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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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The Best Table In The House (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Sep, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Part Two on linking AutoCAD tables to Excel spreadsheets.

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Your Table is Waiting (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Aug, 2008
By: Bill Fane

You can link spreadsheet data to your AutoCAD files - and vice versa.

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Who Knew about AutoCAD Projects? (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Here's the secret to keeping unruly xrefs under control.

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My Favorite Places and Other Good Things to Know (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Jun, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Here's a handful of useful little tricks to make you more AutoCAD efficient.

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It’s Time For a New Leader! (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 May, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Add or remove arrows, align and collect leaders, and more with these two leader commands.

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Take Me To Your Leader! (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Apr, 2008
By: Bill Fane

This first in a series of articles discusses the many facets of the Leader command in AutoCAD.

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Drawing Scales, Part 2: Scaling the Tallest Drawing (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Mar, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Self-scaling annotations will change the way you draw in AutoCAD.

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Drawing Scales, Part 1: Practicing Our Scales (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Feb, 2008
By: Bill Fane

AutoCAD 2008's annotative objects change everything, automatically.

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Tell Me All You Know and Even More: Advanced Attribute Extraction, Part 2 (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Jan, 2008
By: Bill Fane

A page-by-page guide to data extraction using AutoCAD.

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Tell Me All You Know: Attribute Extraction, Part 1 (Learning Curve AutoCAD tutorial)   1 Dec, 2007
By: Bill Fane

How to interrogate an AutoCAD drawing and pull attribute information out of it.

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