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*Bocaz-Larson, Doug
Message 1 of 5 (144 Views)

Teaching with QuickCAD vs. AutoCAD

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02-16-2000 10:34 AM
I would like to teach a CAD class out our technical college. Ideally, I
would like to teach with AutoCAD but the cost is too high. Would QuickCAD
be a good alternative? Will the students learn the basic concepts of
AutoCAD using QuickCAD? If my students learned QuickCAD and got a job
using AutoCAD, would they be lost or have an advantage?

How about AutoSketch? Is it more similar to AutoCAD than QuickCAD?

Doug
*Norris, Ric
Message 2 of 5 (144 Views)

Re: Teaching with QuickCAD vs. AutoCAD

02-16-2000 11:50 AM in reply to: *Bocaz-Larson, Doug
Hi Doug,

What you are suggesting, is the same as teaching potential 747 pilots how to
fly in a Cessna.

There are very few similarities between QuickCAD & AutoCAD....although some
principles are the same, the way to execute them are entirely different. If
you want your students to learn AutoCAD, teach them AutoCAD....by teaching
them QuickCAD and they were actually able to get a job in the AutoCAD
industry, they would be totally lost and your efforts would have really been
in vain.

AutoCAD LT would be the best alternative....it is so close to full blown
AutoCAD, it is scary....the main differences between the 2 is that LT does
not have the ability to create full-on 3D graphics and it doesn't support
LISP...apart from those, it is pretty much identical....plus LT is a
fraction of the price....there may also be academic pricing structures in
your area for AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT...which may make the pricing a little more
realistic.

AutoSketch & QuickCAD are basically the same software.

Ric Norris.

"Doug Bocaz-Larson" wrote in message
news:88eqdl$l9f7@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> I would like to teach a CAD class out our technical college. Ideally, I
> would like to teach with AutoCAD but the cost is too high. Would QuickCAD
> be a good alternative? Will the students learn the basic concepts of
> AutoCAD using QuickCAD? If my students learned QuickCAD and got a job
> using AutoCAD, would they be lost or have an advantage?
>
> How about AutoSketch? Is it more similar to AutoCAD than QuickCAD?
>
> Doug
>
>
*Smith, Harvey
Message 3 of 5 (144 Views)

Re:

02-16-2000 12:20 PM in reply to: *Bocaz-Larson, Doug
Good comparison. On the mark. I would have recommended AS over QC, just because
of the added features, but your repsonse is right.

H

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hi Doug,
>
> What you are suggesting, is the same as teaching potential 747 pilots how to
> fly in a Cessna.
>
> There are very few similarities between QuickCAD & AutoCAD....although some
> principles are the same, the way to execute them are entirely different. If
> you want your students to learn AutoCAD, teach them AutoCAD....by teaching
> them QuickCAD and they were actually able to get a job in the AutoCAD
> industry, they would be totally lost and your efforts would have really been
> in vain.
>
> AutoCAD LT would be the best alternative....it is so close to full blown
> AutoCAD, it is scary....the main differences between the 2 is that LT does
> not have the ability to create full-on 3D graphics and it doesn't support
> LISP...apart from those, it is pretty much identical....plus LT is a
> fraction of the price....there may also be academic pricing structures in
> your area for AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT...which may make the pricing a little more
> realistic.
>
> AutoSketch & QuickCAD are basically the same software.
>
> Ric Norris.
>
> "Doug Bocaz-Larson" wrote in message
> news:88eqdl$l9f7@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> > I would like to teach a CAD class out our technical college. Ideally, I
> > would like to teach with AutoCAD but the cost is too high. Would QuickCAD
> > be a good alternative? Will the students learn the basic concepts of
> > AutoCAD using QuickCAD? If my students learned QuickCAD and got a job
> > using AutoCAD, would they be lost or have an advantage?
> >
> > How about AutoSketch? Is it more similar to AutoCAD than QuickCAD?
> >
> > Doug
> >
> >

--
*Buck, Chris
Message 4 of 5 (144 Views)

Re:

02-16-2000 04:35 PM in reply to: *Bocaz-Larson, Doug
What features are those?

Chris

Harvey Smith wrote in message
news:38AB067A.267A914D@westnet.com...
> Good comparison. On the mark. I would have recommended AS over QC, just
because
> of the added features, but your repsonse is right.
>
> H
>
> Ric Norris wrote:
> >
> > Hi Doug,
> >
> > What you are suggesting, is the same as teaching potential 747 pilots
how to
> > fly in a Cessna.
> >
> > There are very few similarities between QuickCAD & AutoCAD....although
some
> > principles are the same, the way to execute them are entirely different.
If
> > you want your students to learn AutoCAD, teach them AutoCAD....by
teaching
> > them QuickCAD and they were actually able to get a job in the AutoCAD
> > industry, they would be totally lost and your efforts would have really
been
> > in vain.
> >
> > AutoCAD LT would be the best alternative....it is so close to full blown
> > AutoCAD, it is scary....the main differences between the 2 is that LT
does
> > not have the ability to create full-on 3D graphics and it doesn't
support
> > LISP...apart from those, it is pretty much identical....plus LT is a
> > fraction of the price....there may also be academic pricing structures
in
> > your area for AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT...which may make the pricing a little
more
> > realistic.
> >
> > AutoSketch & QuickCAD are basically the same software.
> >
> > Ric Norris.
> >
> > "Doug Bocaz-Larson" wrote in message
> > news:88eqdl$l9f7@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> > > I would like to teach a CAD class out our technical college. Ideally,
I
> > > would like to teach with AutoCAD but the cost is too high. Would
QuickCAD
> > > be a good alternative? Will the students learn the basic concepts of
> > > AutoCAD using QuickCAD? If my students learned QuickCAD and got a
job
> > > using AutoCAD, would they be lost or have an advantage?
> > >
> > > How about AutoSketch? Is it more similar to AutoCAD than QuickCAD?
> > >
> > > Doug
> > >
> > >
>
> --
*Rafuse, L.
Message 5 of 5 (144 Views)

Re: Teaching with QuickCAD vs. AutoCAD

02-19-2000 10:20 AM in reply to: *Bocaz-Larson, Doug
Doug Bocaz-Larson wrote:

> I would like to teach a CAD class out our technical college. Ideally, I
> would like to teach with AutoCAD but the cost is too high. Would QuickCAD
> be a good alternative?

No.

> Will the students learn the basic concepts of
> AutoCAD using QuickCAD?

No.

> If my students learned QuickCAD and got a job
> using AutoCAD, would they be lost or have an advantage?

Lost.

>
>
> How about AutoSketch? Is it more similar to AutoCAD than QuickCAD?
>

Far as I know, same as QuickCad except a few more doodads.

AutoCAD Lt or one of the AutoCAD alternatives would be better if you want them
to be familiar with AutoCAD.

If you want them to be able to produce good 2D drawings, QC or AS are good
choices.

--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering
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