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James E. Vaughn Jr.

Dassault Certified Instructor Since 2005 (Catia V6 / Solidworks 2016)

Owner & Founder

President of CADWorks Solutions Inc. since 1999. Graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with a Certification in Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in 1988.  He continued his education studying Civil Engineering and Architectural Technology while working for numerous engineering firms; Irwin Seating, Industrial Data Acquisitions & Controls (IDAC), Snell Environmental Group, Michigan Department of Transportation, Capital Consultants, Professional Engineers & Designers, Madison Madison International, etc.

James began instructing students at Lansing Community College and Grand Rapids Community College in Computer Aided Design as well as working full time as a CAD Designer for civil engineering firms.  He established CADWorks Technical Services in 1992-as a part-time business.  After working for a well established reseller, APPA Business Computers, decided to grow his business in 1994 full-time specializing in Computer Aided Design (CAD) training and CAD related services.   

Introduced CAD to professional and occupational employees from major companies and educational organizations such as Michcon, Detroit Edison, Consumer Energy, Johnson Johnson & Roy, Hobbs & Black, Lear Corporation, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, GM Powertrain, Walker Manufacturing, R & B Machine Tool, and the University of Dayton, while employed at APPA Business Computers.  During the two years with APPA, he had access to all AutoDesk AutoCAD and Bentley System MicroStation softwares.

Demonstrated, Trained, and Supported all the latest software by Bentley Systems since 1993.  Also, James is a registered Certified Professional Instructor.

In 1998-2002, Cadworks Solutions has partnered with Detroit Edison to provide MicroStation (CAD) training in the areas of substation designs.

In 1999, CADworks Solutions Inc. became a Certified Michigan Minority Business.

In 2003, James began training people for another well known reseller INCAT Systems.  He trained over 700 people Catia V5 within a 2 years from 2003 to 2005.  James taught Basics, Intermediate, and Advanced Catia V5 Courses for OEM’s and their suppliers. He traveled to Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, California, and Ohio often.

In 2005-2006, James was sent on-site at FORD MOTOR COMPANY providing expert level update training and best practices presentations. Also he provided over-the-shoulder support for the following groups; BodyCAD, Chassis, and Basic Design for Cars and Trucks.  He is a courseware developer and data conferencing expert on Unix and PC applications.

In 2007, James moved to Seattle Washington to work for Cascade Engineering as a Manufacturing Review Board member onsite at Boeing. His family stayed in Michigan whle he worked as a Engineering Support on the 787-8 Dreamliner.

In 2008, James moved to the Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas area to support Bell Helicopter. He also moved his family to Texas as well. After becoming established in the Dallas Area, James started supporting Medical Device companies as well as other Aerospace Companies.