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omega 24 v6

posted on 6/5/16 at 05:55 PM Reply With Quote
Autocad/sketch program

Ok so a few weeks ( maybe 2 months) ago I came acroos recomendations for an autocad type programme and I'm sure it was on here.
I believe it was free and called autosketch or sketch up/ sketch it or similar. Anyways the folk were raving about it.
BUT
My laptop wents udders up and I never got it downloaded. Now I have a newer laptop but cannot find the link again no matter how much i search.

Can anyone help?? i'm starting to doubt i'd seen it now.
Thanks in advance
Gary





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Slimy38

posted on 6/5/16 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
Sketchup is Google's 'CAD' program. I put it in quotes as I'm not sure whether you'd put it in that category.
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posted on 6/5/16 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
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bi22le

posted on 6/5/16 at 06:49 PM Reply With Quote
It depends on what you want to draw.
For architectural work use sketch up. It's great for that.

For any thing else use Draughtsight. DS is very good and up there with autocad. Its also free.

If you need a hand with anything give me a shout. Im a design engineer using solidworks everyday.

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DanP

posted on 6/5/16 at 07:07 PM Reply With Quote
I started trying to use sketchup for cad but having used solid works in the past I just couldn't get along with it.

Auto desk Fusion 360 is outstanding and free, I use it for doing cad work and it has built in lathe and mill CAM too.

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omega 24 v6

posted on 6/5/16 at 08:30 PM Reply With Quote
I had autocadlite a few years ago and can get though what i need with it. No need for 3d either as it mostly flat parts required. So I need something that can do dxf out formats for lazer/waterjet flat parts.





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davro

posted on 6/5/16 at 08:31 PM Reply With Quote
I use Fusion360 for CAD/CAM mainly milling and some turning on the mill
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christim

posted on 6/5/16 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
I use sketchup for my cabinet making/woodworking projects, does nicely. Will also use it when i come to designing my bodywork (mostly because i know how to use it and not other programmes)
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yngndrw

posted on 11/5/16 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
OnShape is made by the people who made SolidWorks and has a free version, if you don't mind your drawings being public:
https://www.onshape.com/cad-pricing

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Ugg10

posted on 11/5/16 at 09:17 PM Reply With Quote
Autodesk 123d Design is free for non commercial use, this has a 2d drafting mode I think. Full autocad was available free if you have a student in the house.





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posted on 12/5/16 at 07:42 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by omega 24 v6
I had autocadlite a few years ago and can get though what i need with it. No need for 3d either as it mostly flat parts required. So I need something that can do dxf out formats for lazer/waterjet flat parts.


So you no longer have AutoCad Lt? If memory serves, this was capable of saving as dxf, can't you just get another copy?. I also use AutoCad Lt 2000.

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