What’s left to learn?
I spotted this question on the AUGI forums, and it made me stop and think. How do you find out what you don’t know?
I am a 3 year cad operator, been doing this since i got out of school. During my 3 years in oil and gas, I’ve been using programs such as autocad, procad and Cadworx. Since the day I’ve started up until now, I’ve been learning new tips and tricks with each software. This is what ive learned to do thus far;
-Modify .Pgp parameters & use hotkeys for every day to day commands
-alternate default CUI macros
My question for the community is, what else can I learn/do with the software to better enhance my efficiency with the software? I know there is a TON more for me to learn with the program, i just dont know what those things are. Anyone with immense knowledge about the software, please dont be shy
thanks in advance
You can read the full thread here: cadso.co/H4XqmS
You know what you know
Many of us have no formal training with our CAD software. We picked it up of our friends and colleagues and once we found a way of working – we got stuck.
How do you know there’s more to learn? You asked the question.
You know what you don’t know
If you know you’d like to learn more about AutoCAD’s Blocks, Scripts or Layers (for example), there are plenty of resources out there for you. You can spring for formal training with an Autodesk VAR or at you local college or you can read a book, watch a video, or attend an event such as Autodesk University.
But how do you find those killer tips that will help you to spend more time singing along with you CAD software without having to trawl through a lot of training material?
You don’t now what you don’t know
My biggest tip for you is RSS feeds!
RSS feeds allow you to sign up to many resources on the internet, such as Blogs, Wiki’s and even forums (Here are some suggestions). By signing up to a bloggers RSS feed, you can get their best pearls of wisdom dropped into your
ears eyes on a regular basis.
Signing up for an RSS feed to a web forum might seem a bit random, but I can honestly say that I’ve learned a vast amount just from reading peoples questions – let alone trying to think of an answer!
Over to you
You already worked out the right question – how do I do this better/faster/cheaper?
You already asked the right people – the people on the forums.
You are well on your way to becoming a CAD expert.