2D & 3D Autocad

  1. Dear ... Physics Forums ...

    I need a website to learn the principles of how to use AutoCAD Program ((( Step By Step )))

    As a website or as a peroids Newsletters ...

    I have also a problem in how to learn ((( 3D ))) AutoCAD ...

    Yours ...

    Eng. Luqman
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  3. Njorl

    Njorl 818
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    I've never seen free AutoCAD, but I have seen cheap student versions for less than $80.

    If you already have it, and want to learn to use it, it usually has a tutorial.

    If you already know how to use it, but want to learn to use it well, the only way I know is how I learned - do it a lot.

  4. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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    I know there's a pretty good online tutorial somewhere. I think I have it bookmarked in my office computer. Will check when I get there...

    Best way to learn Autocad is to jump right in and start making drawings. Whenever you have a problem, you can use the Help that comes with it.
  5. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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  6. Texts for learning AutoCad:

    Mastering AutoCAD by George Omura, published by SYBEX

    Inside AutoCAD Original Authors D. Raker and H. Rice special edition by Rusty Gesner with assitance from Jim Boyce.

    Inside AutoCAD by D. Raker and H. Rice (This is a very old one)

    AutoCAD Desktop Companion, Robert M. Thomas, SYBEX Ready Referenece Series.

    AutoCAD Quick Reference, by Brenda L. French, QUE Corporation

    Have fun,
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2004
  7. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    just use the manual
  8. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    Was it really worth bothering to register, necro a thread that is a billion years old just to post a four word comment that is not even remotely witty?
  9. FredGarvin

    FredGarvin 5,084
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    Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    The perfect thread necromancy storm...

    - A 5 year old, useless thread
    - resurrected by a first time poster
    - who had absolutely nothing worth while to post.
  10. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    akuku got 2 replies right? LOL Some people feel so small that the 2 replies this poster has gotten (now 3) improve their self image. And in all fairness Fred, it might not have ever ocurred to the OP of this thread to 'use the manual'. :rofl:
  11. RonL

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    Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    I'm not sure what to make of the last three post, :confused: even if the thread is old, the question was valid, one answer produced two links that are still active and good.

    Someone like me sees this today and it produces a positive results just as helpful as if it was posted yesterday. I have found a lot of good help and study info from responses, by someone, to threads several years old that I would never have known were in the history of PF.:smile:

  12. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    I agree Ron, but if I were akuku, I wouldn't have posted unless the info I found in this thread was useful to me. Then I would have explained this. It looks to me like akuku simply wanted to belittle someone and see the word 'akuku' on the internet.
  13. MATLABdude

    MATLABdude 1,723
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    Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    A Haiku for Akuku?

    (Yes, I also contributed absolutely nothing to this thread, save for increasing my post count--unless this message/thread gets deleted).
  14. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    Ahem, just in case someone might find them useful...
    I got pretty good mileage out of the Autocad for dummies books. I was however an absolute beginner.
  15. Re: 2D & 3D Autocad

    AutoCAD 3D is not very useful IMO. If you are a designer, get into a 3D modeling software. Inventor, Solidworks, Pro-E, Solidedge. If you are a student you should be able to pick up a student version of one of these cheap. Much more useful than AutoCAD.
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