Necessary Knowledge
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What is Necessary Knowledge?

The fact is “It’s what you don’t know that gets you”. Not knowing almost always costs you the most money and man-hours. The rapid changes will continue to happen in the Information Age. Many of these changes are technological, however the technology changes are fundamentally changing the way we work. This is definitely happening in the AEC, GIS, and Government sectors of our economy. This is happening today in your organization.

Why produce Necessary Knowledge?

CVIS is a company who’s real job is learning applied technology. For every change your organization encounters we probably encounter five. We spend and invest our energy helping organizations and people just like you get over the humps and make things work in the real world on real projects with real people.

Our Necessary Knowledge documents are produced to give you an important new knowledge and understanding about how the technology may be changing the business around you. Most pieces are developed based on consulting and training services we have performed with and for our clients. Necessary Knowledge provides you with the most valuable type of knowledge there is…wisdom about what truly works.

Current Postings

The Five Parts of a CAD Drawing

Why Component Software Makes Sense

What is An Object

Autodesk Object Enablers

Money Talks

Paradigm Shifting Technology?

Which Operating System to Choose

After the Crash

Security Key Concepts

 

Necessary Knowledge is Vital Information

Necessary Knowledge documents are essential reading material for Principals, Project Managers, CAD Managers, GIS Managers, and CAD staff.

Necessary Knowledge Materials

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Current Postings

The Five Parts of a CAD Drawing

You need to understand how information is structured in a CAD drawing. This conceptual piece covers the vitals and provides real world examples of how CAD drawing and data structure affect AEC and GIS work.

Why Component Software Makes Sense

More than you probably dreamed, the business of being a software developer has changed  in just a few years. Reading this document should help you understand why the products you use are changing and how that may actually help you.

What is An Object

Understanding that Objects are here to stay is important to you as a software application user. We dissect some old familiar AutoCAD CAD primitives and tools to help you understand both the What and Why of object based and component driven Autodesk applications.

Autodesk Object Enablers

A basic primer on Autodesk Object Enablers: Why are there Object Enablers anyway? What about file compatibility? People are sending me drawing with things in them I can't see and I can't plot...What do I do? How can we work with other people when we can't even see what they are sending us? Why is Autodesk doing this to me?

Money Talks

Making money is important. Some of the changes in technology provide AEC firms with new ways to create services and billable income for work they have already done. However, this requires that you may have to do things a little differently tomorrow.

Paradigm Shifting Technology?

A humorous but telling story about how old ways of doings things stay with us a long time.

Which Operating System to Choose

Your choice of operating systems should not be made on cost alone. At CVIS we strongly recommend Windows NT, Win2K Pro and Windows XP Pro. Here's why...

After the Crash

This document is intended to help you recover and recreate lost AutoCAD data.  It applies to all 2000+ releases of AutoCAD.  The techniques described here can also be used with vertical products. These products include: AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Map and Map 3D, Civil 3D, Land Desktop, Architectural Desktop, Building Systems.

Security Key Concepts

This document covers some Key Concepts about Standard Security Objects.

 

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