Just a quick story, and something to keep in mind as you or your firm is moving to C3D. I managed to cover almost 6000 miles last week, but heard the same thing in both places, “I could do that faster in LDT!”
You probably could. A good designer with their own setup and shortcuts and good coffee could be faster in LDT than in C3D. I had a designer tell me they could do a cul-de-sac in 20 minutes, each curb return in about 10. I was impressed. They could do it faster than I could in C3D.
The first time.
Maybe the second time even…maybe.
The third time you run through the design and actually have to get something out the door? C3D is kicking your ass, I’m home with my kids, and you’re working on Saturday.
The main thing to remember is Dana’s old post about Play Doh versus granite. Everytime LDT changes the design, you’re starting over. Every label is wrong, every page requires QA/QC to go over it again. The granite has been chiseled, and you have to get a new piece. The amount of money and effort involved in a simple LDT change is astronomical to me. I can’t fathom why PMs and CEOs aren’t screaming to get to something with a less costly change process, especially in this business.
The paradigm shift is there for the grasping. Make the adjustment and go home early. And don’t forget to tell the boss you just saved his Christmas bonus.