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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    You will be far better off going here, and it is free.
    http://www.we-r-here.com/cad/tutorials/

    Or get a good step by step book and follow along with that. I like Applying AutoCAD by T. Wohlers.
    http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?br...d+2013&mtype=B
    Thank you for that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    AutoCAD classes are generally 100 level classes - no prerequisites.
    If there is a class at a local college - you should be able to get into it whether you are degree seeking or not.
    The local colleges near me don't offer anything trust me I been taking a good look at them, there only ONE that offers cad and it a full on degree path. Even the trade/ vocational schools in my area don't offer, well only besides side one but again its a full on degree path. In my area there not much to offer.

    Right now Im about to look at the autodesk resellers to ask.

    Also i'm sifting through all the Ashworth college reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    You will be far better off going here, and it is free.
    http://www.we-r-here.com/cad/tutorials/

    Or get a good step by step book and follow along with that. I like Applying AutoCAD by T. Wohlers.
    http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?br...d+2013&mtype=B
    Thank you for the info.!

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    Ashworth looks like a joke. Look at their website where they tell you about the important drafting topics they will teach you.
    Circles and Drawing Aids wow they mention circles
    Object Snap should be snaps
    Isometric Drawing very old school and a waste of time
    Modeling what does this really mean, 3d modeling, or just what
    Templates, Copies and Arrays copies ?

    It looks like they don't know much about AutoCAD and are grabbing some words from a book to sell you something you can get for free elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    Ashworth looks like a joke. Look at their website where they tell you about the important drafting topics they will teach you.
    Circles and Drawing Aids wow they mention circles
    Object Snap should be snaps
    Isometric Drawing very old school and a waste of time
    Modeling what does this really mean, 3d modeling, or just what
    Templates, Copies and Arrays copies ?

    It looks like they don't know much about AutoCAD and are grabbing some words from a book to sell you something you can get for free elsewhere.
    Thank you for that. I will contact them and see if they can give a better break down of the course outline, If its a joke they I won't go with them.

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    Have you looked at the tutorials here at CADTutor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarc View Post
    Thank you for that. I will contact them and see if they can give a better break down of the course outline, If its a joke they I won't go with them.
    I agree with rkent.
    Before you are even able to get any answers from Ashworth, you could be up and running by just going to the first link he posted.
    That is the same link I used about 5 or 6 years ago to teach myself, and it is very well conceived, available 24/7, and totally free.

    The only thing you have to lose is your ignorance, try the we-r-here link for half an hour, and see what you think,
    before shelling out a wad of cash, for what may turn out to be an online shell-game. There is an awful lot of money
    to be made online from CLAIMING to be qualified and willing to teach Autocad, but talk is cheap.

    I would wager a hefty chunk of change that rkent knows more about Autocad than anyone at Ashworth.
    Probably a lot more.
    I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
    Volume and repetition do not validate opinions forged in the absence of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Have you looked at the tutorials here at CADTutor?
    Yes I did take a quick look. I'm a fast learner and if that's that route I have to take then I will take it. I know one person provide me some links, and would like to know if you can also provide some useful ones to?

    I did look at the autodesk reseller option and they have some classes but there 3 days, and there around $700-800 talk about cramming lol.

    So thank you everyone for all the generous help, looks like my plan of tackle will be the tutorials for now, so lets see how my boss likes that idea haaa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadgad View Post
    I agree with rkent.
    Before you are even able to get any answers from Ashworth, you could be up and running by just going to the first link he posted.
    That is the same link I used about 5 or 6 years ago to teach myself, and it is very well conceived, available 24/7, and totally free.

    The only thing you have to lose is your ignorance, try the we-r-here link for half an hour, and see what you think,
    before shelling out a wad of cash, for what may turn out to be an online shell-game. There is an awful lot of money
    to be made online from CLAIMING to be qualified and willing to teach Autocad, but talk is cheap.

    I would wager a hefty chunk of change that rkent knows more about Autocad than anyone at Ashworth.
    Probably a lot more.
    I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
    Ok, Looks my plan of tackle will be the tuts on here.

    It's a shame that none of my local colleges/community and trade/vocational schools don't offer just a simple cad class. I literally spent a good amount of time at work today revisiting each of them to make just to sure. Like how hard is it to have a simple class that goes over more of the core features? Anyways enough ranting, it time to learn!

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    If your company has dealt with the reseller in the past then ask if they would be willing to drop the price to $650 for the three days.
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