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10th Mar 2004, 11:10 pm
Just thought i would say HI to everyone, just found this forum and it looks very friendly and helpful.
Im looking into starting a career using AutoCAD or a similar programme. At the moment the only real qualifications i can see are the City & Guilds, or would it be better to just get myself a copy of AutoCAD and practice at home? The only experience i have had is using StruCAD for 1 week, but i did get to grips with it very well.
Also is there somewhere that i can download a free version od AutoCAD to practice on?
Thanks for any help :D
10th Mar 2004, 11:24 pm
Get a 30 day demo of ACAD here:
11th Mar 2004, 01:48 pm
I've done the C&G myself,which was a help and should be if Im looking for future employment.You cant beat burying your head in a book and having a go though!
11th Mar 2004, 07:36 pm
Yeah thats what i thought but im still trying to get a free version to learn on at home.
11th Mar 2004, 09:25 pm
I would get a copy then go thru all the tutorials here and on the web.
A good book I used was the 'autocad bible'. My school CPD budget bought it for me. I did a 5 day course in 2D and 3D. It is the best way to learn with an EXPERT and large digital projector.
My kids learn fast through various tricks and a digital pojector I demo with.
15th Mar 2004, 04:51 pm
I started doing a couple of hours a week at a college - bit of a drag if you don't have CAD at home though for practicing. I think doing a course is a good way to set you off on the basics, plus you have somebody on hand to throw questions at. But the best thing you can do is get CAD at home and practice practice practice. I'm sure everybody in this forum will tell you how great it feels when you stop using your reference books as much and things start clicking into place in your head :D - don't get me wrong though, I still have my books handy for those commands I haven't used in ages.
Deffinately get a copy of CAD an home though - it makes a massive difference.
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