New CAD??

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Happyk
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New CAD??

Postby Happyk » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Got this from one of the mailing lists I'm subscribed to.

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/ ... -software/

IDK if anyone has mentioned it here, but a quick search yeilded no results
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Re: New CAD??

Postby DanBackslide » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:41 am

I have a copy on my Mac. It's a well-polished package, and seems pretty powerful. Though I've got no CAD background, so I can't really say for sure...
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Re: New CAD??

Postby Odegard » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, I installed it on my Mac today. I'm a little disappointed it's only 2D CAD, but it seems a useful platform for learning the basics, at the very least.
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Re: New CAD??

Postby boltz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:45 am

I originally posted about it here:

http://www.tcmaker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1153&p=8676&hilit=draftsight&sid=0d7da86d20b861c03c4a55a972d70391#p8676

If you're somebody who has some Python skills, you might want to look at FreeCAD.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/free-cad/index.php?title=Main_Page

And let's not forget the Blender Precision Modeling Tutorial:

http://www.rab3d.com/tut_blender.php

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Re: New CAD??

Postby otto_pjm » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:09 pm

Jim beat me to it,

Post is a retread, info's in the Wiki, it may be out of date by now, feel free to update it, interesting software, but not what I need, now if they'd thrown in the CAM capabilities we'd have something really cool.

http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki/doku.php?id=resources:mcad_tools

Pete


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