My (full) AutoCAD 2000 (not LT) runs just fine on a 2 year old kinda
el cheapo computer running Windows XPsp2. Ran OK on the last one too,
but that had the ME operating system I think.
Whatcha up to anyway????
On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 12:35:15 GMT, Marty Escarcega
Hi Brian, just finishing up setting up shop at the new house. I am a
complete newbie to cad and wanted to start learning. I got a complete copy
of Autocad LT2000 for $40, manual CD Key etc. I figured if I was going to
torture myself, I might as well use something from Autodesk and try and
figure it out. A member of the Chaski Home Machinist! Website had a spare
copy of Autocad LT 2000 for dummies so that's on the way too.
Any videos or other visual training aides out there that might help a self
taught guy not get too frustrated! :-)
On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:53:29 GMT, Marty Escarcega
Hey again Marty,
AutoCAD certainly has rivals now-a-days, but there is at least as much
literature available for it as all the others combined, so it's a good
choice. I don't know of or even think videos would be too helpful.
Don't hesitate to pick up any info written for the more dated versions
like Version 10 through 14. Usually lots of that at the (local
charity of choice) "thrift" shop. The biggest problem with any CAD is
not HOW, but WHAT to do. You'll catch on quick.
If you have contact with other people in other municipalities involved
in your day job line, you can probably ask around and get some Acad
DWG or DXF files of schematics and symbol libraries and other good
examples that you would understand quickly.
AutoCAD is OK for survey work too, as that was an early need in cad
way back when, and I somehow suspect it features a lot in what you do.
Anyway, once you know what you want to do, it's easy to figure out
There are a number of good cad newsgroups around, although like all
ng's, they leap off into rather sophisticated stuff (like writing
directly in LISP) that can scare away a newbie, but ask anyway.
And you can always ask me!!! About the simple stuff!!
Send pix of the new place and the new shop too. How's the equipment
list coming along? And your kid(s) must be getting pretty big by now
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