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Freeware CAD
« on: December 08, 2006, 04:04:05 PM »

Hi All,

I have found a reasonable Freeware 2D CAD package - better than Autosketch IMHO, closer to ACAD LT, though the layer structuring is different (not as good IMHO).

www.free2design.org

Best of all it is my favourite price

Tim the Wombat
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 06:16:54 PM »

 Thanks for that Tim - downloaded it , now I've got to learn how to use it !
        cheers rats
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006, 09:28:22 AM »

Thanks for that Tim - downloaded it , now I've got to learn how to use it !
        cheers rats

Ditto that, can't resist new toys especially the free ones. Hope this one is not to complicated for my fading grey cells

best regards and Merry Xmas

MikeK

PS just tried to install it and got a message box telling me there was a 'TD Failure' during installation and it won't run, just comes up with same message. None the wiser but if anyone else gets the same message then at least you know you are not alone !!
Ah well, nowts free as they say  ;D ;D
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2006, 11:24:25 AM »

Thanks for link Tim, I downloaded and installed with no problems Mike.
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006, 12:52:27 PM »

Thanks for the info Keith, I had a feeling it might be my machine. Waiting for the wet & miserable days to pluck up courage and format the beast and hopefully get it to toe the line again
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 01:00:17 PM »

Glad it is proving useful  - I think I am starting to get to grips with it. Mopre use than Autosketch - in someways I'm finding it easier than ACAD-2006LT (I use this at work).

Here is part of a learning exercise - part of a plan to get a set of layout parts for doing designs. Not toally to scale but close enough for the relative measurements of arm heigt to mounting hols and outline. The PDF is not to scale, but the output from the laser is bob-on, so I can produce patterns for parts.

I think it is a good investment of beer vouchers ;D

Tim
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Google SketchUp (free)
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 06:02:35 PM »


Has anyone used Google SketchUp ? - http://sketchup.google.com/
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Re: Freeware CAD
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 10:30:15 PM »

couldnt down load the 2D program. just kept getting a window and fax viewr gif.
never mind.
any way, one i use is this
http://www.rhino3d.com/
pretty good,
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Re: Google SketchUp (free)
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007, 09:54:34 PM »


Has anyone used Google SketchUp ? - http://sketchup.google.com/


Really good, I use it a work.
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