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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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SolidWorks 2009 (Cadalyst Labs Review)   31 Oct, 2008
By: Bill Fane

New release has hundreds of changes; most offer speed.

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Clipping Right Along with Xrefs (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   31 Oct, 2008
By: Bill Fane

We continue the discussion started last month about the power of the mighty xref.

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X Marks the Ref (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   30 Sep, 2008
By: Bill Fane

Behold the power and capabilities of externally referenced files in AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2009 (Cadalyst Labs Review)   31 Aug, 2008
By: Bill Fane

The old standard ties on another new interface.

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The Best Table In The House (Learning Curve AutoCAD Tutorial)   31 Aug, 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)   31 Jul, 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)   30 Jun, 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)   31 May, 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)   30 Apr, 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)   31 Mar, 2008
By: Bill Fane

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