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On Apr 7, 2005, at 11:40 AM, David Fisher wrote:

There, Cad is a VERY low priority in the Civil/Structural department.

Bill is right--there's no magic in learning CAD. The magic is not learning how to run software but learning communication and organization skills, but they're not taught in engineering schools. Even if engineering schools taught CAD what software would they teach? And what reason do you have to believe that they'd learn any more about real world design, without which the greatest CAD guru in the world is useless. The biggest mistake engineering schools are making is the belief that software eliminates the need for thinking and organizing and using judgement. I daresay those three skills are what Wontae is actually looking to be able to judge, but the only way to do it is to know his people.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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