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    I know nothing about autocad, but a little about computers. My niece who wants to give up hand drawing and go to autocad asked be how much computer she needed.
    Can someone tell me what speed processor, amount of RAM ( I
    assume at least 1 gig) and any other requirements. Hard drive requirements, etc.

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    Depends a lot on whether she is going to do mostly 2d or 3d. Here is a site that will give you an idea.

    http://www.avat.com/products/softwar...cad_sysreq.asp

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    This is another good candidate for the FAQ section. Is that still being worked on?
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    Thanks for the quick reply, I will pass the imformation on to her.

    Yeah , I did check the FAC section first. Didn't find anything helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cad64 View Post
    This is another good candidate for the FAQ section. Is that still being worked on?
    good choice, i'm a mod for the new FAQ section... i'll throw it up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cad64 View Post
    This is another good candidate for the FAQ section. Is that still being worked on?
    Yes.....slowly being added to...but been a bit quiet the last week.....I guess everyone has been doing other things.....I know I've been a bit stumped on the one I'm trying to get out......But I may take this one on in the interim while my brain gets around the other one......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin23 View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply, I will pass the imformation on to her.

    Yeah , I did check the FAC section first. Didn't find anything helpful.
    That will be the old FAQ section......the new one is totally different...the difference should amaze and please everyone.....but won't be up and running for a few months, because everything has to be re-written........

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    Quote Originally Posted by StykFacE View Post
    good choice, i'm a mod for the new FAQ section... i'll throw it up there.
    Good one Styk.....I won't be able to get to it up for another 6 hours.....if you've already done it, then good......

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    Done........

    I got to it sooner than I expected......... . Styk.....if you wouldn't mind checking it out and post any comments there, changes, etc......ta......

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