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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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holy Battman, Robin!   1 Oct, 2003
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD dynamic duo makes short work of block attribute editing.

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may I take your order?   1 Jul, 2003
By: Bill Fane

Make fill color transparent with Draworder.

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manage those layers   1 May, 2003
By: Bill Fane

Change is easy with AutoCAD?s layer management tools.

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an edit off the old block   1 Mar, 2003
By: Bill Fane

Edit blocks and xrefs in place with AutoCAD?s Refedit command.

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Inventor 6 strengthens surfaces   1 Jan, 2003
By: Bill Fane

Autodesk Inventor Release 6 is the seventh release in just three years (don't forget R5.3) and is billed as the "biggest" since Release 1 in terms of new or improved features.

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extract those attributes   1 Jan, 2003
By: Bill Fane

Transfer data stored in block attributes for use in other programs.

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Isn't that spatial?   1 Nov, 2002
By: Bill Fane

Explore AutoCAD?s true associative dimensions.

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Pick a standard, any standard...   1 Sep, 2002
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD's new Layer Translation command helps enforce your standards.

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Set the standard   1 May, 2002
By: Bill Fane

Use AutoCAD 2002's new tools to apply your CAD standards.

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Rendering Adds Realism   1 Mar, 2002
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD's basic visualization tools, part II.

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