|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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Is DoubleCAD working well for you? I downloaded it two days ago on advice found somewhere here in RCG, and after some initial hiccups related to my AutoCAD background I started drafting for self-teaching. After four hours work on a Luton Minor I had my drawing freezing on me! I wrote a couple of messages on the DoubleCAD forum but it looks like that is rather slow moving.
I opened another drawing and it worked fine, but the one I was working on when I reopened it remained frozen.
It appears to me that DC has quite a fair share of bugs. I know it is a free program, but if it has these reliability problems then I wouldn't advise it.
After years of paper & pencil, I started with ModelCAD circa 1994, then went to DesignCAD for a few years. Been using TurboCAD 6.0 since around 1998 (all on Windows platforms). Originally, I had a free download of TurboCAD, then I spent a whole $30 to upgrade to 6.0. I'm still running that same TurboCAD 6.0, only now I'm running it on laptops with Win7, and it still runs just fine.
Blender and inventor. Inventors mostly a work thing, but it helps me know how to use CAD properly and miss all those little features in blender.
I even wrote a script that takes coordinates and plots em to form a wing profile. If i was to ever do it properly, i'd do a lot of it via script.
It's been a while since we tabulated this. Six program types account for 71% of the usage, as follows: AutoDesk (all AutoCADs, Inventor, etc), 24%; Solidworks (including 2D, etc., 19%; Rhino3D, 11%; SketchUp, 9%; the many TurboCADs 7%; and the DesignCADs, 2%. This includes mentions in the thread as well as votes that appear on the table. The remaining 29% of the votes are widely scattered across many different programs.
I use SolidWorks at work.
At home for a hobby I use Keycreator 2011 and Keymachinist to run my K2 CNC router. I do full 3D solid models then make tool paths from them directly. KeyCreator seems under-rated for what it does and how quick it is to use. I much prefer direct 3D modelers such as KeyCreator when given the choice. That is just me I guess, they are so much quicker for me, I don't need the overhead of history trees, feature dependencies and such.
Last edited by DaveC19; Oct 20, 2011 at 10:21 PM.
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