|View Poll Results: Which CAD program(s) do you use right now?|
|Ashlar-Vellum (Argon, Cobalt)||6||0.67%|
|AutoCAD 2000 through 2009||146||16.40%|
|AutoCAD 2009 LT||22||2.47%|
|AutoCAD v.10 (DOS)||2||0.22%|
|AutoCAD v.12 (DOS & Windows)||7||0.79%|
|AutoCAD v.13 (Windows)||10||1.12%|
|AutoCAD v.14 (Windows)||41||4.61%|
|AutoDesk 3D Studio Max 5.0||11||1.24%|
|AutoDesk AutoSketch 9||6||0.67%|
|Becker Cad Pro||0||0%|
|CADKey / KeyCreator||8||0.90%|
|CoCreate Modeling Personal Edition (Free)||7||0.79%|
|DesignCAD 2-D for DOS||3||0.34%|
|DesignCAD 2-D for Windows||8||0.90%|
|DesignCAD 3000 DesignCAD 3DMax v.17||12||1.35%|
|DesignCAD 3-D for DOS||1||0.11%|
|DesignCAD 97 for Windows||0||0%|
|DoubleCadXT (Free, emulates AutoCAD)||8||0.90%|
|Flight Simulator Design Studio (FSDS)||0||0%|
|Modo 401 by Luxology||2||0.22%|
|MoI (Moment of Inspiration) 3D||3||0.34%|
|Solid Edge 2D||6||0.67%|
|Solidworks 1997 through 2008||188||21.12%|
|Tsplines (Rhino plug-in)||7||0.79%|
|TurboCAD Deluxe 10||12||1.35%|
|Turbocad Designer V7||3||0.34%|
|Turbocad Pro v. 14.2, with Mechanical pack||4||0.45%|
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|Oct 10, 2012, 11:42 AM|
It is a GREAT program, but it does have a learning curve unless you want to make a simple box fuselage; which you really don't need the program for then. Also will need a CAD program to export to as the output will need tweaking for an actual build.
|Dec 01, 2012, 04:38 PM|
i use sketchup (not to good to make stuff accurate with) and pro desktop 8 (very old but i get it free from my school, works fine for me). funny thing is, its interface is exactly what i see in my head when i design something, the buttons are even in the right place!
|Dec 01, 2012, 04:50 PM|
|Dec 05, 2012, 02:49 PM|
|Dec 08, 2012, 03:09 PM|
I started with Draftsight
It is a simple 2D software package that you can Download for Free.
Draftsight is limited in that it only works with DWG and DXF files.
I recently bought Turbocad Deluxe 2D / 3D. It can import and export files
in a Lot more formats.
I still have to teach myself how to Use Turbocad in a Productive manner.
There really is No way around that Learning Curve.
|Dec 08, 2012, 06:16 PM|
I saw you had a thread that spoke about a Cad bin but it's very old. What ever happened to that? Was there a bin made up for that?
|Dec 11, 2012, 03:08 AM|
Joined Nov 2008
|Jan 11, 2013, 01:26 PM|
Good CAD software: DraftSight
I use CAD on a daily basis (AutoCad and MicroStation). But after moving to Windows 7, my old copies stopped running. Recently I bought TurboCAD 19 DeLuxe ($90.00), and it works well. But now there is a much better option which is DraftSight. It is made by Dassault Systems, and the best part, it is FREE. It looks and feels like AutoCad, 2D only, but for drawing plans it is perfect!
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