Needs must

Clarke, Charles
October 2004
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p42
This article focuses on the significance of training in software development. Competent CAD-literate engineers can teach themselves how to use Microsoft Windows-based CAD software, but it's very difficuit to escape from the 90 per cent/20 per cent trap in isolation. One also needs continuous training because most quality CAD/CAM products change frequently. In addition, it's good to get offsite and experience other ways of doing things, or just talk to other people who use product in slightly different ways. For most products the price of training has stayed relatively stable at around �300 per day.


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