New, one post, and already frustrated. Anyone actually reading my post will share the frustration. My post here has been turned into useless mess, no one coming from search engines gonna bother to wade through to see if MAYBE somewhere someone actually answered.
Hey, no search engine gonna link to this anyway: the algorithms can’t determine if it got answered at all!
I won’t waste my time any longer to reply to everyone here individually who, for unknown reasons, all make their own (wrong) assumptions(…!) what they “think I’d want to hear”, instead of simply answering what I actually asked - IF they can answer. And only then.
But for the record, what may have turned this post so sour:
I even LINKED the URL of the post that (because it’s closed) made me start my own here.
I even referenced davidheim1 and tkhoatson, and thanked them for what both told us here.
Extract only now:
I mostly agree with davidheim1. I don’t have experience working with AutoCad, so I won’t comment on that.
[WISE, FAIR, EDUCATED - sorry but I have to point that out now and hope everyone in THIS thread takes note of what he says there? Back to tkhoatson:]
… I will simply respond to 2 statements:
you can learn SketchUp and become fairly proficient in a matter of days. [this was davidheim1’s]
In my experience, and from reading lots of posts by newbies in these forums, you can learn the basics of SketchUp in a matter of days, but it will take considerably longer to get your head wrapped around the new way of thinking that is required to become proficient."
[End for now]
Now anyone UNbiased to the front: Isn’t it just and fair for someone else (me) to ask:
Can anyone with similar experience level please quantify that a little? To draw your house plans, how many minutes do YOU need to draw one now that you ARE proficient?
(ANY plan obviously. The MODE guys! If you don’t often draw a house plan, hey obviously don’t answer because you can’t have a feeling for how long you TYPICALLY need)
… And now that you ARE proficient, what was the time to get you to THIS level?
(he just answered the minutes he needs, did you notice? Can you please connect the dots to see how thoughtful the sequence of the questions is?)
My questions were SO logical and consistent and clear, it’s beyond me how anyone (anyone, yeah) would want to bother taking the time to “reply” with his own assumptions(!) of what I might “have wanted to think or say”, lol. No idea where you guys learned that. I learned to consider it rude to make assumptions about someone’s words. Just READ those words instead, huh?
Whatever. I give up for the time being. Fruitless, this mess. I know there will be many who quietly see it the same, but they won’t waste their time to chime in.
PS: Is there some trophy to earn here when you inflate the threads? Brownies for “the most posts” or something?
Then I take back my “it’s beyond me why someone would reply that way”, then I understand.
PPS: Oh take this for free: I was asked (many times over the decades, obviously): “Hey, how long did it take you in Uni?”
I never replied like: “I think what you want to hear is that someone can finish Uni in 2 years… but someone cannot”… LOL
I replied like: “For degree x? 6 years. I worked half-time during that.”
'Cause the person clearly wanted MY experience, nothing else. That YOURS is different, gosh, who wouldn’t know?