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eoinprice
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Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

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11-26-2012 01:03 PM

Hi.

I am a student and who previously worked as a draughtsman in an Architect firm so I am familiar with AutoCAD and all the commands. It has only recently come to my attention that there are software packages for voice recognition that can be used in conjunction with AutoCAD.

As I am new to this topic I have done a small bit of research but I cannot seem to figure out the main packages. I believe there are a number of packages out there; Dragon naturally speaking and Speak4Cad to name but a few. Am I Right?

Is there any particular software that is better than the next, and more preferably one that I can teach myself how to use?

I would appreciate any feedback anybody may have.

 

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scot-65
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

11-26-2012 03:47 PM in reply to: eoinprice

Dragon is a dictation type software that will take the spoken word

and convert it into a electronic text-based file (such as DOC).

It works both by directly speaking into a microphone or convert a

"taped" MP3 file. Taking a small recorder into the conference will

not work as it only understands one voice profile at a time.

 

AFAIK it will not issue commands, but not absolutely sure.

 

???

 

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eoinprice
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Re: Voice Recognition Software and AutoCAD

01-03-2013 08:31 AM in reply to: scot-65

Thank you for you're reply.

You mentioned that it only recognizes one voice at a time and it will not work in a conference environment. If using a microphone or headset in a office I take it I may occur issues such as other technicians talking amongst themselves, therefore the software will not pick up may comments? Taking that other technician are working besides me that is.

 

 

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pendean
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Re: Voice Recognition Software and AutoCAD

01-03-2013 06:12 PM in reply to: eoinprice

Do this test, it helps if you have a partner to help:

- Perform an AutoCAD drafting excercise/task for 30 minutes.

- Dictate out loud to someone ever mouse click, menu or toolbar selection, typed command or a shortcut you use.

- Have then write down every work you say. Do not rush them, do not let them skip or miss a work.

- Remember, do this for a solud 30 minutes, no less. Important: your partner cannot miss or skip or misspell a word or abbreviation you state.

 

How productive were you compared to "normal"? You just performed "voice recognition" in AutoCAD.

 

 

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jmehnert
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

10-07-2013 02:53 PM in reply to: eoinprice

I'd be happy if voice recognition software would just aid in a few common distrations, like Ortho, Polar and Snap control. If anyone has insight into the feasibility of this, I'd sure like to know. Thanks.

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pendean
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

10-07-2013 05:06 PM in reply to: eoinprice
Nothing new to add. Get it and try it: just realize you've got to train the software with your voice (always, but worst at the beginning), and anyone around you may not like it.

Now out loud say AI_MOLC :smileyhappy:
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dgorsman
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

10-08-2013 07:46 AM in reply to: jmehnert

Have a look at gaming input devices - multi-button mice, off-hand keypads, and the like.  Map the buttons and customize the UI to your workflow.  Far easier and less likely to annoy the neighbors.  Ever had somebody check their voice mail using a speakerphone?  :smileyhappy:

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rkmcswain
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

10-08-2013 08:01 AM in reply to: pendean

pendean wrote:
and anyone around you may not like it.


...and watch out for passer-by's who might yell out "Quit, do not save!"

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pendean
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Re: Voice Recogntion Software and AutoCAD

10-08-2013 11:58 AM in reply to: rkmcswain
Programming the F-word to 'undo' may be helpful: assuming no one around is offended by the frequency :smileyhappy:
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