|View Poll Results: Which CAD program(s) do you use right now?|
|Ashlar-Vellum (Argon, Cobalt)||9||0.74%|
|AutoCAD 2000 through 2009||175||14.34%|
|AutoCAD 2009 LT||27||2.21%|
|AutoCAD v.10 (DOS)||4||0.33%|
|AutoCAD v.12 (DOS & Windows)||9||0.74%|
|AutoCAD v.13 (Windows)||14||1.15%|
|AutoCAD v.14 (Windows)||69||5.66%|
|AutoDesk 3D Studio Max 5.0||13||1.07%|
|AutoDesk AutoSketch 9||8||0.66%|
|Becker Cad Pro||0||0%|
|CADKey / KeyCreator||13||1.07%|
|CoCreate Modeling Personal Edition (Free)||8||0.66%|
|DesignCAD 2-D for DOS||4||0.33%|
|DesignCAD 2-D for Windows||9||0.74%|
|DesignCAD 3000 DesignCAD 3DMax v.17||15||1.23%|
|DesignCAD 3-D for DOS||1||0.08%|
|DesignCAD 97 for Windows||0||0%|
|DoubleCadXT (Free, emulates AutoCAD)||9||0.74%|
|Flight Simulator Design Studio (FSDS)||1||0.08%|
|Modo 401 by Luxology||3||0.25%|
|MoI (Moment of Inspiration) 3D||4||0.33%|
|Solid Edge 2D||9||0.74%|
|Solidworks 1997 through 2008||249||20.41%|
|Tsplines (Rhino plug-in)||8||0.66%|
|TurboCAD Deluxe 10||13||1.07%|
|Turbocad Designer V7||3||0.25%|
|Turbocad Pro v. 14.2, with Mechanical pack||6||0.49%|
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Wan't another outsider ?
My avatar was designed in Visio.
But that was BEFORE M$ spoiled it and enslaved it for their Office suite
Been using DesignCAD since around 1990, when it came on a 3.5" floppy.
Strictly an 'amateur' in this CAD thing, up to my first copy of DCAD, I used some strange ancient ritual items known as 'paper' and 'pencils'. A lot, as most of my models are 'own design'. I've sometimes used Profili for wing sections, but as I only use a couple of wing sections in my designs, I've got enough of them in my 'library'.
Oddly enough, last year I 'designed' a fuselage for a wing I had lying around my shop by drawing it up the 'old way'. I suspect it took me much less time to 'draw' it than if I'd done it my CAD fashion...
Keep telling myself I need to download that freeby Sketchup thing from Google, have a play. 3D for me hasn't proven to be much of an attraction so far.
The counts above are not easy to read at a glance, since there are several versions of some programs. The TurboCad results, for example, are visually spread out by this effect, but the total for TurboCad is 20 users.
AutoCAD is similarly distributed, but sums to 36. If you add Inventor (9 at the moment) and Autosketch, Autodesk is clearly the dominant supplier. Not a surprise.
Anyway, doing the additions for different versions, the top of the list looks this on Feb 15, 2010:
Incidentally, the new CAD/CAM forum has been up and running since Jan. 11, so we are past a milestone.
Last edited by mcg; Feb 15, 2010 at 03:36 PM.
KeyCreator was mentioned - I'm impressed. I think a lot of people forgot about that package. We're the Canadian Distributors for it - thanks for the mention!
I also use it for programming my 3-axis router - it does full CAM too. Not a lot of CAD apps can say THAT.
I have been using AllyCAD (Choice CAD as it was called then) since the good old dos days.
This is the easiest most flexible cad I have seen. Best of all it's free for the home version, limited drawing size but certainly large enough to do all I need for hobby things.
Surprised it doesn't get more mentions
Last edited by beenbag; Mar 03, 2010 at 03:18 PM.
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