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Old 04-19-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default AutoCAD, anyone know how to use it?

I need to learn autoCAD FAST. I know the basics of a cad program, have used a few different ones. But I need to do floor plans and lay out wire diagrams in autocad and I'm not sure how to do it.
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floor plans... like blue prints? What type of wiring diagrams?
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best thing you can do is get on the program and fool with it, for a LONG time. If you had more time i'd say to take a class. thats what i plan on doing soon.
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If you don't have time to learn it, use Visio. It'* scalable, and can be used for DXF and DWG formats. It'* much easier to learn for a quick project than Autocad.

If you have time, Autocad has a tutorial available for it. Last I checked, it was a free download.
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floor plans... like blue prints? What type of wiring diagrams?
basicly I am laying out interior and exterior lighting, home theaters, security systems, etc. For the most part, anything that is low voltage is game (and some 120)

I sort of have to use AutoCAD so I dont have a choice of programs. I guess I will have to search for this tutorial.
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Yes the have a version of Visio just for that but I think Autodesk does as well.
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I have AutoCAD on my computer, the wife does drafting for comercial kitchens. .............it'* all a bunch of lines to me
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AutoCAD is my bread and butter, I use it for architectural work that I do.

Its powerful software, yet incredibly easy to use.
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when i took acictectural classes in high school, i found auto CAD easy to use untill i had to take the blue print i made and make it 3-D then put a roof on it thats where it got hard, how ever i never did anything with wiring so i would be of no help but im sure Jim W will help you out
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AutoCAD is my bread and butter, I use it for architectural work that I do.

Its powerful software, yet incredibly easy to use.
My wife makes it look easy,
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