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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.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
  • Who Should Attend

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

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Career Video

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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
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 20 August 2020
    21 August 2020
    Full Time
  • 22 October 2020
    23 October 2020
    Full Time
  • 03 December 2020
    04 December 2020
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 27 July 2020
    28 July 2020
    Full Time
  • 22 September 2020
    23 September 2020
    Full Time
  • 23 November 2020
    24 November 2020
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Managing a Drawing Office

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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