Learn about estimating
software and what
it can do for you.
Ken Frye from KCD Software will
speak on the use of software for
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All of the webinars are free and begin
at noon Central Time. The programs
last for about one hour and include
ample time for live questions and
answers. Save the airfare, save the
travel time, and save the registration
fees. All you need is a computer and
a broadband Internet connection to
take advantage of everything these
free online seminars have to offer. To
register or learn more, click here or
go to: www.cabinetmakerfdm.com/
There is lots of discussion in the woodworking industry about how software
plays a critical role in manufacturing and
design, but little attention has been paid
to its valuable role in estimating, bidding
and pricing. CabinetMakerFDM’s Center
for Woodworking Innovation webinar
series will address that with the next
presentation set for Dec. 15.
“How Software Aids Estimating” will
feature software industry experts showing
and explaining how software can be just as
essential in the business number crunching
side as it is in design and manufacturing.
As in the other webinars in the series,
the software presentation features
top industry experts. Russ Wheelock,
president and founder of Trade Soft, has
been on the cutting edge of estimating and job management software for
custom manufacturers for 15 years. Prior
to TradeSoft, Wheelock was a consultant, analyst, and software developer for
several fortune 500 companies. He holds
an M.B.A. from Georgia State University
and a B. A. from the University of Florida.
Joining Wheelock in the presentation
will be Ken Frye from KCD Software.
Frye has extensive knowledge and background in the custom woodworking industry, starting in 1986 as a cabinetmaker and installer in a custom cabinet shop.
Little attention has been
paid to the valuable role
of software in estimating.
From there he combined his knowledge
of computers with cabinetmaking in his
current position as he plays a significant
role in the programming and development of KCD’s Cabinet and Closet Software. Most recently he has worked to
assist cabinet and closet professionals in
growing their business through the use
of computer aided design technology.
He conducts web based training seminars and creates comprehensive on-line
video tutorials that help end-users best
maximize KCD Software.
More webinars coming
Subsequent seminars will feature a
broad range of topics, all presented by
key industry experts. Coming up are:
January 5 — Industry Reports
and 2012 Forecasts: Representatives
from the Wood Component Manufacturers Association and the Wood
Machinery Manufacturers of America
will share reports on the current status
of the industry and forecasts as we
enter 2012. This data-packed review
of recent research will provide you will
valuable insight into what the market
has in store for 2012 and beyond.
January 19 — Finishing: Recent
advancements in finishes, finishing
techniques, and finishing technology
are sure to revolutionize the processes
and quality of wood finishes in the
future. You will want to be up to speed
on the latest and greatest the industry has to offer in order to maintain a
sharp competitive edge. Phil Stevenson of the American Wood Finishing
Institute will present practical information on how to improve your finishing