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Getting started with CAD ???
#1
Guys, seems my job description is about to change;

I'd be shadowing the fella who handles our site's CAD drawings, for redesigns, moving walls/offices, etc, as he's retiring & needs a successor !!

Knowing Sketchy is 80% CAD designers and 20% 'other jobs' Wink
- can anyone recommend some good tutorials, so I can get ahead of the game?

btw - I don't know what s/w he's running yet, only just found out I may be leaving my current team shortly!! Sad
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#2
Sorry to hear it Jay - but you probably couldnt get any more/better help, than the 4000 CAD designers on here........ (slight exageration)

Im betting my pants its AutoCAD you need to learn.

I myself would like to learn it, as my CAD system is packaging based and specific to my industry.

Laggingbehind, Tinc and Winnie are your main contacts I would imagine.
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#3
Training is available but usually consists of numerous weeks at college on Saturday mornings & provides you with a City & Guilds.

If it is Acad you need to learn then it would be in your interests to get a copy of Acad to play with & a copy of AutoCad for dummies.  It's really quite simple to use.

AutoCad LT is only about £2500.00 & the full version is about £3200.00

You should not go down the route of finding someone with a snide copy to load onto your home machine to practice with.  That would be illegal & morally wrong!

Hopefully I'll see you Wednesday night.
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#4
Training, training.... bugger are you saying there's training courses for Autocad... must look into this  :o
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#5
Oh........ I seem to have a copy of ACad 2010 on my desktop...........

How did that get there?.......

Hang on...... I have a 6 part training course there too!..........

Damn computers are good!

Wink
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#6
"Laggingbehind" Wrote:Training, training.... bugger are you saying there's training courses for Autocad... must look into this  :o

Calm down dear; this isn't a real problem!  You'll be fine, just blag it like the rest of us ;D
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#7
"Tinc" Wrote:Training is available but usually consists of numerous weeks at college on Saturday mornings & provides you with a City & Guilds.

If it is Acad you need to learn then it would be in your interests to get a copy of Acad to play with & a copy of AutoCad for dummies.  It's really quite simple to use.

AutoCad LT is only about £2500.00 & the full version is about £3200.00

You should not go down the route of finding someone with a snide copy to load onto your home machine to practice with.  That would be illegal & morally wrong!

Hopefully I'll see you Wednesday night.


You can get the lite version for about £725... maybe cheaper if you shop around
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#8
"Tinc" Wrote:Calm down dear; this isn't a real problem!  You'll be fine, just blag it like the rest of us ;D

phew
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#9
Can I have a job now guys?

I'll have this shizzle mastered by 5pm...............

Its like etcha-sketch right? - just easier.  Wink
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#10
"BMJBOY" Wrote:Can I have a job now guys?

I'll have this shizzle mastered by 5pm...............

Its like etcha-sketch right? - just easier.  Wink

much easier.. but the fun just isn't there unfortunately.
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