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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:04 AM
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What's your goal? You say you want to do near scale stuff but are you looking for CAD to be a scaling tool, generation of ribs and templates, printing of plans, etc???

Depending upon which goals you have, there are dozens of packages to choose from. I make molds for composite sailplanes, so I use a 3D package (Rhino) but also do all of my 2D and 2.5D stuff in there. Find a package that has good online support in youtube for how-tos and try to pick something that's stronger than you are but not so complex that you bleed trying to learn.
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