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04-30-2004 01:00 AM  13 years agoPost 1
calvinheli

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I have a few thing that I want to make and I think CAD is the best way to go. Where can get materials like carbon fiber tubing and sheeting, same gose for fiberglass and anyother materials. Maybe I could use some metals too.

I thought up some inventions and want to make them come true.

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04-30-2004 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 2
sbalder

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I've been using free TurboCad LE software- it's 2 dimensional but works fine. Stock Drive Products has different metric shafts and gears. A local plastic supply house can supply you with G10 glass sheet. Some of the custom carbon suppliers that advertise here on RR can supply small quantities of graphite sheet, or you can order large quantities from Kinetic Composites.

-Steven Balder

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05-02-2004 01:20 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Ozzy Pilot

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Most of the cad systems are available for trial periods including the likes of Soliworks, Austocad etc and they are fully functional. This may fill your needs.

Cheers

Member of Good Guy list (seller) Pg. 23. Turbines - Audile pleasuring

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05-02-2004 01:28 PM  13 years agoPost 4
KCT

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Find here a link to some basic CNC software, works ok for what I am doing with it.

Cheers

Kay

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05-29-2004 08:41 PM  13 years agoPost 5
ozzy_the_parrot

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UK NORTHEAST

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http://www.rccad.com/ this one is free to try go download and give it whirl

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07-01-2004 10:32 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Rusty Flyer

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Westminster, CO - USA

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CAD software?

I think a good cad setup is ModelCAD3000. It's great for drawing plans. I've drawn up a few of them, built one and working on another. It cost around $150 (nothing too high-tech), but you can find it at http://www.designcad.com. It has all the airfoils you need to do whatever and several sample drawings to show what you can do with it.


Chris

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10-01-2004 04:49 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Louis

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Linux MAY be a good solution

I've used different CAD distributions under Linux most are free!!! I an using Mandrake 10.1.

may worth a look

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10-14-2004 12:08 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Timg

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Carbon plate available in small quantities and good pricing at http://www.F1D.biz/order

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10-14-2004 02:16 AM  13 years agoPost 9
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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For $100.00 you can get a legal copy of Autosketch by Autodesk. This is 2D CAD software. For about $600.00 you can get Autocad LT. Autosketch is enough for our applications as a 3D solid modeling package is severe overkill.

TM

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11-15-2004 12:56 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Xtrem3D

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Barcelona

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I found Solid Works in my Library Univerity. Try in an University

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12-20-2004 08:14 AM  12 years agoPost 11
bobg

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For free:
http://www.cadvance.com/65form.htm

For cheap:
IntelliCAD. Search web for deals. Several venders user thier CAD engine.

Have fun.

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03-26-2005 06:22 AM  12 years agoPost 12
K27R

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Dike, IA U.S.A.

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Another CADD program with free trial

This is what the Community College uses for teaching a 1 semester course in CADD. http://fastcad.com/n-home.html

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06-05-2005 04:44 PM  12 years agoPost 13
tauscnc

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Joliet IL

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Try Rhino3D. Simply the best CAD program I have used. Very simple and it converts and saves in many formats. If your a student or have someone in the family that is the discount is great!

taus

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07-06-2005 03:59 AM  12 years agoPost 14
rcstickman

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Florida

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free 3d cad

http://www.x-cad.net/

Don't blame me, I did'nt vote for him.

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