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    marky
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    Cheers Martin,we just had a pass word so obviously the university had an account.
    Martin555
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    Hi Marky,
    I have just had a quick look.
    You get one month free.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    marky
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    There is a thing called Lynda.com that my ex-work uses as a training tool it has instructions on how to use hundreds of different programmes ,don't know if you have to pay or not .
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    DodgyGeezer
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    I don't know what the easiest way to learn CAD skills is, but I suspect that they will be a common requirement for modelling before long.

    I suspect that most kids - certainly those who are interested in modelling - will be learning the basics at school. But those of us longer in the tooth will have to do things on our own - much like the early days of R/C aircraft, when getting the thing into the air was a success on its own...

    I found that an easy introduction into 3-d modelling was using a 2-d drawing package. Even something as simple as Paint will introduce people to the idea of having a drawing area, then using the mouse with various 'tools' to create line drawings - but I suspect that there is a better free 2-d drawing package available somewhere.

    3-d drawing skills can then be added. Basically, these involve taking an enclosed 2-d shape and giving it 'thickness' - so a circle can be 'pulled up' to become a cylinder. This then becomes a 3-d object, can be rotated about its axes, and fitted to another object. Making several of these objects, modifying them and joining them together will create a complete drawing. Again, there are free downloads of 3-d drawing packages available, and it's probably worth learning on these before spending a lot of money on a professional product.

    The above might be a path that someone with no experience might find useful to follow...?
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    Martin555
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    Very good thank you.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    Nickthesteam
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    Feel free to chip in with any hints n tips Swanee....
    If it don't fit, use a hammer to make it fit....
    swanee
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    All this is very nostalgic, takes me back a million ago when I was learning AutoCad as a mature student. A wonderfull learning experience.πŸ˜€
    Nickthesteam
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    This time we will look at the various ways we can manipulate edges. The pictures will hopefully speak for themselves but if anything is unclear feel free to ask questions...
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    If it don't fit, use a hammer to make it fit....
    RNinMunich
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    Me tooπŸ‘
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Thanks Nick,
    As soon as I get the chance I will follow along.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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