Cindy Dunn founded CCAD, inc. in 1986 to help clients transition from a pencil-and-paper based system to a more efficient and productive electronic system. Cindy learned AutoCAD while working as an industrial designer for a zero-clearance fireplace manufacturer, where she was instrumental in integrating AutoCAD into the engineering department. Excited by the new technology, Cindy was inspired to start CCAD, inc. to teach others about AutoCAD’s many advantages.
Cindy’s fundamental philosophy is to design and teach courses that are personalized and practical. As an industrial designer and AutoCAD user, Cindy understands first-hand the needs of the AutoCAD user. “As a designer, I was involved with many different areas such as sheet metal, furniture design, and manufacturing. I’ve also worked with customers in many different industries. This diversity helps me understand a wide variety of technical issues,” explains Cindy.
Cindy conducts training workshops all over the world. In recent years, she has trained engineers across the United States and in Singapore, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Cindy’s distinctive experience includes:
- Taught various AutoCAD courses offered by Cleveland State University Division of Continuing Education
- Developed Intermediate and Advanced AutoCAD curriculums for the Unified Technology Center at Cuyahoga County Community College (ATC)
- Developed comprehensive, custom AutoCAD application implemented world-wide for Energizer Battery
- Developed automated setup, plotting and file logging programs for PPG Industries Inc., BF Goodrich and others
- Developed automated drawing program for Cellular One that generates 5000 drawings per year
- Developed SmartScaf for Waco Industries, which assists in the placement and take-offs of scaffolding equipment, as well as SmartForm, which assists in the placement and take-offs of concrete forming equipment
Cindy earned her level 1 AutoCAD Certification in 1993, and her level 2 in 1996.