their partial & ancient knowledge operational. Nobody is interested in Re-Learning because of the need to unlearn and then Learn Again from a totally different SQUARE 1. In other words, those are the AutoCAD Paradigms.
AutoCAD Paradigms – How to deal with them?
Here are some Options:
- Serve ready to use STUFF: For instance for Problematic FUNCTIONALITY as in the case of the Sheet Set Manager, Create the Templates for Your Customers and conduct an online session to explain the end-user functions only.
- Use an online platform to offer short training sessions – For Instance: All about Annotative Features
- Offer Built-In Stuff: For Instance: If You Supply some TOOLS w/in a Tool Palette, Include VIDEO W/in the palette so your end-user can watch a short video explaining HOW TO USE THE TOOL, etc.
- Take Advantage of New TOOLS and Build-them-In into your end-user’s environment (PROFILE/WORKSPACE/REGISTRY) for example: Take advantage of the SYSVARMONITOR (AutoCAD 2016 or Younger) to save problems at your end-user’s AutoCAD System Variables
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