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ACADWS, a great little program, many thanks!

Installed AUTOCADWS into my iPhone. I uploaded several drawings I did using ACAD 10r2 back when I was in school in 1991 - The DWG files opened right up!. I haven't had a working copy of ACAD since that old Dos version, if feels great to have access to that work again. If I could just remember all the tings I used to be able to do now... ACAD is the coolest program ever, I could never afford a full working copy... Had a student version, but not recently. ACADWS at least allows me to look at that work from so long ago.
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  • Hi Jon,

    Thanks for letting us know how much you like AutoCAD WS and we are glad we can help. Be sure to check out Autodesk 360 Mobile as well.

    Thanks

    Bud
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  • I've tried that too, thanks. I had posted this months ago, had forgotten about it.

    I have a very old AutoCad book, for version 2.0 I think. Most of the basic commands are the same, I mostly referred to a huge school textbook for version 10r2. Are there any books available for the newer versions of AutoCAD? I used to do a lot of line art with the program, some 3-D things and I would not mind re-educating myself with the program, is there a low cost version of ACAD anywhere? I had a version I had bought from a school, it used a Dongle that plugged into the printer port. It has been so long since I have worked with the program though. I was at Solar in San Diego and was watching programmers pull up objects through LISP, Then they would send the objects to an array of PLC's that controlled the robots in their manufacturing floor, this was 1992, I'm sure it is a lot more sophisticated now. My friend in Sweden created some Ray Effects plugins.
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  • Hi Jon,

    Thanks for following up. I started using AutoCAD with version 2.6 back in the DOS days. Before that I used a drafting board to do the designs.

    There are a lot of third party books out there including some of the AutoCAD for Dummies books. I know a few of the authors that worked on those books and they are excellent.

    You can also just use Google to find all kinds of great tips and tricks for AutoCAD. Take a look in the AutoCAD discussion groups as well as the AUGI (Autodesk User Group International) They are great places to find out more information.

    http://discusion.autodesk.com

    http://augi.com

    You can do custom programing in LISP, or VBA and even .NET and C++ Lots of options out there based on skill sets.

    As far as a low cost version of AutoCAD, your best option may be AutoCAD LT, but it's still expensive. There was also AutoSketch, but I don't know if it's still around. I'm a Senior Engineer and really don't know much about the sales side of the products.

    You could also take a look at the Student site, but that is more for people that are going to school.

    http://www.autodesk.com/students

    Last but not least check out some of the blogs as well, they have great information on Autodesk products.

    http://blogs.autodesk.com

    Hope this helps and thanks for the follow up.

    Bud Schroeder
    Autodesk Inc.
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