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Bill Fane


Bill Fane is a Cadalyst contributing editor, a registered professional engineer, and a retired instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he taught mechanical design courses in AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, SolidWorks, manufacturing processes, and design procedures. A self-admitted recovering doorknob designer, he has written more than 200 "Learning Curve" AutoCAD tutorials for Cadalyst magazine since 1986 and claims to be a close personal friend of Captain LearnCurve. If you have questions about commands, send him an e-mail him at bill(dot)fane(at)cadalyst(dot)com.


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You Break Me Up!   15 Oct, 2004
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD's Break command removes precise portions of lines, arcs, and circles.

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AutoCAD Electrical 2005   1 Oct, 2004
By: Bill Fane

All reviews, articles, and press releases about AutoCAD Electrical seem to start in the same way, saying something like, "If you design electrical control systems, you need AutoCAD Electrical." Well, they're correct.

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AutoCAD Electrical 2005   1 Oct, 2004
By: Bill Fane

All reviews, articles, and press releases about AutoCAD Electrical seem to start in the same way, saying something like, "If you design electrical control systems, you need AutoCAD Electrical." Well, they're correct.

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Meet my friend Cal Q. Lator   15 Sep, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Learning Curve: Captain LearnCurve takes on AutoCAD's built-in calculator

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I Wandered Lonely as a Revcloud...   16 Aug, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Make your AutoCAD revisions stand out by surrounding them in clouds.

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Group Therapy   15 Jul, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Create groups in AutoCAD so you can work with multiple objects as a single unit within your drawings.

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The Nether Regions   15 Jun, 2004
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD's little-known Regions feature helps you create and manipulate components.

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Autodesk Inventor 7 and 8   1 Jun, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Rapidly evolving solid modeler adds 2D drafting and document management tools

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The Power of Positive Plagiarism   17 May, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Copying couldn?t be simpler?or more powerful?with AutoCAD?s DesignCenter.

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AutoCAD 2005: Focus on Files   1 May, 2004
By: Bill Fane

Autodesk's introduction party for AutoCAD 2005 was a little different from most such events. Instead of the usual show-and-tell of new features, Autodesk developers showed us a stack of papers. They reminded us that most design projects require more than one sheet of paper to adequately define...more >>

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