New Mexico DOT
single CAD platform have benefited NMDOT
through higher productivity, reduced support
costs, and consistent, enforceable standards.
NMDOT's ETS provides training for new hires and
continuing education for existing employees,
ensuring that the organization can leverage its
investment in Bentley technology and offer
employees the training they need. ;
Over the course of two years, the New Mexico
Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has provided more than 5600 hours of training to 130
professionals through its Enterprise Training
Subscription (ETS). Training was key in helping
NMDOT move from three separate CAD platforms
to standardize on InRoads and MicroStation V8.
Bentley Institute instructors traveled to NMDOT
district and regional offices, providing coursework
specifically tailored to New Mexico's desert terrain. In addition to on-site training, NMDOT support staff uses Bentley's OnDemand eLearning to
assist designers upon completion of the courses—
as a reference tool and to reinforce training
received in class.
The creation of an enterprise-wide training curriculum and the resulting smooth migration to a
CAD Performance Improvement Program
Pozzoni Design Group
Pozzoni Design Group's long-standing focus on
training and development had not yet been carried
into the firm's CAD area, a 2004 review showed.
The firm had no comprehensive training program,
skill levels varied widely, and some standard productivity tools were not universally applied.
To improve CAD performance, U.K.-based
Pozzoni Design Group appointed a dedicated
CAD manager and joined Bentley's Enterprise
Training Subscription (ETS) program. The firm
assessed staff skills and training needs, providing
training on Bentley software and in-house standards for new hires and existing staff.
As part of continuous improvement, the firm pro-
vided training in advanced skills such as 3D and
visualization. Ongoing assessment of staff skills
identified further training needs, while the ETS let
the firm choose the
exact mix of training
courses appropriate to
each staff member's
Training and development processes have
become more efficient.
In addition, core drafting processes have
become more efficient
as CAD staff gain fluency in MicroStation
productivity tools. The
firm is also beginning
to exploit MicroStation's 3D capabilities,
developing a base from which to develop more advanced modeling options. ;