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Mackenzie

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Which free Drg program?
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:12:30 AM »

Hi
Looking to use a drg program for model fittings, which free one should I use? Do not intend to 3D Print.
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Re: Which free Drg program?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 03:26:37 AM »


AutoCAD Fusion 360 is an amazingly versatile detailed program for hobbyist /designers


https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists

You can sign up as a student [by confirming  your College or University of study] for a 'free 12 month subscription' O0 , then renew for subsequent 12 month periods without cost


Completion and practice with the on-board Tutorials will take you from an absolute novice to a competent CAD designer .......


[I am still at the former level  %)  Derek]
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Re: Which free Drg program?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 08:25:17 AM »

you can get full autocad for free on a student licence, as a full CAD user, I found fusion 360 too limiting for what I was used to doing in full CAD, so I have stuck with the full version on a student licence.
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Re: Which free Drg program?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 07:08:45 AM »

Thanks for your help, I will try Autocad 360, Jim
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Re: Which free Drg program?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 08:01:36 PM »

If you want something free and simple (basic but not too bad), I've cut my teeth 3-D printing with tinkercad.  I does most of what I want.  I'm trying to register for fusion 360 (I'm not a student*), the hobbyist option should be OK for me but I'm struggling with registration -I don't like the questions about e-mail addresses, or the fact I was presented with others commonly using talktalk domain addresses when I started registering.  You can try fusion 360 without committing for free first by the way.  I know 2-D cad but struggled with fusion 360 though I thought it much more intuative as an long time Autodesk user.  Now I've "mastered" tinkercad I think I'm much better prepped.

*I tried that before but it asked me for proof of my institution?



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