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Old 09-17-2008, 02:23 AM   #1
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Default Open source or free sw to replace Autocad

I think it has been asked millions of times but the software world evolves so fast I thought it was better to ask again in order to have fresh news.
Is there an open source or free software which can be used to replace autocad for, at least, the simplest tasks ?

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Old 09-17-2008, 07:16 AM   #2
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Haven't used it yet, but hear its ok

http://brlcad.org/d/download

I have seen others but most are still in the infancy stages.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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Graph paper version 8.5x11, but only with the ruler and pencil upgrade packs.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Graph paper version 8.5x11, but only with the ruler and pencil upgrade packs.
Thats the only way I do it. I tryed the software but it just made things harder for me. Easier to just draw it out on paper. imo
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #5
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solidworks all the way but you have to pay for it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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Thats the only way I do it. I tryed the software but it just made things harder for me. Easier to just draw it out on paper. imo

Me too, old school all the way.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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i do it both way. i love sketching and then when i need to get into testing with out making i use inventor. if you want pm me and i can hook you up with some auto cadd stuff for cheap.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #8
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Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread, but you can go to http://autodesk.com and download a free version of Maya. Its used for 3d graphics and animation.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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I use http://www.emachineshop.com , You can download free cad software.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:21 PM   #10
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3D modeling/rendering software
or
https://www.alibre.com/products/xpre...ss_for_all.asp
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:57 PM   #11
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You can also try google sketch up its a free download,
with a lot of free downloadable content, screws, bolts, steel shapes.
its not autocad ,but its a nice 3d system for free.

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:58 PM   #12
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solidedge 2d draft is good. i use it, and combine it with primo pdf(free) u can print them in to .pdf files, and open/share on adobe
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #13
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I use solid works for my cnc plasma, works great but like Krawler Freak said it is a little pricey.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:01 AM   #14
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and what about DoubleCad xt free?

HERE
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:13 AM   #15
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sure.. i gave the link in few replies earlier - Open source or free sw to replace Autocad
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:18 AM   #16
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sorry, havent senn links just wanted to pass good option..
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:24 AM   #17
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nevadi, aj tak dakujeme
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