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04-01-2009 03:10 PM  9 years agoPost 1
zackesch

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Are there any good Autocad like programs? I have tried a program called proge cad, which is a autocad like program, the menus have the same idea, just a lil different. My pet peve with the program is the layout view. When i tell it to print 1:1, it dosnt print that way, but it prints in a current view.

Are there any other good programs out there? I dont want to be stuck in my computer lab most of the day, so a program at home will be very helpful. I also dont want to put my neck on the line by downloading it illegally.

Thanks!

-Zack

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04-02-2009 12:27 AM  9 years agoPost 2
dilberteinstein

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How about AutoSketch?
Ebay has AutoSketch for $24:

http://cgi.ebay.com/AutoSketch-9-Au...%3A1%7C294%3A50

AutoSketch is made by AutoCad. AutoCad also makes AutoCad LT. AutoCad LT is good also.

Good Luck

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11-19-2009 02:39 PM  8 years agoPost 3
IYKIST

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Anyone tried TurboCAD

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11-24-2009 12:36 PM  8 years agoPost 4
betta2500

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sofware
Try alibre is a good software.

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11-24-2009 12:39 PM  8 years agoPost 5
aussie_g

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I use TurboCAD - very easy to use.

Not antiquated like AutoCAD is.

Gareth

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11-24-2009 12:45 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Pistol Pete

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Try SKECTHUP by google.

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02-12-2010 05:09 PM  8 years agoPost 7
IYKIST

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aussie_g, how different is autocad to turbocad, i have started to learn autocad and looks like the learning curve is going to be steep.

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02-12-2010 05:57 PM  8 years agoPost 8
fishbat

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You might want to check this out.

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/produc...e-downloads.htm

I have used DWG editor and it is pretty similar to Autocad with slightly less functionality.

Drawings now looks pretty interesting, but I haven't checked it out.

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02-12-2010 11:55 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Peefor

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I've used Turbocad since v2. It will do anything that I want or need. Used mainly for design work and producing 2D drawings for cutting out on a CNC machine.

I have tried Autocad and found it awful, so will stick with Turbocad.

All the home-made items in my gallery were drawn and designed with Turbocad

Pete

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12-29-2010 05:10 AM  7 years agoPost 10
h2jringo

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another vote for turbocad I bought versions 14 15 and 16 and fixing to buy 17 we make all out parts from it much simpler than autocad and will save in autocad format
http://www.averticalview.com

Quad copter and Camera mount design

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02-12-2014 04:15 AM  4 years agoPost 11
lfalsetto

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I like Designcad

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08-15-2014 02:27 AM  4 years agoPost 12
AirWolfRC

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Can anyone tell me the main differences
between Turbo Cad and Design Cad ?

They both come from the same company . . . IMSI

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08-23-2014 06:54 PM  4 years agoPost 13
RM3

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they all have varing levels of file transfer capability and most differ on how the manage 3D drawings. The cheaper the software the less the capability it has to generate details especially with 3D models. majority of the CAD software you find at the local office/computer store can be gaged on its ability to deal with 3D. Almost all other 2D CAD software has the same abilities though.

I have used many CAD packages from ViaCad, to TurboCad, AutoCAD and even had a chance to play with SolidWorks (no 1 in my book) and it always boils down to 3D capability and ease of use in that relm.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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12-18-2014 11:52 PM  3 years agoPost 14
TMoore

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I use Ironcad 2015. Instead of buying SW for $10K Ironcad is less than half and is 2-3 times faster designing parts.

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12-19-2014 12:17 AM  3 years agoPost 15
denwag

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Solidworks Draftsight is as close to Autocad as you can get and its completely free with email registration

regards
denwag

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12-19-2014 07:48 PM  3 years agoPost 16
RM3

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if your a student or better yet a Veteran student you can get Solid Works for less than $100...

but its licenced for personnal use and expires.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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12-10-2015 07:23 PM  35 months agoPost 17
Gero Adrian

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12-10-2015 09:42 PM  35 months agoPost 18
AirWolfRC

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They say;
Download this free 3D CAD software and create assemblies with up to 60 unique parts. Use it as long as you like. Once you’ve registered and downloaded the software, it’s yours to use indefinitely.

If it's only good for 60 pieces, ? ?

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12-11-2015 05:44 AM  35 months agoPost 19
Gero Adrian

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Hi

somehow there must be a diff to the commercial Version and for free a 3D/2D tool which is a real pro Version?
I use since ages this Version and as soon as you reach the 60 pieces, merge some pieces and use 'em seperatly in another file

Best regards

Gero

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01-17-2016 02:32 AM  34 months agoPost 20
majestic12

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Onshape and Fusion 360 are powerful yet easy to learn. Both offer free versions with little or no feature limitations


TREX 700N Flybarless
HF:STMPNGRND

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