We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you!
Presentation is loading. Please wait.
Published byJevon Trumbull
Modified about 1 year ago
© 2012 Autodesk Analyzing CAD Spending Trevor Scullion & Dan Gerlach Partners: AutomationForce Inc.
© 2012 Autodesk Class Summary Assessing your current CAD investments and deciding on where to focus future efforts is becoming increasingly complex. This class will show you how to: Identify data collection targets Extract meaning from the captured data Generate reports Gauge effectiveness of training, hardware, standardization and automation. With better data, you can make better decisions!
© 2012 Autodesk Learning Objectives At the end of this class, you will be able to: Analyze your CAD hardware use Analyze your CAD software usage Analyze your CAD users efficiency Create a Payback period and an ROI for funding
© 2012 Autodesk Time IS money “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose”. - Thomas Edison ”We must use time as a tool, not as a couch”. - John F. Kennedy
© 2012 Autodesk But where does it all go? License under-utilization The average company only utilises roughly 80-90% of its licenses on a daily basis Inefficient Training Today, only 4 out of 10 companies set aside money for training their employees, compared to 8 out of 10 in 2007 As a result, many CAD managers are spending unbudgeted time on support and training, on average 12 hours a week responding to "How do I do this...?" questions More software packages in use A typical company now uses 3.5 software packages to produce documentation
© 2012 Autodesk But where does it all go?, continued More complex software packages 3D systems are becoming more complex leading to a wider "Technology Gap” Tough to get good outside support help 9 out of 10 companies now pay for support subscriptions every year, yet the average CAD Manager will use this subscription as a first step less than 10% of the time. Mostly because the average time for satisfactorily closing a call stands at 39.3 hours or almost 5 working days. Bottom Line is: We must be able to assess and address our CAD needs ourselves.
© 2012 Autodesk What should we measure? The resources needed to complete a task or project related to CAD. Otherwise known in business jargon as “Bandwidth”
© 2012 Autodesk It’s ALWAYS a “Bandwidth” issue As a team, we’ve learned to measure the performance of CAD groups by these three distinct bandwidth channels: Hardware bandwidth Can the machines keep up with the software and user speed Software bandwidth Is the software setup to take advantage of hardware and user skills User bandwidth Are the users leveraging hardware and software to the maximum capacity
© 2012 Autodesk Hardware Bandwidth The ability of the computer to keep a 3D model up-to-date as we add complexity. Part features, unique assembly parts and drawing view details add to the effort placed on the hardware.
© 2012 Autodesk Hardware Specs How to compare hardware What to measure Tools for the job
© 2012 Autodesk Characterizing Current Hardware Graphics Hardware Graphics Memory, Resolution, Refresh Rates, etc. System Hardware Processor Type, Cache, RAM, Disk info, Core(s), etc. Software Configuration OS, OpenGL info, Graphics Drivers, etc. Price, Availability, etc.
© 2012 Autodesk Comparing Hardware with SPEC* benchmarks SPEC Apps Benchmarks are published Non Profit Organization Memberships available Open Source *(SPEC) Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
© 2012 Autodesk Measuring Use SPEC Composite Values Use Workbook Tool Share
© 2012 Autodesk Measure Hardware….. - Rinse and Repeat With your hardware analysis in hand, you can begin to adjust settings and configurations. Then re-measure to ensure you’re making the best use of your hardware. Repeat as necessary. Optimum drivers and settings Optimum service packs and settings Overall CAD setup including Best use of Levels-of-Detail Constraint management Symbols for standard details
© 2012 Autodesk Software Bandwidth Measuring the level at which the software is taking advantage of the hardware and user skills
© 2012 Autodesk Comparing Software Comparing versions, sometimes new versions are better! Looking for CAD Apps Measuring true usage Tools for the job
© 2012 Autodesk Software - What to Measure Where time is spent Features in use Possible Add-ons Possible Automation
© 2012 Autodesk Software – Tools Inventor API Enterprise tools Cloud-based solutions
© 2012 Autodesk User Bandwidth
© 2012 Autodesk Evaluating Users Measure each member of your group Run assessments Run a Benchmark design Tools for Comparison
© 2012 Autodesk User Assessment Tools The Workbook Online Tools Online Tests
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – How to win Budgets
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – Make it about business not IT Payback and ROI built on key performance indicators or KPI Using the Workbook Tools for the task
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – Select your KPI* Improve design efficiency by X% Increase project throughput by X% Improve user productivity by X% Reduce field errors by X% Must be clearly measurable for folks outside CAD *Key Performance Indicators (KPI) *Key Performance Indicator
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – Return On Investment The ROI calculation measures the ongoing return on an investment — typically on an annualized basis. ROI % = (Return - Cost of investment) x 100 Cost of investment
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – CAD Return On Investment Our workbook calculations
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets - Payback Period The payback period determines how quickly the investment cost will be fully recovered. Payback Period = Cost of Project / Annual Cash Inflows Our CAD Calculation Payback Period in Years = Total CAD Spend / (Annual CAD Design Engineer Loaded Salary * Productivity Gain)
© 2012 Autodesk Budgets – Make it about business, not technology Historically CAD budgets go to: Upkeep: Ongoing costs/ subscriptions Software Upgrades Additional Software Modules or add-ons Training Hardware But none of these talk about KPI’s, you need to use a methodology that will help you build a solid case that you can present to the business
© 2012 Autodesk Demonstration of the Workbook
© 2012 Autodesk Summary Using the right analysis tools can make a CAD managers life easier Hardware analysis Use tools like SPEC or Zoeked Software analysis Use scripts or other tools to get a snapshot of your current software usage Run an internal benchmarks User analysis Benchmark, assess and/or test users Choose KPI’s Select Key Performance Indicators Allocate your CAD budget to maximize your ROI and Payback based on measurable KPI’s
© 2012 Autodesk Thank you Get the workbook:
© 2012 Autodesk Autodesk, AutoCAD* [*if/when mentioned in the pertinent material, followed by an alphabetical list of all other trademarks mentioned in the material] are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
Easy to Use Financial Tools for Effective Decision Making Paul M. Dooley President Optimal Connections, LLC P: (949) E:
SeETL The Worlds Most Productive ETL Tool 1/1/2012
1 Chapter 13 Information Technology Economics. 2 Learning Objectives Identify the major aspects of the economics of information technology. Explain the.
MFG Assessment Application: Assessment Criteria and Metrics 1 Performance assessment criteria and metrics may be used as the basis for determining the.
Knowledge in implementing/managing the IS/IT project CASE-The Brose Group Implements Page
Technology that changes everything. About this Powerpoint Show The prime objective of this PPT is to introduce GP partners to the scope and depth of Trinitys.
What is Trade Promotions? Created August 5, 2004.
E-Marketing, 3rd edition Judy Strauss, Adel I. El-Ansary, and Raymond Frost Chapter 3: The E-Marketing Plan © Prentice Hall 2003.
Public Information Version 3.1: 1/1/2012 Introducing Instant Business Intelligence To IT BI Project Managers What you need, when you need it
© 2012 Autodesk BOMs in the Cloud with Autodesk PLM 360 (PL2818)PL2818 Hagay Dvir Product Manager.
® IBM Software Group © 2008 IBM Corporation A new feature providing mainframe development flexibility David Myers Rational Developer for System z Product.
1 GREY BOX TESTING Web Apps & Networking Session 10 Boris Grinberg
Dr. John Dzimba Best Practices in Training and Development.
Software Development QA Best Practices May 20, 2010 Suzette Hackl, CSM Senior Project Manager Skyline Technologies, Inc.
Slide 1 of 24 Title: IS Investment Why Finance Matters? Productivity and the Productivity Paradox IS Investment Evaluation Tools/Techniques –Traditional.
NextEnd We believe that the employee is not a mere input of production but a real strategic resource whose loyalty is to be gained and preserved.
Promoting & Selling Your business. Objectives of the workshop Establish if your business has a Marketing culture Highlight the central role of customers.
Chapter 12 Technology. INTRODUCTION This chapter considers technology in general, with some limited emphasis on software. The life cycle and software.
SubCAT Purpose built Job and Business Administration for Australian and New Zealand Trade Contractors By Construction People for Construction People.
© 2012 Autodesk Hidden Survey Gems: Using the COGO Editor and Mapcheck Analysis Tools and the New Survey Tools in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013 Shawn Herring.
Return on Investment: Training and Development ROI and Evaluation.
The Project Cycle Management Course presented by Simon Pluess World Alliance of YMCAs.
© 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice The Business Case for Configuration.
Kathy Reed June 4, 2013 IIBA Austin CBAP Study Guide for the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Version 2.0.
Presenter name Presenter Organization Location and date Clinical Information Systems Adapted from Improving Chronic Illness Care
Copyright 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc Business Data Communications and Networking 11th Edition Jerry Fitzgerald and Alan Dennis John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quality Tools and Techniques in the School and Classroom.
Implementing Business Driven Information Management Practices From Policy to Metadata.
Sales Order Cycle Review Report Insert Date. Source: 2 Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 Objective, Scope & Procedures Performed4.
Adding Value to Your e-business with IBM Tivoli Performance & Availability Solutions Manage Your Technology Master Your Business Customer Name Speaker.
© 2016 SlidePlayer.com Inc. All rights reserved.