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AllenJessup
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A little behind the times

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06-09-2008 11:14 AM
I just reviewed the course description for an AutoCAD Certificate at our local community college. The course includes an Introduction to Autocad and Autocad AME. For those of you not old enough to remember. Autocad AME (Advanced Modeling Extension) was only available for 2 releases. R11 & R12.

Do they know they are teaching a module that hasn't been available for 15 years? What do they run it on? DOS 5.0?

I don't think I'll recommend sending anyone there.

Allen
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pcaruthers
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Re: A little behind the times

06-09-2008 12:57 PM in reply to: AllenJessup
Wow, I thought my school was bad being a full year behind.

Maybe you should be the concerned citizen and potential employer and tell them they are about 15 years behind the industry.....

Paul Caruthers
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AllenJessup
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Re: A little behind the times

06-09-2008 01:08 PM in reply to: AllenJessup
I don't think they're interested. I went through something similar a couple of years ago. We have an employee who was willing to spend his own money on courses in hopes of getting an upgrade. We were using Land Desktop at the time. While the school didn't offer a course specifically in design work for a civil shop. The employee talked to the instructor. The instructor offered to set up a course for him using Softdesk 8. That's the same vintage as AME.

The employee brought me the description of the course. I asked that he check to see if this was an old description that didn't include any software update. He brought back that the description was correct and that the instructor wasn't interested in upgrading. I tied to prompt him along by emailing our reseller's contact info. But I guess they never went anywhere with it.

I wasn't too dismayed by that because they didn't have any courses listed in civil and were trying to make a special case for out employee. But come on! The AME course is in their online catalog. Probably just above the programming course in Fortran! (keypunch a prerequisite).

Allen
*Daniel J. Altamura, R.A.
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Re: A little behind the times

06-11-2008 07:55 AM in reply to: AllenJessup
Ahh... now you're making me nostalgic! I started with computers in 1981, as
a freshman in college, programming in Fortran using keypunch cards.
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Daniel J. Altamura, R.A.
Altamura Architectural Consulting
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Probably just above the programming course in Fortran! (keypunch a
prerequisite).

Allen
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AllenJessup
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Re: A little behind the times

06-11-2008 08:57 AM in reply to: AllenJessup
I'm a little older than you Daniel. I took Keypunch and Fortran as a junior in High School - 1972 to 1973

Keypunch is still usefully if you want to use microfiche on Hollerith cards to create a database of microfiched documents. Fortran gave me a good introduction in to the world of programming.

Allen
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JorgeLedezma
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Re: A little behind the times

06-23-2008 03:49 AM in reply to: AllenJessup
more interesting is WHY adesk put the Advanced Modeling Extension on ACAD...
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