The Last AutoCAD Command

9 Jan, 2016 By: Bill Fane

It was a warm and sunny late afternoon in December. Captain LearnCurve and his gorgeous wife were sitting on the lanai of their daughter Joanne and son-in-law Rod’s condo on Maui. Rod and the three grandkids had received their scuba diving certification on this trip. The four of them and the Captain had been diving that morning on two sites called “Double Arches” and “Cathedral 2,” but now the time was at hand to take their conch shell horns in hand to join in the daily sunset ceremony.

As they walked to join the other members of the Hale Kamaole Conch Band, the Captain thought back on 213 Learning Curve columns spread over 30 years. Being a CAD “journalist” has been quite a ride, and has gotten him into many strange, interesting, and even bizarre places.

Finally, the group arrived at the band meeting place. Now it was the time for the ceremony to end the day. That’s it! This column’s topic!


End! When you click on the X in the upper right corner of the AutoCAD window it issues the End command, and AutoCAD stops.

And Now for Something Completely Different

There are two people I must thank. The first is Lionel Johnson, founder of the Vancouver AutoCAD Users Society (VAUS), whose newsletter evolved into CADalyst magazine. I gave a presentation to VAUS in late 1986 and Lionel asked if he could reprint the handout I had prepared. The rest is history.

The second, and by far the most significant, is my wife Bev, who has managed to tolerate me for 50 years. Okay, 52 if you include our courtship.

P.S. Sorry, Dave from Winnipeg, but that’s it.

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Re: The Last AutoCAD Command
by: CADontheBrain
January 21, 2016 - 5:06pm
Thanks for the journey.
Re: The Last AutoCAD Command
by: Microtek Learning
June 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
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