The CADDle Call

The CADDle Call
Computer-Aided Design & Drafting meets humor and practicality, with a touch of business acumen thrown in for fun. Jim and Rocco, owners of ZenTek Consultants, the premiere U.S. technology consulting firm for the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries discuss the fascinating world of CADD with some humor and honesty. Join them, and their industry-expert guests for CADD- focused tech and biz discussions. Warm Duck Shuffle by arnebhus |

CAD in the Cloud
Mar 24 • 27 min
In this podcast, we discuss the Cloud world and the feasibility of using CAD in the cloud.
CAD Management: The What, Why & How
Mar 10 • 55 min
Interested in learning more about CAD Management? Join us and special guest Robert Green as we discuss the What, Why and How of CAD Management. Mr. Green is a respected speaker, author, and all around expert in all things CADD.
Parametric vs. Direct Modeling – Which is Better?
Feb 25 • 32 min
In this episode, we dive into the world of manufacturing and discuss the two primary methods of modeling, Direct and Parametric.
BIM vs 3D - What’s the Difference?
Feb 18 • 33 min
In this episode, Kimberly Fuhrman, President of AUGI, joins us to discuss the differences between BIM (Building Information Modeling) and 3D Modeling.
Layers, Layers, Layers (Plus Some More Layers!)
Feb 11 • 36 min
In this episode, we’ll discuss the two major topics that come up when talking about layers: layer standards and plot styles.
AutoCAD – It’s Not Your Only 2D CAD Option
Feb 4 • 29 min
Join us as we discuss the 2D CAD software options available on the market today.
Should You Customize Your CAD System or Use OOTB?
Jan 28 • 32 min
In this episode we discuss the benefits of customizing your CAD system versus using it straight out of the box.
Construction Tech Worker Shortage – How to Fill the Gap
Jan 21 • 30 min
The Construction industry has been booming in the last 2 years and over 80% of construction firms in the U.S. are reporting a skilled worker shortage. Right now there are over 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the United States. What can be done to…
Fragmentation – Do You Have Too Much Software?
Jan 14 • 33 min
Do you own too many software packages that perform similar or overlapping tasks? Do your employees use different design systems? This fragmentation can cause confusion among team members and slows down projects, which in the end causes the firm to lose…
2D CAD: Is it Dead or Growing?
Jan 6 • 37 min
Is 2D CAD still alive and a viable option for design…or has it been fully replaced by 3D CAD?
Subscription Licenses – Benefit or Burden?
Jan 6 • 31 min
Subscription licensing vs Perpetual licensing and how customers feel about it.