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Autodesk University classes by Jimmy Bergmark

  • 2005 - Multidiscipline CAD Usage at an EPC Company PD12-1.pdf and PD13-1.ppt
    This case study will discuss CAD usage at Pharmadule Emtunga. They are aiming for project execution using a mix of CAD applications that best suit their needs. AutoCAD, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, PDMS, third-party applications as well as in-house-developed tools are used. An engineering database application is a hub for the information flow. EDM and ERP are also deployed. A data-centric P&ID application is on its way.
  • 2005 - Plant Design Tips and Tricks PD13-1.pdf
    This session is a generic tips and tricks class that focuses on how to use AutoCAD features for plant
    design. Topics covered will be how new features in AutoCAD 2006, such as Dynamic Blocks, Block attribute extraction, and Tables can be used for creating schematics and isometrics, making calculations, and Bill of Materials. The class leader is the CAD manager at an EPC company with a
    focus on Plant Design. Learn from his experience, increase your productivity, and learn to have a lot
    of fun using AutoCAD as well
  • 2011 - Autodesk® Network License Manager
    This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to manage network licenses. You will learn the steps required to install and configure Autodesk Network License Manager and use the Options file to manage group license permissions. We will also cover command-line tools, how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, optimization, limit borrowing, and upgrade licenses. You will learn how to list current users and create usage reports. This class will benefit everyone new to network licenses and those that want to learn more.

Freeware for AutoCAD

Other DWG CAD based applications

There are a lot of applications that either only use DWG as their file format or that can read and write to DWG in various ways. They are often referred as "AutoCAD clones" even though some have evolved to be much more than copycats.

Bricsys comes with BricsCAD

Graebert and Partners makes Ares Commander, DraftSight, CorelCAD


Nanosoft makes NanoCAD

Suzhou Gstarsoft makes GStarCAD

ZWSoft makes ZWCAD

ProgeSoft makes ProgeCAD

CADopia makes CADopia

Advanced Computer Solutions makes Caddie

KnowledgeBase makes AllyCAD

ActCAD Engineering Solutions makes ActCAD

Others are MicroStation by Bentley Systems, VersaCAD by Archway Systems, TurboCAD by IMSI/Design

At JTB World we provide programming services for several of these CAD systems by creating programs using LISP, AutoLISP, Visual LISP, VBA, C# and VB.NET.