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    Does anyone know how long it takes to complete the project? I am just trying to finish the course, and apply for a job within my company. Any suggestions?
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    I think the Oleson Village project could be completed within a couple of days if you had the time and dedication. As far as finishing the entire course, which I believe is at least three, if not four projects, it depends on how motivated you are. You might be able to pull it off in two weeks time.

    I took a self-paced course at the CAD Institute that was supposed to last eight weeks. I finished in three and that included answering ten questions per chapter as well as doing all the assignments. A couple of people in the same class took the full eight weeks.
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    I was just looking for help on the project. Does anyone have a finished product, or willing to walk me through it?

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    I have a number of the finished drawings as do a couple other forum members but my personal policy is I will not just give the drawings away to anyone that asks as that would just not be right. You know what I mean?

    There are forum members who are more than willing to assist you throughout the project. All you have to do is start posting your questions. We'll do our best to answer them. Look through some of the past threads dealing with Penn-Foster projects and you'll quickly see the lengths to which we have gone to help (advice plus images). If that isn't good enough well what else can I say.
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    You live in Norwalk, CT? Would you be available for hire for a day? I just want to get the project done. I don't really have the time because my company has put strict deadlines on completing my course. Also, AUTOcad is not required for the job I am applying for. In the meantime, I will give it a shot, but I have less than two weeks to complete this project. All my other classes are pretty much finished. Thanks.

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    I'll think on it.

    Where do you live?
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    Actually I work in Norwalk at a small specialty chemical manufacturing company located near I-95 and no more than a 15 minute walk from the Maritime Center.

    If you won't be using AutoCAD in the job you are applying for how is it that your company even requires you to take the Penn-Foster course?
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    I am trying to transfer to an engineering job within my company, and I talked to a few engineers and they said they dont use the autocad system although I wouldnt mind learning. I will tough it out for now, but if i can't meet the deadline I will reach out again.

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    How far have you gotten in the course material?
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    Tests are done, now i have to complete the project to finish the course. The timing conflicts with my tuition reimbursement. My company is a multi-billion dollar company that just keeps taking from customers and their employees. I am in the very beginning. Table 2. I think i skipped the plot size, and a couple of other things. I hope it works out. I didn't even figure out the scaling. Anyways, i am new to this and i am a truly hands on learner, so if there are no video lessons then i am screwed. Lol

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