Photo Friday: I love AutoCAD

Wanting to make a quilting design I saw today was frustrating when I realized that the pattern was not available.

So, I started a session in Virtual PC, running a seat of WindowsXP, (*edited see explanation below)  and then cranked up an ancient version of AutoCAD.  With a bit of tutoring from Bob (he works with this stuff all the time)  I had my new Foundation Paper Piecing block!

AutoCADI printed it onto freezer paper.

Now I need to choose my fabrics and get sewing!


*Note:  As the running of the background programs in a PC world is not my thing… Bob has advised me that I was not running DOS, I was running a virtual PC with a “seat of WinXP”.  Clear as mud; Yes?  I have corrected my error in nomenclature above.  😛

12 thoughts on “Photo Friday: I love AutoCAD

    • Lynda says:

      Celi, yes, I understand. It was pretty much that way for me too. Although, each time I use the AutoCAD it gets a little more understandable. I look forward to getting on with the quilting part of my job!

  1. katechiconi says:

    I’m sure that was written in English, but I didn’t understand a word of it except to gather that you have created a paper piecing pattern. Congratulations! I’m still in the age of ruler, compasses, mechanical pencil, graph paper and eraser, and happy there… The way I see it, I *can* draw, so I *will* draw! And for all those schoolkids out there who don’t see the point of geometry, hah!

    • Lynda says:

      I tried it your way, Kate, but my corners weren’t meeting. 😛 So I broke out the AutoCAD. Geometry? Patooey! I get the need for it, I just never got it. (I confess to being a mathaphobe. Calculator anyone?) AutoCAD isn’t hard so much as it just has a lot of keyboard strokes. It’s kinda stupid and needs a lot of prompting. One. word. at. a. time. LOL! I think I need to make a cheat sheet for the types of code I need for making quilt patterns. 😀

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Do I remember DOS? Sad to say… Yes, actually, I do! (And with a much better handle on it than all of whatever it is that Bob just said, LOL!!; )

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