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quaziconscience

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How long to be somewhat confident with Autocad API
« on: March 30, 2019, 12:17:47 AM »
I was told by a manager one of his interns (who mentioned he has no programming experience at all) is excited to learn the "technical stuff" (specifically programming/API of Civil 3D/Autocad) and asked if I'd be willing to help him. I messaged the kid and said "hey, when you want to dive in I can probably save you a lot of headaches".  His reply "I'm sure it's basic enough I can figure it out on my own".  People here were a ton of help, especially our old friend Oleg, but I did that and it sucked dinosaur-sized eggs that went in and came out the same size. He's an engineer so he will have to learn it the same as I did (on his own time).  For me, it took probably 3 years to get to the point I didn't feel like I was screwing things up.  I'm curious what other people's experiences are.  Please share if you're willing. 
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kpblc

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Re: How long to be somewhat confident with Autocad API
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 09:34:34 AM »
You can learn every day all your life. And at the end of your way you can say 'i just know that I won't know anything'
Sorry for my English.

gile

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Re: How long to be somewhat confident with Autocad API
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 11:31:24 AM »
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I have been using the AutoCAD .NET API extensively for over 10 years and I often feel like a beginner.
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Master_Shake

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Re: How long to be somewhat confident with Autocad API
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 08:56:47 AM »
The day you stop learning something new is the day you die

cadplayer

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Re: How long to be somewhat confident with Autocad API
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 08:05:33 AM »
That is true Gile, but you´re great enough...
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