Ian Thomas Ashmeade
Post Sales Support Engineer 1988 - 1992
Started working at CADCENTRE as a G.N.C support engineer in the CAMCENTRE division initially
Developing the PRIME tablet Menus for G.N.C, which progressed onto the Screen Menus.
During Supporting, Training, Writing Post Processors.
Senior Support Engineer. 1992 - 1994
When I was a Senior Support Engineer I became involved in install
testing, releasing , and securing the Software, intially on PRIME and VAX computers, but eventually
ported onto Apollo Workstations, IBMs, HP700s, SUNS, Sparcs, SGs.
Product Release Manager. 1994 - 2000
I moved over to the CADCENTRES PDMS division as the Product
Release Manager intially to set up a Standard Process,
that all CADCENTREs Products would use. All
Development departments would follow the same procedures
from development, to Product Test,
To Customer Services, To the Customer.
During Documenting the Process, I have developed a UNIX system that stores and tracks a Product via a series
of electronic deliverable files, From Devleopment thru to the customer.
Also During analyising the Release Process I changed the Release Procedure of the Manuals for each product
so that they were released Electronically, as 2xA5 manuals from A4 master documents onto a GOLD CD to the printers.
This removed the Paper master, and Cut the Manual Weight down from 27 Kg to 9Kg for 1 product.
A spinoff from this process was that using Adobe Acrobat the users could view all the manuals on all hardware
using Free viewers. The PDF documents can also be viewed on the Internet, As you can see by my
CV I helped setup CADCENTRE,s Web site.
I have written processes to Convert WORD2/WORD6 Interleaf, and Plot A4 Postscript Files into 2XA5 files, along with
procedures for all other users to follow.
I also compiled the first UNIX, and NT CD-ROM, making GOLD CD-ROM, and sending a GOLD Pre-Master
CD-ROM to be made into a Glass master , and have 500 CD-ROM,s pressed from the glass master, with a booklet , and Jewel Case.
I was intrumental in placing all the products, manuals onto the second CD-ROM thus reducing the
shipping costs down to an envelope, with paper manuals at extra cost.
Currently Re-specified Rman UNIX scripts and employed a Student on small contract to re-write
unix scripts into Perl/CGI-Scripts and HTML so that Rman can run internally as a Server. This removes the dependancy
on UNIX, as the Customer base is moving towards Intel NT now.
- In The Begining
- Back to School
- Back to Work
- Back to Play
- Back to the End