Recently my Irish friend living in Australia Sean Twomey asked me how I managed to get AutoCAD 2.18 to run on modern hardware. I told him all you needed was to create a virtual machine and then create a virtual disk smaller than 10Mb because in 1985 apparently a hard drive beyond 10Mb was crazy thinking the 30 year old AutoCAD version would not launch. Sean got his version running just in time for Autodesk University Australia in Sydney held last week and had it running live for people to try and solve a fun geometry challenge. It is a lot of fun to play around with retro AutoCAD when there wasn’t even an UNDO.
Do you think you could use a 30 year old version of AutoCAD 2.18 and solve the geometry problem posed by Sean?
Post your solution in the post comments.
“We challenged people to work out the angle to make the pool shot and show the dimensions of the angles being equal.”
“We took it a level further and worked out the angle to put the ball as well.”
Thank you for sharing the fun retro-ACAD challenge Sean!
If anyone wants to run a 30 year old AutoCAD, chase me down at Autodesk University or if I am visiting your area or you happen to be in the POrtland Oregon area.