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    Default Learning AutoCAD from scratch

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    I have recently been refused AutoCAD training at work and am therefore intending to teach myself. My hope is to use on-line training, the net and one of the many autocad training books. I also have AutoCAD available to practice on.

    Any help offered as to ways forward and of what to expect would be greatly appreciated.

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    Get a good book on AutoCad, ask lots of questions here on the forum, and practice, practice, practice. Eventually you will get the hang of it.

    Also you could do a course at a Technical College. Here the TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Colleges run 6 week courses.

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    I asked a similar sort of question here (link removed - not too helpful) a few weeks ago. I downloaded some stuff from the suggestion by RKMCSWAIN http://www.dgcad.com/ which our lad seemed to get on well with. My machine doesn't have sound so I can't comment on them.
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    I would really recommend the AutoCad Bible By Ellen Finkelstein
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    I've used a combination of online training, regular books, ebooks, local community college and this forum to improve or add to my skills. Also, some AutoCAD courses are available in CD format. Perhaps your company would be willing to pay for such training material.
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    I've only learnt on the job - multiple jobs

    It helps to know what field you're in to ensure you're studying things that could be useful to you

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    A good book is, Using Autocad 2007 basics by Ralph Grabowski. It is published by delmar learning. It starts from step 1 on how to use autocad and has a lot of tutorials in it.

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    Hi,
    There are few tutorials, tips and tricks for beginners. It is easy to follow for novice. Click the link below:
    3DCADResources

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    My tip is to not give in, ask as many questions as you like on this forum and read up on books, it takes time but will all click into place sooner than later.

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