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Managing a Drawing Office  


This training course gives a brief overview of the functions of and in a drawing office, as well as the how and why engineering drawings are generated. It also gives a broad overview of the management of an office and a general understanding of the activities that would typically take place in a drawing office environment.

The course will also cover Configuration which will cover how it can be applied in complex as well as simple systems.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed specifically for CAD Managers and Drawing Office Managers


R4600 p/p Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Manual, Sample Material


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

How a Drawing Office Functions

  • Chief Draughts Person / Office Manager
  • Section Leader
  • Designer
  • Senior Draughts Person
  • Trainees
  • Technical Clerks
  • Standards Section
  • Checkers

Office Management

  • Main Functions
  • The Goals of an Office Manager
  • The Authority of an Office Manager
  • Building a Trusting Relationship

Effective Work Relationships

  • Creative Ways to Motivate Employees

Project Success

  • Starting Out
  • Deliver your Projects Faster

Design and Develop Processes and Procedure

How to Budget for a Project

  • Basics of Budgeting
  • Set the Budget
  • Identifying Porject Costs
  • Backup Funding
  • Weekly Tracking
  • Realignment
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Risk Assessment

Doing an Interview

  • Interviewing Potential Employees
  • Job Interview Questions for Employees
  • How to Select Candidates for the Job Interview
  • Telephone Screen Candidates Prior to a Job Interview
  • How to Prepare for the Job Interview
  • Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit

Performance Management

  • Managing Performance
  • Benefits of Managing Performance
  • Appraisals

Office Design and Layout

  • Convenience
  • Efficient Workspace
  • Private Spaces versus Open Plan
  • Planning your Office Layout Design
  • Communal Spaces

Running Effective Meetings

  • Establishing an Objective and Sticking to it
  • Use Time Wisely
  • Satisfying Participants that a Sensible Process has been followed
  • Key Points

Engineering Drawing Practices and Standards

  • History
  • Relationship to Artistic Drawing
  • Relationship to Other Technical Drawing Types
  • Specialists
  • Legal instruments
  • Standardizing
  • Relationship to Model-Based Definition (MBD)
  • Systems of Dimensioning and Tolerances
  • Engineering Drawings: Common Features
  • Conventional Areas of an Engineering Drawing
  • Views and Sections
  • Abbreviations and Symbols

Configuration Management (CM)

  • History
  • The Scoop of Configuration Management
  • Application
  • Why would a Drawing Office need a Configuration System
  • Construction Industry

Maintenance Systems

  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Corrective Maintenance
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End Date
Start Date

Midrand, Johannesburg
26 Nov 2019
25 Nov 2019

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